The artist discussed the unlikely alliance on his 'Rocket Hour' show, which airs in full tomorrow (October 18)
John hosts a semi-regular show on Apple’s Beats 1 station, titled the ‘Rocket Hour’. The show, which debuted in July 2015, will air once again tomorrow (October 18), and, ahead of the airing, a number of preview clips from the new episode have been shared by Apple.
While discussing fellow Beats 1 contributor Drake‘s recent claim that Eminem was “the greatest rapper of all time”, the veteran musician was keen to agree with the Toronto rapper’s high praise.
“Eminem just did a show in which Drake introduced him in Detroit as ‘the greatest rapper of all time,'” John said. “It’s very hard to disagree with that. I love him, and he’s a dear friend.”
John will also show his appreciation for both Lana Del Rey and Crystal Castles during the show. Calling Del Rey “a really great girl [who] I love very much,” John also praised Crystal Castles’ most recent album, ‘Amnesty (I)’. “It’s a really interesting album, full of surprises and not your normal record. I like it very much.”
Listen to the clips in question below.
Last week, the 69-year-old announced that he will soon publish a “no-holds-barred” autobiography, although a release date has yet to be confirmed.
“I’m not prone to being a nostalgic person,” John said in a statement that accompanied the announcement. “I’m often accused of only looking forward to my next gig or creative project. It’s come as quite a surprise how cathartic I am finding the process of writing my memoirs. As I look back, I realize what a crazy life I have had the extreme privilege of living.”