Jazzy T 8 Miles W/ Eminem [Video]
Let me take you on a journey through some of my favorite Eminem moments and take a deeper look into his life as we celebrate his 40th birthday today (Oct 17th)!
Marshall Mathers was raised by a single mother on the white side of 8 mile in Warren, MI. A city where I spent most of my childhood. I can testify to most of the facts presented in the movie 8 Mile.
Take take a deeper look at the man behind the music on 60 minutes.
I remember the first time I heard “My Name Is”. I was on my way to visit Arizona State University and the song came on in the car and the DJ said, that’s Detroit’s own, Slim Shady. I was so proud that a rapper from Detroit was getting radio play way out on the West Coast!
A few years later, I was cast in Shady Records artist Obie Trice music video, “Got Some Teeth”. Even though it didn’t pay a lot to be an extra, I stayed for the entire 16 hour shoot just to enjoy the 45 seconds that I spent with him on set! (See if you can spot me in the video)
Did you see me? Look for the curly haired girl in purple Ok so my next Slim Shady encounter came at the 50 Cent Show in Detroit. I was sitting calmly while 50 Cent and his crew performed Patiently Waiting, until all of the sudden, I see a white boy in all white creep out from backstage. I was so excited, I ran down to the front row and was screaming with all the rest of the crowd!
Next Up, two of my favorite Eminem Songs. 1. The Way I Am 2. Forever
I get chills every time I hear Em begin his verse!
Even though Em & I share a lot of similar life experiences living in Detroit, I never did get the chance get to know him personally. I did befriend his BFF Proof. Who I spent many a nights hanging out with at his mom’s after hours spot, at the Dungeon aka D12 Studio and the last time I seen Proof was at the Shady Bowl concert during Superbowl 40 in Detroit.
Happy Birthday Eminem!