Trinidad James has recently sat down with T-Pain on the Nappy Boy Radio podcast where the two had a good time with Eminem‘s “Marshall Mathers” track from his 2000’s classic album, The Marshall Mathers LP.
At one point of the interview, when T-Pain asked Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper which song he would perform from front to back if he had gun to his head, James quickly started rapping some lyrics. The crew first got confused but T-Pain realized that it was one of Eminem songs, however they could not remember the title of the track. After googling, they came out with the name of the song and started performing “Marshall Mathers” together.
“Marshall Mathers” is a title track off “The Marshall Mathers LP” which is a direct reaction to the turmoil Eminem’s life went in to after the release and runaway success of The Slim Shady LP.
In the book “Angry Blonde,” Eminem wrote: “While putting together my second album, I kind of wanted to come up with an “I Don’t Give a F–k,” Part 3. Jeff from FBT was playing this acoustic guitar track. He then started singing the hook “Cause I’m just Marshall Mathers”. It’s ill, because every time we’re f–king around in the studio we seem to come up with the dopest s–t. We’ll f–k around and be smiling while we’re saying s–t and I’ll say “Yo that’s dope. I should use that.” When I thought of the chorus I felt that what I needed to talk about in the verses was just me and my opinions. So I touched on everything the newest trends in hip-hop (which I’m not really with), to ICP, to my mother, to my family members who don’t know me and always wanna come around. I wanted to just spit fire in each verse and have the soft-a– innocent chorus. I think it captures the whole “front porch” feel despite on the album’s cover. When I recorded this I decided to call the album The Marshall Mathers LP.”
You can watch Trinidad James’s performance below: