Eminem, Tupac and 50 Cent were featured in XXL’s recent “20 Videos Of Rappers Before The Fame” list.
In 50 Cent’s interview, the emcee discusses his start with Jam Master Jay and the lessons he learned. The emcee also discusses the progress he made following this introduction to the game. This was prior to the rapper’s work with Eminem and Dr. Dre under the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope umbrella.
Eminem also appears on the list. Wearing glasses and a black baseball cap, Em is seen in the video discussing his perspective on the world at the time. Em throws up his middle fingers and says, “That’s for everybody.” When asked when his first album is dropping, Em says, “Who’s Eminem? I’m Slim Shady.” This was taped prior to the emcee’s The Slim Shady LP debut album dropping.
For more from the list, including a video of Tupac, view the clips below.
For more, check out XXL’s full list.