Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Boogie on Meeting Eminem for the First Time: "It Was Unreal"

"I couldn't really speak the first time I met him."
DJBooth_logo2x

Earlier this month, Shady Recordsannounced the signing of Compton rapper Boogie, who previously had a record contract with Shady's longtime home at Interscope Records.

On Wednesday, Boogie stopped by Sway In The Morning to discuss, among several topics, his new deal and meeting Eminem in person for the first time. Let's just say, Boogie was at a loss for words.

"It was unreal," Boogie told Sway. "I couldn't really speak the first time I met him. It was just shocking that he knew my music and it wasn't just the big songs like the shit Rihanna posted or shit like that, he actually knew my project. It was crazy."

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

BOTW-16x9--3-

DJ Neptune, Yungeen Ace & Joony: Best of the Week

DJ Neptune, Yungeen Ace, and Joony, among others, have the best new songs on Audiomack this week.

am-world-top10-nov-16x9--1-

10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now

Luh Soldier, Snowsa, SGaWD, and K.Charles are four of the 10 new rappers you need to know right now on Audiomack.

BOTW-16x9--2-

Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie & Earl Sweatshirt: Best of the Week

Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie, and Earl Sweatshirt, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.

Of course, as an interviewer himself, Sway was curious if Boogie used his time with Em to pick his brain for knowledge, but the 28-year-old didn't want to accidentally give his new label boss the chance to change his mind.

"Nah, I was too scared," Boogie said. "I'm just going to let Em talk cause I don't wanna say nothing stupid. After I met him that first time, I got more cool, though, and I was choppin' it up with him."

While he didn't issue a release date or title, Boogie confirmed that he's currently in "album mode," which he says began before the ink was dry on his deal with Shady.

Related

DJBooth_logo2x

Eminem Says Redman is "One of My Favorites of All-Time"

Slim Shady called into a Redman interview on Shade 45 to give props to one of his personal faves.

DJBooth_logo2x

Eminem Explains Why He Records "Close to 50 Songs" for Each Album

"You’re not going to hit it every single time."

steve-rifkind-eminem-interview

Why Steve Rifkind Passed on Signing Eminem in 1995

"The kid could spit, but now I think I'm playing with the big boys. I need the radio record."