50 Cent and Eminem’s upcoming collaboration has a name: “Champions.”
In a recent sit down with MTV, the G-Unit head honcho detailed how the track – which will appear on his Street King Immortal album – came together. Sharing that he traveled to Detroit to work with Em, Fif classified the reclusive Shady Records boss as a “lab rat.”
“We wrote the song in Detroit. I did go out there, and we recorded in his studios, his comfort zone. Em is a lab rat, I don’t know if you know this. You don’t see him unless he’s scheduled to be somewhere. Other than that, he’s probably writing something new now.”
“It’s a really cool process. It’s usually more fun than it feels like work. It sounds like one of those hit records that you’ve heard from Eminem in the past, with an R&B singer in the chorus.”
Ever-appreciative for Eminem’s Shady/Aftermath put-on, 50 Cent discussed his relationship with his mentor. He attributed Em with singlehandedly giving himself, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck the opportunity of a lifetime.
“Me and Em’s relationship is really interesting too. I never had anyone in my life do so much for me in one shot. The opportunity he provided for me is even why [G-Unit] received their opportunity. In one shot he did it. He showed up, and his timing was incredible.”
Watch 50 Cent talk his upcoming “Champions” collaboration with Eminem in the video above.