Wolverine chats it up with NM about what it was like being a fan of hip hop and seeing Eminem, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent live at a recent Home at Home tour stop in 2010. The Real Steel soundtrack is available now, featuring Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” and 50 Cent’s new track “Enforcer”.
During the filming of “Real Steel” I heard that you and director Shawn Levy went to an Eminem concert. There’s an Eminem song in the movie, and played in the trailer for “Real Steel.” Can we assume that you two are big fans of his?
I think Eminem is extraordinary, and one of the greatest live acts I’ve ever seen. I’m a real fan of live music, but if I go to a concert and I feel that I’m just getting their CD, basically, played for me, it bores me. I would prefer to just listen to it. But he, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre: It was one of the most electrifying nights I’ve ever been a part of. I was actually ushered to this area and I went behind the stage and just watching Dr. Dre get ready to go onstage, it was kind of like watching a prizefighter getting ready for a big fight. There’s just so much that they put in to every song. And Eminem, he’s just, oh my God, he’s just the consummate performer. A professional. And everything comes from an honest place. Comes from his heart. That’s what I like about him.
Source: Rap Radar