The Shady Record Story featuring Eminem, Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cents and others:
As an Eminem fan I have been facinated about his story since I first heard him rapping, how a kid from the streets of Detroit gets world attention solely based on his lyrical prowess. Eminem’s intelligent use of words to convey his angst, and raw story telling is how lyrical rappers are defined. The first time I saw Eminem perform live was in 2010 when he and Jay Z did “The Home & Home Tour” at Yankee Stadium; the show also had Nicki Minaj, B.o.B, 50 Cent, and Drake as guests. I was so happy to experience Hip-Hop with some of the very best representing the genre and at a level that fans just dream of; the energy in the stadium could have lit-up the entire Bronx that night; it was magical!
Last year, Eminem and Paul Rosenberg celebrated the 15 year anniversary of their label, Shady Records, and released a compilation album Shady XV. The album was a double disk, one side filled with new material and the other filled with Shady’s greatest hits. The release of the album could not tell the entire story of Eminem and his record label partners as well as the rise of Shady Records. Complex Media, Eminem, and Paul Rosenberg got together for this documentary which is very personal and telling of the dynamics that has made Shady Records a very successful record label.
The documentary below provides a glimpse of what its takes to produce a good record and how the listener is respected in the process. Hope that aspiring artists study what is being said and take the useful lessons being shared. #fanlove