Dr. Dre And Eminem Remember Their First Studio Session

Dr. Dre and Eminem used to be hip hop's version of Batman and Robin. The two rap titans crafted several hit records together most noticeable in the 90's -- "If I Get Locked Up" "Forgot About Dre," "Guilty Conscience," and "I Need A Doctor" are some classical examples.

On the latest episode of The Defiant Ones docuseries, the good doctor and his rap protégé discuss their first recording studio sessions together. 

"Eminem comes in, in this bright-yellow fucking sweatsuit, hoodie, pants, everything,” Dre explains. “It’s bright fucking yellow. And I’m like, ‘Wow.’”

After a "wow" moment from Eminem, Dre continued. "like mehn listen, I think this shit is fucking incredible and I would love to work with you. I had a studio in my house at the time and I went and put some samples together, did a couple of things in the drum machine, and I invited him over.... I was like ‘Man, listen. I put this sample together. Tell me if you like it.’ And I hit the drum machine."

The first beat Dre played for Em in the studio turned out to be now classic "My Name Is," which samples Labi Siffre's "I Got The...." 

"I hit the drum machine and maybe 2 or 3 seconds went by and he was like, ‘Hi, my name is!’ My name is!’ I was like, ‘Yo! Stop! Shit’s hot.’ That’s what happened our first day in the first few minutes of us being in the studio." 

That song ended up becoming the lead single off 'The Slim Shady' LP released back in 1999.

The final episode of The Defiant Ones documentary airs Wednesday (July 12) at 9 P.M ET on HBO.

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