Whether or not you like rap, you can’t help but admire Marshall Mathers a.k.a. Eminem. After being raised by his mother, who had drug and alcohol addictions, he went on to become the next Elvis by taking a primarily African American art form and making it his own.
Jimmy Iovine, CEO of Interscope Records, requested a demo tape of Eminem’s after he placed second at the 1997 Rap Olympics (freestyle competition). Eminem had also won Wake Up Show’s “Freestyle Performer of the Year” award, helping him acquire a record deal.
This is the rap battle that made Eminem famous. Among those in the audience were people working for various record [...]