Eminem And Big Sean Bonded Over Detroit Roots In The Studio

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By Henna Kathiya

After sharing an Instagram photo of himself posing with Eminem last month, the Internets were curious to find out what the two Detroit natives were up to. Not much was said about the session, which also included Royce da 5’9″,  but it was assumed that Sean was working with them on his sophomore album Hall of Fame. In a recent appearance on “NiteCap With Peter Bailey,” Sean spoke about what went down during the epic studio session.

While he didn’t confirm that any of the songs they worked on would appear on his next album, Big Sean did mention how they bonded over being from the Motor City. “It was crazy just coming from Detroit. We sat and talked for a couple of hours, even before we did anything musically. I was just telling them how much—how crazy it is man coming from The D,” he said. “Them was the superstars. Them was the heroes in rap music. And they showed me that you can be worldwide. Cause it was always local heroes, but obviously one of the biggest rappers in the world is from Detroit. It was a big deal there. It was an honor man, straight up.”

Sean, who partnered with Adidas last year, also spoke about the Rick Ross controversy with Reebok. “The content for this new album has been way more mature. People are gonna see as soon as you start putting the content out. I don’t think you should necessarily censor what you say if you feel like how you feel,” he explained. “I don’t think he ever censors what he says. He apologized for it. I don’t think he meant it how it came across…You gotta have a sense of what’s right and what’s wrong.”

Sean’s album doesn’t have a release date just yet but he did tell MTV News, “I’m not trying to hype it up or talk it up but it’s obviously the best work I’ve done and I’m excited about it.”