Rumors have been swirling about a possible Eminem New Album 2016, and now a new video shows the rapper dropping a new rhyme. Could the song be included in the rumored new record?
Since his last album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 last November 2013, the Rap God has been quite low-key in his music, only doing collaborations with other artists and focusing on his label Shady Records.
But this does not stop rumors from coming out that Slim Shady has a new album. One post even elaborated on an album name and the titles of the 12-track album.
Eminem 90’s Freestyle Rap
Just recently, a video has gone viral online showing Eminem in a radio show dropping a new track. Could it be a new leaked song from Eminem new album?
Well, it turns out that the video is in fact from 1998. It shoes a young Eminem doing a freestyle rap alongside Royce da 5’9 during a guesting on the iconic 1990’s college radio program, The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.
According to Eminem, being in the show was when he knew that he had made it as a rapper.
“Stretch and Bobbito, that was our dream” Eminem says in the video — a trailer for a documentary. “It felt like we made it. This was it.”
During that period, rap had less exposure than other music genre on mainstream media. With hosts DJ Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia’s in-depth knowledge about hip-hop and the quality of featured artists they have on the show, the program gained popularity making it the gateway for many up and coming rappers.
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Today’s big names including Eminem, Jay–Z, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Fat Joe, Big Pun, DMX and the Fugees all guest-starred in the radio program.
Because of its impact in today’s dynamic and hugely popular hip-hop scene, Studiocanal has created a documentary called Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives released October 2015.
British GQ, talking about the documentary, says:
“It charts the show’s inception, influence and demise and which includes incredible footage including a long-lost verse from a 16-year-old Notorious B.I.G. in a battle with Bronx Zu and interviews with Jay-Z, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Common, Eminem and many more.”
Listen to young Slim Shady in this rare 12-minute freestyle with rap partner Royce da 5’9 here: