Eminem and Ed Sheeran are both avid collectors of this

'The only person I know who collects the same is Eminem'
Ed Sheeran and Eminem
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First things first, we are absolutely here for this Eminem and Ed Sheeran bromance because the origin story is something that’s out of this world.

The two have already collaborated with one another on several occasions, but Sheeran opened up about how the two bonded during a recent interview on Later… with Jools Holland.

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Sheeran considers Eminem his “pen-pal” as the two share cassette tapes with one another through the mail.

“I collect cassettes and I’ve got Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and they are quite difficult to find,” Ed said. “The only person I know who collects the same is Eminem. He collects cassettes, that’s his thing. He loves collecting. He is avid at going to find them. We have started having this, it’s like a very cool pen-pal thing.”

Ed said that he recently received a message from Eminem about an LL COOL J cassette he picked up. “He said, ‘This is the cassette which made me want to start rapping.’ I sent him Van Morrison and I will send him David Gray’s White Ladder next.”

Sheeran is currently at home as he’s recovering from a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. While he didn’t say whether or not he’s symptomatic, Ed is postponing any in person commitments he had scheduled.

“I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances I can from my house," he said. “Apologies to anyone I’ve let down.”

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