Dr. Dre Describes Hearing Eminem For The First Time In New Documentary
The new documentary ‘Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story’ examines the 15 years of Shady Records.
It comes from Eminem, Paul Rosenberg and Complex. In addition to its producers, the 32 minute film (below)features Shady Record figures like 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Royce Da 5’9″ and Mr. Porter.
In the documentary, Dre talks about the first time he heard Eminem’s music. Em fans have heard pieces of the story before, but the good Doctor puts them all together.
“Well, I first heard Eminem’s music at Jimmy Iovine’s house,” Dr. Dre said. “He just happened to have gotten Eminem’s tape maybe a couple of days before. He actually got it from an intern that used to work at Interscope. He popped it in and then I heard it. And I thought it was incredible. At this time, I had no idea he was a white guy. I didn’t find that out until a few days later. And I was just like ‘What the fuck is this? I really need to meet this guy.’ The first thing that we did was ‘My Name Is.’ I had already prepared a sample that I thought he would sound great on. Immediately after I put it on he just went ‘Hi, my name is’…When I heard he was gonna start his own label, I thought it was an amazing idea. I was excited to see what they were going to be able to do with it.”
Check out the ‘Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story’ below, and let us know if you think the label has another 15 years in it.
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