By Rob Markman
No I.D.’s rap resume is solid as a rock. Not only did the Chicago beat smith craft Common’s classic 1994 single “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” he has gone on to craft some pretty unforgettable hits for Jay-Z ("Run This Town"), Nas ("Daughters"), G-Unit (“Smile”), Kanye West (“Heartless”) and Big Sean (“My Last”). There are still a few notable MCs who Dion hasn’t worked with, Eminem for one, but expect that to soon change.
"I definitely sat down and spoke with Eminem about working and we agreed to get in the studio and see what we could do," No I.D. told MTV News on Wednesday in Los Angeles while he attended a G.O.O.D. Music party in the Moet Rosé Lounge at Bagatelle. "He's one of the best, I want to work with one of the best and try and give some music contributions. I think that would be one of the next steps in that lineage of what I'm trying to do."
So what exactly would a No I.D./Eminem record sound like? "Hip-hop," he said with a brimming confidence.
If fans are lucky, they may be able to hear the results of that session sometime soon. Last month, Eminem confirmed that he is working on hisseventh major label studio album and his Bad Meets Evil partner Royce da 5'9" is already impressed. "Marshall is the studio right now, laying the most awesome lyrics in the world," Nickel Nine said when he and Slaughterhouse appeared on "RapFix Live" on August 30. "I'm not so sure how the world is going to respond from some of the things that I've heard from him."
What do you think a No I.D./Eminem collaboration would sound like?