Schoolboy Q Didn’t Ask Eminem For A Verse… Yet

Schoolboy gives MTV News the behind-the-scenes scoop on the buzzed-about meet-up.

Sure Schoolboy Q would love a verse from Eminem, but that wasn’t the purpose of Black Hippy’s meet-up with Slim Shady.

“We weren’t trying to go in there all, ‘Oh let me get a verse.’ We hate when people do that to us, so we actually wanted to go in there and be cool and feel him out and see what was going on before anybody asked for a verse,” Q told us of his June in-studio meeting with Em.

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Royce da 5’9,” Mr. Porter, Schoolboy and of course Eminem all linked up in Detroit. Fans — and news writers — hoped that there was an all-star recording session, but it was more of a hangout. “We just sat there, we chilled, we talked. We expressed what we liked about each other’s music, we talked about Slaughterhouse, we talked about his artists, we talked about us individually. He’s just a good dude, just chillin’,” Q said.

Kendrick gave us a similar account after he performed at the Firefly Festival in Delaware. “That was me actually just meeting and greeting,” K-Dot said . “I bumped heads with Eminem [in the past], but it was very brief, that was my first time really chopping it up with him, getting to ask all the questions I wanted to ask him.”

Schoolboy, on the other hand, stayed quiet. “I sat in there and I didn’t say nothing. I soaked up game, I didn’t want to say too much,” he told us. “I can’t go in there running my mouth trying to act like I know everything, that’s a dude that done been from nothing to something. I sat there and I just soaked up game. I didn’t really say too much, I was just listening really.”

Fans shouldn’t worry much though; Schoolboy figures that TDE/Shady Records collaboration will materialize eventually, when the time is right, of course. “I’m pretty sure one of the homeys gonna ask for a verse though,” he said laughing.

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