1999

2 exclusive EMINEM interviews

2001

exclusive D12 interview

Book Features

what you will learn from this book

The Real Eminem: Broke City Trash Rapper features 15 EXCLUSIVE never heard before anywhere audio clips direct from Eminem and D12.

Role Model

Hear Eminem’s response to being labelled a role model.

The Dr. Is In!

Find out what song Dr. Dre heard that compelled him to sign Eminem.

Cosmetic Therapy

Learn what drove Eminem to tattoo his stomach and dye his hair.

Coming Up

How Eminem and Proof came up together.

Real Lyrics

Discover why Eminem wrote “Just Don’t Give A Fuck?”

War!

The history and songs of the war between Eminem & D12 and Everlast, Fred Durst, DJ Lethal & Dilated Peoples

White Trash!

Hear Eminem’s raw response to being labelled white trash.

Shock & Awe

Listen to Eminem speak on the difference between wanting to shock people and piss people off.

Extra?

Hear Eminem list who is in his close circle and who is extra.

The Underground

Hear Eminem break down underground Hip-Hop.

D12

Hear Bizarre speak on the formation of D12.

Girls

Hear Proof & Kuniva discuss the politics behind the infamous hidden track "Girls”.

Eminem didn’t invent ill rhyming or the ill lower class mentality, however he had lived it, seen it, done it, and was now speaking on it for the world to hear. He was not a bad guy. Everything he wrote, rapped or spoke had been in the mix, in one form or another, before.

Exclusive audio clips

Uncensored & raw Eminem audio clips

These interviews deliver a raw twenty-six year old Eminem, the real Eminem as an angry young man eager to prove himself to the world and give them the middle-finger at the same time.

These interviews deliver an Eminem solely concerned with representing himself, his family, and those he came up with in his time of need. These interviews deliver an Eminem who proudly declared he lived for the day.

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During the period of these interviews Eminem’s life was racing one-hundred million miles an hour yet he managed to maintain a grip on reality by sticking with the crew he came with up consisting of Proof, Bizarre, Royce da 5”9, Porter, DJ Head, The Brigade and Manager Paul Bunyon, AKA Paul Rosenberg. Eminem firmly placed anyone else in his midst in the role of an extra, not to be trusted. He may have given the odd person a play but he steadfast refused to do anything of note for anyone outside of his core crew.


Chapter 4

I heard you got your deal based on your freestyling ability?

Eminem: Yeah? Nah, I don’t think it was that. I don’t think it was based on my freestyling ability. My name started getting known because of freestyling and battles and shit, I started getting a rep, but what got me the deal really was The Slim Shady EP. That tape was what Dre heard and what Dre liked. Dre said his favorite songs on that EP was “Just Don’t Give A Fuck,” “Just The Two Of Us,” and “If I Had.” Those were like his three favorite songs and shit. I think he said as soon as he heard “Just The Two Of Us” he was like, “Yo, I want this motherfucker!”

Are you happy with your album?

Eminem: I’m definitely happy with my album. I’m 100% happy with it. I feel like the true test is going to be my second album, you know what I’m saying? It’s easy to come out and make your first album. All you’re doing is setting the grounds. You’re laying the foundation of how you’re going to sound and how you want the world to see you and shit like that. The second album; the true test is trying to maintain it.

Proof: Hell yeah.

Eminem: You know what I’m saying? It’s easy to get on a bike and ride it, but you got to – Can you
keep riding that bike without fucking falling off?

Second album going to be more Dre?

Eminem: Yeah, more Dre.

Proof: Gonna be more Shady.

Eminem: More Dre and more Shady. Second album is going to – If people are offended now by this album, second album – they’re going to fucking, they gonna blow. They’re going to hit the fucking ceiling, probably going to kill themselves. All these little uptight fucking critics. Fuck ‘em.

Does that do anything to you? A friend told me he wrote a review and gave it a 7/10 and the owner of the paper put it down to a 5/10 just because he didn’t like the album. Shit like that is going on, she- istiness all around.

Eminem: That’s funny to me. I mean, I don’t know, man. I’m not ego tripping but – I’m not ego trip- ping at all, but if motherfuckers don’t like my shit — if they don’t like my shit, is it because they think the album sucks or because they’re offended? You know what I’m saying? People that get offended give that shit low reviews. I don’t know, you tell it. it’s like, motherfuckers are funny, man. Dissing my album and shit, whatever.

How come “Scary Movies” wasn’t on the album? (The first Bad Meets Evil pairing of Eminem and Royce da 5”9 on Game Recordings)

Eminem:
That was done after the album was done.

Bad Meets Evil – Scary Movies
https://youtu.be/-hyWRYyodgY

Chapter 4

I heard you got your deal based on your freestyling ability?

Eminem: Yeah? Nah, I don’t think it was that. I don’t think it was based on my freestyling ability. My name started getting known because of freestyling and battles and shit, I started getting a rep, but what got me the deal really was The Slim Shady EP. That tape was what Dre heard and what Dre liked. Dre said his favorite songs on that EP was “Just Don’t Give A Fuck,” “Just The Two Of Us,” and “If I Had.” Those were like his three favorite songs and shit. I think he said as soon as he heard “Just The Two Of Us” he was like, “Yo, I want this motherfucker!”

Are you happy with your album?

Eminem: I’m definitely happy with my album. I’m 100% happy with it. I feel like the true test is going to be my second album, you know what I’m saying? It’s easy to come out and make your first album. All you’re doing is setting the grounds. You’re laying the foundation of how you’re going to sound and how you want the world to see you and shit like that. The second album; the true test is trying to maintain it.

Proof: Hell yeah.

Eminem: You know what I’m saying? It’s easy to get on a bike and ride it, but you got to – Can you
keep riding that bike without fucking falling off?

Second album going to be more Dre?

Eminem: Yeah, more Dre.

Proof: Gonna be more Shady.

Eminem: More Dre and more Shady. Second album is going to – If people are offended now by this album, second album – they’re going to fucking, they gonna blow. They’re going to hit the fucking ceiling, probably going to kill themselves. All these little uptight fucking critics. Fuck ‘em.

Does that do anything to you? A friend told me he wrote a review and gave it a 7/10 and the owner of the paper put it down to a 5/10 just because he didn’t like the album. Shit like that is going on, she- istiness all around.

Eminem: That’s funny to me. I mean, I don’t know, man. I’m not ego tripping but – I’m not ego trip- ping at all, but if motherfuckers don’t like my shit — if they don’t like my shit, is it because they think the album sucks or because they’re offended? You know what I’m saying? People that get offended give that shit low reviews. I don’t know, you tell it. it’s like, motherfuckers are funny, man. Dissing my album and shit, whatever.

How come “Scary Movies” wasn’t on the album? (The first Bad Meets Evil pairing of Eminem and Royce da 5”9 on Game Recordings)

Eminem:
That was done after the album was done.

Bad Meets Evil – Scary Movies
https://youtu.be/-hyWRYyodgY

Chapter 7

Now the album is out. Critically acclaimed, critically dismissed, the whole nine, runs the whole gamut. All these jokers are popping up like Cage, all talking shit. ICP, all this fucking Miilkbone and all this shit. How are you dealing with all that?

Proof: They’re all wack. Fuck ‘em.

Eminem: Just ignore them. They’re fucking clowns. They’re little fucking underground Hip-Hop head clowns that fucking are jokes. Little fucking – little bitches. It’s funny how all these little fucking white rappers want to compare themselves to me and shit just because I’m white. Miilkbone — I dissed Miilkbone initially, but truthfully, I really wasn’t even dissing him. I was dissing people comparing me to him, you know what I’m saying? I mentioned all the white rappers in a line and what I was talking about was stereotypes. “I’m on a search to crush a Miilkbone”. I was talking about like stereotypically speaking, you know what I’m saying? I was talking about busting all the stereotypes and shit like that.

Eminem – Just Don’t Give A Fuck
https://youtu.be/seWLNSXrp5k

Miilkbone – Presenting Miilkbone
https://youtu.be/GYbspqeew6U

Proof: The only one he technically dissed was Vanilla Ice.

Eminem: Vanilla Ice, yeah, that’s it.

Proof: But he iced him.

Eminem: But now, if he wants to bring it, he can bring it, but he didn’t. I heard his song, it’s fucking garbage and he didn’t even bring it, so it ain’t even worth responding to.

I heard you guys were going to debut his song on your website.

Proof: That would be hot.

Chapter 8

How’s shit changed now that you got loot and you don’t have any free time?

Eminem: As far as like the money goes, it doesn’t matter if I have money or not. I ain’t got the fucking time to spend it. My life right now is on a schedule, you know what I’m saying? My life is completely fucking controlled right now. It’s like, “Be here, be there, be here, be there, be there. Do this, do that, do this, do that,” you know what I’m saying? It’s fucking hectic, man. It’s hard, I ain’t going to lie. There’s a lot of bullshit that goes along with being famous, a lot of bullshit.

You told me last week that you’re having problems sleeping and all that. How are you dealing with all this shit?

Eminem: The best way I can. What I do is a lot of drugs [Laughing]. Besides that, I got to stay focused, you know what I’m saying? I know what I gotta do and I just do it. I love Hip-Hop so much that I always seem to fuckin’ muster up energy to keep doing it.

You told me last week you only trust your crew, your immediate crew and people you roll with.

Eminem: No doubt, that’s it.

So what’s going to go on? What do you think you’re going to do once the album’s done and you have off time? What’s going to go down?

Proof: The second album.

Eminem:
Second album, definitely. Fucking second album.

Chapter 13

Give me a story. Give me the best thing, the craziest thing that ever happened to you on Mack Avenue.

Kuniva: Mack Avenue? Yeah.

Kuniva: Nothing crazy has never happened to me on Mack Avenue ‘cause I stay the fuck away from there. I stay the fuck away from Mack and B-Way.

Proof: But that’s a good question ‘cause …

Kuniva: It’s fucked up there.

Proof: If something happen to you over there you deserve it to happen because something always happen over there. It’s like, you a dumb motherfucker when you get caught up over there.

Kuniva: My mother was dumb. She went there a couple of months ago. She was dumb, she know it too. She stopped on Mack to get some cigarettes on her way to work, like 6 o’clock in the morning, all by herself. She stopped at a gas station to get some cigarettes. Somebody threw a jack through her back window, took her purse, her cell phone, all kinds of shit like that, and just took off with her shit at 6 o’clock in the morning! But, you know, broke people, I mean crackheads, get up early, if they sleep at all, you know what I’m saying? So she was asking for the shit. So I could tell you her story, that’s what happened, but as far as the story of mine, I stay the fuck away from Mack unless you stay over there and the people who stay over there stay the fuck away from Mack.

Proof: Right.

Kuniva: You’re dead! Get the fuck away from there. If you ever find yourself there that’s the last
place, that’s where they going to find you.

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Chapter Overviews

A glance inside the book

Each chapter will unravel tall tales and give you new insight. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn what really happened.

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

A powerful Detroit City pride and mentality affected Eminem and Proof. They spoke on the hardships of coming up out of the raw city and their love for it despite the fact it failed to support them during their independent days. Eminem elaborated on what he had in store for those who had no love for him and his crew in the past with the tables now turned, as he was becoming a household name. He and Proof also took turns bashing Insane Clown Posse.

Chapter 5

Chapter 5

Perhaps the most pivotal song in Eminem’s cannon is “Just The Two Of Us” off The Slim Shady EP. It was the song that took Dr. Dre by storm and prompted him to sign Eminem to Aftermath Entertain- ment. It was then re-recorded to include a feature by Eminem’s daughter Hailie’s and re-released as “’97 Bonnie & Clyde” on The Slim Shady LP.

Chapter 6

Chapter 6

Appealing direct to a legion of downtrodden and disenfranchised poor youth left to fend for them- selves and sink or swim in life, Eminem struck a chord within a demographic who previously only had Country music or Heavy Metal to relate to and many of them weren’t hearing it. The moral majority and mainstream media, who did not grow up in the same manner and experience similar life situations, failed to connect with Eminem. He quickly became the most scrutinized and de- bated person in the United Staes of America, and entered the infancy stage of dealing with and being under the microscope and monitored at all times. Eminem and Proof went deep into the thought process behind his lyrics and sounded out why they were persecuted by the media and moral majority.

Chapter 12

Chapter 12

During the period of this interview Eminem and D12 were at war with DJ Lethal and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. The roots of the war and its first battle date back to when Eminem and Everlast had beef. They had briefly crossed paths and each felt disrespected by the other. Everlast directed a veiled threat in a verse towards Eminem on the Dilated Peoples remix for “Ear Drums Pop”. Eminem re- sponded on the B-side of D12’s debut single, “Shit On You”, with “I Remember (Dedication to Whit- ney Ford)” where he went in hard on Everlast. Everlast then replied with the hardest diss ever directed at Eminem on “Whitey’s Revenge”.

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About the Author

who is Harris Rosen?

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Author career and biography

HARRIS ROSEN was born and resides in Toronto, Canada. For twenty years he self-published the national lifestyle magazine Peace! in Canada. He has interviewed hundreds of composers, artists, actors and athletes, including the Notorious B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Daft Punk, Eminem, Derek Jeter, Georges St. Pierre, Nirvana, Metallica, Chris Rock, Buju Banton, Beastie Boys, Kiss, Destiny's Child and Aaliyah to list a select few. He has traveled to six continents and was in the midst of a whirlwind of multiple musical cultural revolutions that occurred throughout the 90's and 2000's, while compiling a true and honest archive of audio, images and video.


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