Dr. Dre inducted Eminem into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame over the weekend.
Throughout a ceremony held on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday evening, the hip-hop mogul took to the stage to introduce the rapper.
“Over 20 years in the past, (music producer) Jimmy Iovine performed a demo tape for me from a man who known as himself Eminem. The very first thing I mentioned once I heard it was, ‘What the f### did he simply say?’ I cherished it a lot, I couldn’t cease listening to it. A couple of days later, Jimmy known as me and mentioned, ‘Hey Dre, you already know that’s a white man, proper? That utterly f##### me up… it didn’t even cross my thoughts.”
Regardless of pushback from his group on the time, Dre recalled how he knew Eminem’s “presents have been plain.”
“Every of us was precisely what the opposite one wanted – and I used to be keen to guess my total profession on it,” Dre continued, including that the rapper “introduced hip-hop to center America.”
Eminem then carried out his hits “Lose Your self,” “My Identify Is,” “Without end,” and “Not Afraid,” amongst different tracks, with the gig together with particular appearances from Steven Tyler and Ed Sheeran.
In his acceptance speech, Eminem credited the likes of The Infamous B.I.G, Tupac, Ice Dice, and LL Cool J with paving the way in which for him to succeed as an artist.
“This s### is loopy. I notice what an honor it’s for me to be up right here tonight and what a privilege it’s to do the music that I really like and the music that mainly saved my life,” the 50-year-old mentioned. “These have been my rock stars. These are just some of the names I hope can be thought-about sooner or later for induction as a result of, with out them, a whole lot of us wouldn’t be right here.”
Different members of the category of 2022 included Dolly Parton, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon.
The full present will air by way of HBO on November nineteenth.