Eminem reflects on his bleach blonde Slim Shady days on GRIP's 'Walkthough!,' which appears on the Atlanta rapper's debut Shady Records album.
arrived on Friday (August 27). Co-produced by Eminem, MTK and TU!, the song finds Marshall Mathers reflecting on styling bleach blonde hair during his younger days amid struggles with drug addiction. My head, somethings wrong with it, he raps. But that makes me me, Im different/That lyrical phenom misfit/Since I was a bleach blonde who hear the beat hung/This bitch makes me only think of demonic shit/I was knocking on deaths door, I fucking ding-dong ditched it. During a recent interview with ePro, GRIP explained how he recorded Walkthough! specifically for Eminem after his project was finished. When I figured out that Em was gonna jump on some shit, I was trying to scramble and make a song, GRIP said. All the songs were pretty much complete, and I didnt want to just throw him on some track thats already done. I pretty much had to make a song from scratch for him to be on. I had to pick which beat I could hear him on and all of that shit. He continued, It was cool, though. It was cool, but that was probably the most challenging. And then Im like, Damn, its Eminem. I gotta come with that shit because if I dont, hes going to fucking annihilate me. I feel like hes gonna go hard regardless, but I just had to craft something dope for him. It was almost like cooking for a chef.