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This Unseen Footage Of Eminem Rapping Before He Was Famous Is Insane

by : UNILAD on : 14 Oct 2016 11:33
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It’s difficult to imagine that world famous music artists were just like us mere mortals in their teens, just trying to find their way in life.

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But they all have to start somewhere to break onto the music scene and this was no different for the likes of Eminem.

This incredible footage has given us a rare insight into his big break on a college radio program called The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.

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A very fresh-faced Marshall Bruce Mathers AKA Eminem appeared on the show back in August 20th, 1998, only five months before his first hit ‘My Name Is’.

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In the short clip, Eminem launches into a freestyle rap verse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLB4M2bT2GU

He raps: 

I look at my life in a new light, fuck it give me two mics. I write songs for me, fuck what you like. You probably hear me rap half-hearted because I don’t even like rap anyway. I’m just trying to get my porn career started.

The footage is from a new documentary called Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, recalling how it helped launch the careers of Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G and a whole host of other influential hip hop artists.

Speaking about the radio show, Eminem said:

Stretch and Bobbito was our dream. The fact we had a chance to be on it was crazy. It was certainly a highlight and a boost for my career and self esteem. We felt like we made it.

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