Ed Sheeran has recently appeared on “Later… with Jools Holland,” where the singer revealed that he and Eminem became pen-pals after bonding over a shared love of cassette tapes.
“I collect cassettes and I have got Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and they are quite difficult to find. The only person I know who collects the same is Eminem.”
“He collects cassettes, that is his thing. He loves collecting. He is avid at going to find them. We have started having this, it is like a very cool pen-pal thing. I got a message the other day from Marshall about an LL Cool J cassette. He said, ‘This is the cassette which made me want to start rapping’.
“I sent him Van Morrison and I will send him David Gray’s ‘White Ladder’ next.” said Ed Sheeran
So far, Eminem and Ed collaborated in 3 occasions. “River” for Revival album, “Remember The Name,” ft. 50 Cent for No.6 Collaborations Project album and “Those Kinda Nights” for Music To be Murdered By album.
You can watch the new interview here.