There is an exciting music documentary on the horizon and it features none other than Marshall Mathers, ladies and gentleman.
“The Untold Story of Detroit Hip-Hop” is an upcoming documentary that focuses in on local as well as larger acts that have come out of Motor City. This includes [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kid Rock[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]ICP[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Royce Da 5’9″[/lastfm], and of course [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eminem[/lastfm], just to name a few.
[photogallerylink id=88148 align=left]One of the biggest draws on the film is that features rare footage of a young, pre [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dr. Dre[/lastfm] Eminem wilding out for the camera. Producer, director Brian “Champtown” Harmon is a staple in the Detroit hip hop community and says that he hopes Eminem reaches out to help him make this movie despite past beef and alleged animosity, “A lot of people think that there is some animosity between Eminem and me, but they would be shocked to know that I was influential in his early life and career,” he told reporters, adding, “Whatever the case, I just hope we can all move forward and create a masterpiece. But, if any one of them decides not to get down with this documentary, it will be considered a smack in the face to the entire Detroit Hip-Hop community.”
If [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Champtown[/lastfm]‘s story holds up, it seems he was integral in helping develop Eminem, “As a matter of fact, the first real recording studio that Em ever recorded in was with me at Prince’s Paisley Park in 1992 through my connections,” Champtown revealed.
We hope Eminem gets on it, the rest of the artists too. Detroit could use the positivity and the fans of hip-hop deserve the complete story from those that lived it.
Bring it on.
“The Untold Story of Detroit Hip-Hop” Trailer 2
“The Way I Am” by Eminem
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