Eminem Kanye West Once Tried To Steal Eminem's Drum Sounds

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    Kanye West Once Tried To Steal Eminem's Drum Sounds
    By Mitch Findlay
    March 23, 2020 09:57

    A 2004 interview highlights the time a young Kanye West sneakily lifted Eminem's drums from a D12 studio session.



    Kanye West is seen by many as one of the greatest producers of all time, with Eminem being held in equal esteem as a lyricist. In reality, both artists are multitalented across a variety of fields, each one capable of crafting incredible instrumentals in their own right. While Ye's discography needs no introduction, many forget how vast Em's production repertoire expands -- should you need a refresher, check out his 25 best beats of all time right here. As it happens, Yeezy himself once thought the world of Eminem's production, to the point where he actually tried to steal some of Slim's sounds during a D12 studio session.


    The anecdote derives from a 2004 issue of Scratch magazine, as shared by Twitter user @Trebworld and brought to attention on r/hiphopheads. Joking about how he used to steal No ID's drum records back in his "madman" days on the come up, Ye began reflecting on another attempted act of grand theft audio. "I had to work with D12 right?" he begins, alluding to the D12 World title track. "And I think Eminem is a dope-ass producer, so I wanted to ask him to trade drums but I was intimidated because he was such a superstar and everything."

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    He explains that while Kon Artis (Mr. Porter) used to give him plenty of drum sounds, he always had his sights set on Em's. "They were badder to me," gushes Kanye. "Eminem has some of the best drums in hip-hop." As fate would have it, Yeezy soon found himself alone in the studio with Eminem's MP kits in sight -- cameras be damned, he made the move. "I'm going to try and get as many sounds copied before they come in," he reasoned. "I started copying them and the next thing I know an engineer comes in and straight grabs the disk and leaves."

    While Kanye wasn't able to make off with the sounds in their entirety, he did learn a few tricks from watching Eminem work. "I started seeing how he do, doing shit I wouldn't do because I still had certain rules," says Kanye. "I was seeing how he truncated sounds, like chopping the air completely. It gives it a certain sound, the sound he wanted. I learned a lot going through Eminem's drum kit." He closes things out by revealing that Em was, at least at the time, one of his top-five producers. "Me and Em together, damn."

    Check it the full interview scans below, especially if you're interested in artistic growth and hip-hop history. Do you feel that 2000-2004 Eminem was worthy of being in the best producer conversation?



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    Howard “Treble” [email protected]

    · Mar 19, 2020

    Replying to @Zvbear @Jayzisthebestr1
    I’ll give this some validity for the simple fact I remember in the Kanye issue of Scratch Magazine he was talking about how Eminem was his favorite producer and how he stole a drum sample disc of his. I’ll have to find the article.

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    My basement flooded last month and ruined my collection of Scratch Magazines so please forgive the quality.

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    Mar 23, 2020
    inb4 em stans start saying that he’s a better producer than Ye
     
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    Imagine not stealing drums lol
     
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    Very cool this interaction exists

    Dumb take away/title
     
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    Mar 23, 2020
    How many producers 'stole' the current generic trap beats lol
     
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    Feels so amazing that one of the greatest producers ever fucks with our favorite rapper who is also a criminally underrated producer. Whoever out there still hating Ye, pls put some respeck on his name.
     
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    Mar 23, 2020
    All these famous producers steal from each other...

    dr.dre was stealing from some pork chop producer during his death row days...
     
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    Such a cool little anecdote!
    Eminem did have some interesting, hard-hitting drums and original drum patterns ; i have sampled 8 mile's, I'm gone's and some other songs' drums several times tbh
     
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    What did Kanye produce for D12?
     
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    The title track on D12 World
     
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    Yea lmao I was waiting a for a non-producer to come in here and act like this was a big deal
     
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    That D12 world album was the beginning of the end for that group...it seemed like half ass album...

    lol I actually liked the Kanye/d12 song...minus not have Em on every song

    once I saw bizarre, swiftly, Kuniva on tracks without em...shit wasn’t right
     
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    Eminem has some of the best Piano game in hip hop production. Idk if its him or Louis Resto who incorporates the pianos but boi they sound amazing.
     
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    Always luis Resto
     
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    The take away from this should be that Kanye thinks Em is a great producer and is potentially even influenced by him. Not that Kanye tried to get his drum kit which literally every producer on the planet does
     
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    Examples?
     
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    Dont know exactly how much he plays himself, its probably Luis, but anyways hes involved with melodys etc.

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    "He explains that while Kon Artis (Mr. Porter) used to give him plenty of drum sounds, he always had his sights set on Em's. "They were badder to me""

    lmao Kanye hearing Porter's shit ass drums and going "no thanks"
     
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    How are you not gonna put Lose Yourself, probably one of the best uses of Piano on a rap beat ever. And yeah, it’s all Luis Resto for piano. Kinda like Mike Dean doing Kanye’s guitars
     
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    Edit: Is this all Resto I'm sure Jeff Bass had amazing key game too

     
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