Most of you will know that when Em first recorded Hailie's Song, he sang & rapped over a famous Beatles song, Whilst My Guitar Gently Weeps.. But because the sample didnt get clearance, he had to re-do it.
"I made it just for Hailie. I'm singing on it, or trying to. I wasn't going to use it, but I played it for a few people, and they really liked it. A few of them cried, actually".
"From what I understand, (George Harrison) heard it before he passed and liked it. I don't understand the political side, but his wife has control of the music now, and she said no, so I had to re-sing it all and redo the song".
Many of us have often wondered what the original version would have sounded like, and after hearing a few poorly done versions over the years, I thought id have a crack at it.
The samples ive used;
Bass - Paul McCartneys Bass line taken from the While My Guitar Gently Weeps Multi-Track.
Guitar - Eric Claptons Guitar, again taken from the original Multi-Track.
Kick/Snare - Eminem - Hailie's Song (Album version).
Piano - Sampled from a classical cover of the WMGGW Song.
Vocals - Eminem - Hailie's Song (Studio Acapella).
Hopefully a few ppl will like it, either way it gives us an idea of how Em wanted the track to sound.