Royce Da 5’9” f/ Tre Little & Eminem “She’s The One’” (2000)
Producer: The Neptunes
Label: Game Recordings, Columbia
Royce Da 5’9”: “At that time I was working with Pharrell a lot. I liked their sound, I thought it was cutting edge. I thought they were onto something and I was correct. Me and Pharrell must have done five songs.
“Em had already carved out a lane for himself. So I wanted to bring him to my world and try to fuse both of our worlds together. That’s basically what we do. When we record with each other, it’s always a parallel thing. I was like, ‘I’m gonna go hood with it, you go trailer park with it.’
“I’m not even sure he was really feeling the beat like that. But he went in and just did it for me. I can’t even remember what happened with that one. Did that song come out? I don’t even know if we were feeling the song like that. I’m going to have to go back and listen to it. I’m almost sure that we felt like, well we probably can come up with something better. That’s probably why it didn’t end up on anything.
“I saw Pharrell a few months back. It was a show Em had somewhere in Europe. I ran into him and I think he was performing too. We spoke about doing some work. Every time we bump into each other—which is every blue moon—we speak about working together. But we haven’t worked since back then.”