John lately recorded with Thug for the “Tiny Dancer” singer’s upcoming album, The Lockdown Sessions. The two plus Nicki Minaj collaborated on the track, “Always Love You”.
In an interview with Billboard, John revealed that he thought Thug had the higher hand over Eminem: “I mean, I’ve seen Marshall [Mathers] do it in Detroit, but I’ve never seen someone like Thug come in and do that.”
John added that he was “blown away” by what Thug produced and went into element on the recording course of: “In the end, I had to leave because I think he felt a bit intimidated that I was there and I just wanted him to relax.
“But it’s just an amazing moment in my musical life. I have no understanding of how rap records are put together and it’s fascinating to watch.”
Thug and John first labored collectively in 2018 the rapper sampled “Rocket Man” for his monitor, “High”. Though they didn’t file then, Thug needed to satisfy the pop legend and discuss music.
John ended up providing him recommendation after discovering out the rapper was a choirboy: “‘Sing more. Don’t just rap, sing more, because the mixture of rap and musicianship and melody is what really makes rap take off.’ And he’s doing that now.”
The relationship between John and Eminem goes again over 20 years to once they carried out “Stan” collectively on the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Since then, they’ve remained shut, and Eminem credit John with serving to him keep sober while recovering from drug habit.