iHeartRadio has launched Behind the Music, a new podcast that will adapt episodes from the original MTV/VH1 documentary series. The podcast premiered today as the rebooted Behind the Music television series on Paramount+.
The first episode is dedicated to hip-hop legend, LL Cool J where Eminem also appeared to talk about LL’s influence on him when growing up.
“I think LL Cool J has been so vital to broadening the horizons of hip-hop.”
“For my eleventh birthday. I got the radio tape. And in that moment, I was into it. And I just think about having his posters everywhere. I would say he had big impact on me early on. He gave me more confidence. Little more self-belief. The swagger that he had, if I can portray that swagger, I can go to school and kids might think I’m cool.”
“LL Cool J got me this chain too. Since I was a little kid, I always wanted a chain. I was recording with Rick Rubin and I was like, ‘Yo, can you ask LL where he got his chains from?’ So he had these made and sent them to me.” says Eminem.
Then the Detroit legend continues talking about LL’s music. At the end of the video, LL also got few words for Em: “I love Em. I think he’s such a good dude. It just feels so good that you know you inspired other great artists.”
Watch the full thing below: