Eminem Got a Feature With Beyonce Because Jay-Z Stepped In

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When “Walk On Water” hit music streaming services (and Youtube) most hip-hop fans simultaneously thought the same thing: “Eminem got a feature with Beyoncé? He really made it.” The unlikely match-up shocked and impressed everyone who heard it. As pleased as listeners were though, they still wondered how Slim Shady scored such a prime feature.

During an interview for Rick Rubin’s Broken Record, a podcast started by the producer to “tell stories about music,” that question was answered. As fate would have it, Rubin played the record for Jay-Z, knowing that he would identify with its message. Jay-Z then sent it to his wife Beyoncé, whose vocals perfectly match the song’s vibe, ending in one killer track.

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