In 2014, Eminem and lawyer extraordinaire Paul Rosenberg capped 15 years of their Aftermath/Interscope imprint Shady Records with Shady XV — a double LP release featuring new material from the current Shady roster, in addition to some ‘greatest hits’ joints from Em as well.
Yesterday, Complex debuted a 30-minute documentary of Eminem’s career. Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story features interviews with Dr. Dre, Russell Simmons, 50 Cent, Royce Da 5’9″, and the now 42-year old Eminem himself.
As one of my favorite hip-hop artists, reliving Eminem’s meteoric rise in the early 2000’s — followed by some very rocky times and a period of seclusion away from music before his recent return to the charts — brought back all sorts of great memories I thought were lost forever due to the excesses of my 20’s.
Eminem’s documentary, Not Afraid, needs no further introduction. Check it out below!