When Slaughterhouse partnered with Eminem by signing to his Shady Records label, the move brought together five of Hip Hop’s most renowned lyricists. It’s no surprise, then, that the emcees have learned much from each other.

“Marshall is the type that he never really stops recording,” said Royce Da 5’9 of Em in an interview with MTV News. “When you go in the studio, he’s in the back room where the booth is, and the door is locked. Nobody’s allowed back there.”

“Nobody ever knows what he’s doing,” added Royce about his Bad Meets Evil partner. “All I know is that he’s constantly working.”

Joe Budden chimed in on the learning process that he and his group mates have gone through. “I think all of us have been around long enough and are humble enough to know the appropriate time to be a sponge, and this entire process, all of us have done nothing but that, as well as sponging off each other,” said Budden.

“So for me, it’s been a learning process throughout the entire time, and I can say the same thing for these brothers because I hear it in their music as well. We’re just blessed.”

Crooked I seconded that statement, lauding his partners in rhyme. “I just want to say I feel like these guys right here are some of the best rappers I’ve ever heard rapping, ever. I’m a student of Hip Hop — since Rakim, LL Cool J, KRS-One, I’ve been a student, and to hear these guys rap, to me, these are some of the best rappers I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Watch the interview below:

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