It’s hard to believe that Eminem has been rapping since the dawn of the new millennium. Originating from Detroit, he forever changed the world of hip-hop at the tender age of 27. As a tribute to the 15th commemoration of Shady Records, Complex has collaborated with the lyricist to create a documentary entitled Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story.
Not Afraid clocks in at 32 minutes and was filmed in various cities, reflecting the emergence of Shady Records as one of the most dominant labels of the 2000s. Eminem, (Slim Shady’s manager) Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent all provide remarks.
In the clip, Marshall (Em’s real first name) accounts his modest inception from thriving MC to globally recognized superstar. Mathers (Em’s real last name) also touches on the artists he assisted in launching like D12, Obie Trice, 50 Cent, Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf.
“Within the next 15 years, we’ll try to keep shit going and try to sign new exciting acts. Hopefully discover the next whatever,” Eminem says of the future of Shady Records.
Watch Slim Shady relive his achievement, above.