At eleven years old is about the time I dove heavy into Hip-Hop, well at least main stream Hip-Hop. I was just a kid, and when I begged my mom to spend $15 or so on a CD she would think I'm crazy but every now and then she would give in. In 1999, I had a few CD's from Tupac, Biggie, Puffy, Jay-Z, Ma$e, and often I would settle for singles that my mom would agree to buying for me, and even those I had to beg for. If my mom knew about the explicit content on these albums, I promise you there is no way in Hell she would have bought these for me – One day in 1999, I see this white boy on Mtv pop up on the tube and say “Hi Kids..” as if he was talking to me. I thought I knew what explicit content was until I discovered this cat. Any ways, I would of never imagined that dude and that album would have such an effect on my musical experience, as well as my music endeavors at a later age. Please keep in mind, this narrative is not so much about Eminem's Slim Shady LP as it is about one of the major contributors of that album, and a legendary Detroit MC, and my relationship with these two people and the Detroit Hip-Hop scene in general.