Eminem came up with his Grammy Award-winning hit My Name Is on his first day in the studio with mentor Dr. Dre.
The hip-hop superproducer reveals he had only just met the then-unknown Eminem back in 1998 when the rapper stepped up to the microphone and began spitting the initial lyrics for the track, which samples Labi Siffre's 1975 song I Got The...
Dre recalls the two pals' initial recording session at his home studio in his new four-part docu-series The Defiant Ones, in which he admits it wasn't just Eminem's talent which left him stunned - his bright fashion style also caught the former N.W.A. star's eye, although not in a good way.
"Eminem comes in in this bright, yellow f**kin' sweatsuit - hoodie, pants, everything," he says in the footage. "It's bright f**kin' yellow. I'm like 'Wow...'"
Dre continues, "I'm like, 'Man, listen. I think this s**t (your music) is f**kin' incredible and I would love to work with you...' I'm like, 'I put this sample together. Tell me if you like it,' and I hit the drum machine, and maybe two or three seconds went by and he just went, 'Hi, my name is. My name is.' (I'm) like 'Yo. Stop. S**t's hot.'
"That's what happened our first day in the first few minutes of us being in the studio."
Eminem was also interviewed for The Defiant Ones, which chronicles Dre's career success, and the MC admits he was so nervous about working with his idol during that first studio session.
"I'm looking at Dre like, 'Dude, I see you on TV all the time,'" he shares. "'You're one of my biggest influences ever, in life.'"
Dre signed Eminem to his Aftermath Entertainment label and My Name Is became the second single released from his major-label debut, The Slim Shady LP. It went on to earn Eminem his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2000.
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