In October of last year, the beef between Eminem and Snoop Dogg came to an end, and on a new episode of Paul Rosenberg's podcast Paul Pod: Curtain Call 2, Eminem told his longtime manager that Dr. Dre's near-fatal brain aneurysm in January 2021 lead the two rappers to squash their differences.
"When that thing happened with Dre," Eminem says, "we were like 'this is stupid. This is stupid as hell to be feuding right now." The rift publically emerged after Snoop said he could "live without" Eminem's music, remarks Eminem said he found "disrespectful" during a 2021 interview on Shade 45. However, Eminem suggested that the feud may have stemmed further back from a miscommunication over a song collaboration that Snoop Dogg proposed and Eminem's manager turned down. "I explained [the miscommunication] to him," Eminem said. "I'm like 'bro, Doggystyle changed my life.." This year the pair released the collaborative single "From The D 2 The LBC."
In another clip, Eminem addresses critics of his rap style, which is frequently derided for its rhyme scheme.. "It's frustrating when you're doing some shit technically and people who think they know what the fuck rap is about start giving opinions on it but don't hear what the fuck you're doing... we're not listening with the same ears." The final promo clip from the podcast shows Eminem and Rosenberg discussing how they first came across Juice WRLD (rapping over the "Just Lose It" instrumental for Tim Westwood, which Eminem calls "incredible) and their race to work together. The pair ended up collaborating on "Godzilla" from Eminem's Music To Be Murdered By.
The full episode of the podcast premieres tonight (September 14) on SiriusXM’s Shade 45 at 9:00 p.m. EST.
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