“Loud Noises” f/ Slaughterhouse
Produced by: Mr. Porter
Eminem: “I felt like the whole purpose of this EP for me is obviously to show that me and Royce have repaired our relationship, all systems are a go from here on out and everything’s good with that, but at the same time hopefully I can help bring him to a wider audience and get people open to him.
“So it was like, we did that, now here’s the group Royce is in. Check these guys out. It’s more so for me, in my head a launching pad to help Slaughterhouse, too. To get people warmer to them, and show what they can do. I think that this record really fucking showcases what they can all do. I’m excited for the project, so I just wanted that to be the last song. Like, ‘This is the last impression. This is of things to come next.’”
Mr. Porter: “Anchorman is one of my favorite movies. Every time I watch that movie, the part where Brick Tamland is standing with all of them in the office with Veronica, they’re all screaming and he’s like, ‘LOUD NOISES!’ That’s one of my favorite parts of the movie. I was like, ‘Hmm, let me take that and make a beat out of it.’ All I heard in my head was ‘LOUD NOISES!’ this crazy horn section.
“I didn’t want it to be a regular boom bap kinda beat. Every song has its own life and this one is totally different. It was a challenge cause I wanted to see how they were going to rap to it. It’s got a different time signature, I haven’t heard nobody use it in hip-hop yet. Trying to do live instrumentation with the horn section, that was the first time I had to really sit down with somebody and go through all of that. I’m gonna put the instrumental out so people can get a whiff of how it really came about. I’m putting a video out of me making the beat too.
“We were on the plane when I played it to Em and Royce. We get on a plane and everybody—Em, Royce, Alchemist, myself—is like, ‘Yo, listen to this.’ It’s just a real love for just working and showing off what you’ve been doing. So I played them those joints and as soon as they heard them they were like, ‘Okay, this is it.’ When I’m playing music for Em and Royce and I get the reaction like, ‘Wow, let’s write,’ that makes me feel great. It was their idea to get Slaughterhouse on it.”