Ed Sheeran has recently sat down with Arte TRACKS where he talked about his favorite record of all time: Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP.”
“The Marshall Mathers LP is one of my favorite records, if not my favorite record. This is what helped cure my stutter. I’ll get it to the actual verse that cured my stutter: “Windows tinted on my ride when I drive in it / So when I rob a bank, run out and just dive in it / So I’ll be disguised in it / And if anybody identifies the guy in it / I’ll hide for five minutes / Come back, shoot the eyewitness / Fire at the private eye hired to pry in my business…” rapped Ed Sheean.
Then he continued: “So that is what cured my stutter, learning that rap there, just because its so wordy. It was actually my uncle, Jim, I call him Jim Shady and he bought me the cassette of this record and my dad supported it cause my uncle said ‘this guy is the new Bob Dylan.’ I don’t think my dad actually listened to what was on the record. And I went over and played the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame recently with Eminem where we sang Stan.”
“And my dad recently listened to this record, he’d never heard it before and he listened to it recently and he was like…One of the first lines is ‘oh, now he’s raping his own mother, Abusing a w-ore, snorting coke, and we gave him the Rolling Stone cover?’ and my dad was like ‘oh, you were listening to this when you were nine?!'” he added.
You can watch the interview below: