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    In the interview Eminem mentions how every syllable of his words hit the kicks and snares on "Toy Soldiers". I remember reading it years ago. Anybody have it? Thanks.

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  • #2
    I know what ur talking about and i can picture what the cover looks like but cant remember the name. Its one where it just talks about being a producer.
    rb forever

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    • #3
      Yeah, I read it on this board, but I can't even find it using the key words in the search...
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      • #4
        It's from his XXL interview


        XXL: With your more recent records, it seems like your producing is influencing your vocals. You’re experimenting with different cadences, rhyming in melody more than ever. Is that something you’re doing consciously?

        Eminem: Um, well it kind of goes back to just my ear. I seen a quote recently from Nelly where he said that there’s rappers that stay on top of the beat, there’s rappers that stay behind the beat and he wants to be inside the beat. And that would be the best way to describe it. I mean, I don’t think me and Nelly, stylistically, are similar at all. But I would definitely agree with that quote that he gave, because that’s the same way I feel as far as just wanting to be inside the beat, just hearing the melody and locking into the rhythm. Whatever the bass line is doing, whatever the drums are doing, I want to sink right into that. On TheMarshall Mathers LP I got a little better at riding beats, like staying on top of them. But on The Eminem Show I started riding the hi-hat instead of the snare or the bass drum, like with “Cleanin’ Out My Closet.” Every time I do a new song, it’s like I’m learning a new trick.

        There are certain songs on this album where you seem to be more intent on having fun with flows and placing less emphasis on content. Does it ever concern you that this could come at the expense of your lyrics?

        I always concentrate on lyricism, whether I’m trying to make a point or I’m just buggin’ out. A song like “Toy Soldiers” has an eight-bar drum loop that sounds like marching-band drums. I took it home and I studied the pattern that it was doing. I wrote the rhyme right to it. Just memorized the pattern and learned it by heart. I tried to make every word hit on the kicks and the snares.

        It’ll usually start out, when I first start making the record, that the first five, six or seven songs will be dark, like real emotional. And then, usually at the tail end, I get in with Dre, and that’s when I start making the crazy shit. His beats do something to me. They just inspire me to say bugged-out shit. When I hear his beats, I swear his beats talk to me. So the melody, there’s no trick to it. It sounds like his beats are saying it.
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        Last edited by Sleep; 06-15-2008, 09:43 PM.
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        • #5
          Good looks!
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          • #6
            Another mention about kicks and snares in Like Toy Soldier also found in "Behind the boards"

            http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/...ards-interview
            Last edited by menime23; 06-15-2008, 11:02 PM.

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            • #7
              That behind the boards interview was so dope! ^

              Just wish he would have talked about Infinite.

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              • #8
                loi at him farting and burping...
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                • #9
                  yeah thats one of his semi listenable interviews-lot of good info and few burps haha

                  At least he seemed to TRY haha
                  rb forever

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                  • #10
                    This interview is fucking long... Still listening...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by D124ever View Post
                      yeah thats one of his semi listenable interviews-lot of good info and few burps haha
                      At least he seemed to TRY haha
                      The burps were also Paul's fault. He was provoking. lol
                      I love how the host told them they act childish.

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