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Eminem – 360 Degrees Shady
He was visiting Los Angeles California to sell his debut mixed tape and to compete against other rappers in a competition affectionately called the Rap Olympics.
Disappointed and disheartened at a second place finish that he felt was unwarranted, the upstart rapper casually answered a request for a tape by a teenager named Dean Gosslin.
The would-be story teller got a unique call from Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine.
Also on the phone was his childhood hero Andre Young more famously known by his stage name Dr. Dre.
The heavy hitters said they liked his tape and were interested in meeting with him.
The rest is as they say is musical history…