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Rare Eminem Footage Featured In Detroit Hip-Hop Documentary


(AllHipHop News) Rare footage of rapper Eminem will be featured in a new documentary titled “The Untold Story of Detroit Hip-Hop,” which is nearing completion, according to the documentary’s director.

The documentary is being produced and directed by Brian “Champtown” Harmon, a fixture on the Detroit hip-hop scene, who helped or worked with several of the industry’s biggest stars in the early days of their careers, including Eminem, Proof, Insane Clown Posse, Kid Rock and others.

Although he was instrumental in helping to launch Em’s career, the filmmaker claimed that his relationship with the rapper has become strained over the years, for various reasons.

“A lot of people think that there is some animosity between Eminem and me, but they would be shocked to know that I was influential in his early life and career,” Champtown told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (November 2).

“As a matter of fact, the first real recording studio that Em ever recorded in was with me at Prince’s Paisley Park in 1992 through my connections,” Champtown revealed.

“The Untold Story of Detroit  Hip-Hop”  is being narrated by legendary rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy.

According to Champtown, the documentary is broken down into two sections, covering from 1982 – 2000, and from 2000 – 2011.

Artists like Big Herk, Rockbottom, Street Lords, Chedda Boyz, Royce the 5”9, Slum Village, Kid Chaos, Trick Trick, Stretch Money, K Deezy, Verdict and others are highlighted in the Part 2 of the documentary.

“Even though some artist may have fallen out over stupidity, those issues should be put to the side for the historical accuracy of this doc,” Champtown said.  “For instance, the falling out between Eminem and me has been hyped up by people trying to keep us away from each other. I mean in Hip-Hop, if someone disses you, you diss them back. It’s not about race or attacking someone because of their success, but more the nature of our art form.”

While the rare footage of Eminem is no doubt a selling point for the documentary, Eminem’s role is one of many that are examined in the documentary.

While Champtown personally extended personal invitations Kid Rock, Eminem and Insane Clown Posse, despite some tension with the latter two, the documentary will be released in the new year, with or without those artists.

“Whatever the case, I just hope we can all move forward and create a masterpiece. But, if any one of them decides not to get down with this documentary, it will be considered a smack in the face to the entire Detroit Hip-Hop community.”

“The Untold Story of Detroit Hip-Hop” is being executive produced by Alfred Smith III and Quomeini R.Adams.

  • anon

    I highly doubt em will be in the docu, because if you go by the first trailer of it it seems like it will be kinda ani-em. As they suggested that he lied about many things: his relationship with proof, where/how he lived, renegade beat etc.Which is to be expected I guess as the person who makes the docu isn’t on friendly terms with him.I only hope that the docu will be mainly about shedding light on rappers who never got that much recognision, then trying to make eminem look bad.As that would be pretty pointless.

    • DontKno

      Amen to that seems as if after Champtown spit in em’s face with the trailer he attempts to make him look even worse by saying if you don’t become apart of sumthin we use to ridicule you then your spitting in your city’s face.

      Real Classy there Bud.

  • THOMASDISHAW

    If this is a TRUE detroit hip hop movie they will do a feature on Esham. He ran the D before all these fools! I remember when Reel Life Productions and James Smith ran Detroit. I miss  the good old days!

    • well james smith is a crackhead that lives on west grand blvd….plus they didnt run shit on the eastside back in the days,,, them negro’s was getting jumped by every fool on the eastside.

  • blocknewslive

    I have footage of eminem when he was in LA for the rap Olympics someone get at me kevarnetworks@gmail.com  

  • R_REAL_TALK

    AND THIS IS THE CLOWN YALL SAY IS THE BEST IN HIP HOP JUST LOOK AT HIM LOOK AT HIM????

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    • I seen footage of 2pac as a ballerina and pictures of snoop dogg dressed as Alf for halloween

      Just sayin

    • DontKno

      Basing someones skills & abilities off there looks is well Stupid I mean based off  Martian Luther’s philosophy.

    • Jared Bolden-Whyte

      Lets see just one got at him they wont, cuzz they dont want that

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  • I want to see this bad.

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  • This is one of the guys who interviewed with the source at length about 150 reasons why the whole world should turn against eminem, lol, now he Fed Ex’s the guy begging him to partake in his movie

    SMH……Yeah, I’d ignore him too

  • This dude is delusional

    “A Smack in the face to the entire community”

    No it isnt, its a smack in the face to YOU, somebody they DONT LIKE AND DONT WANNA DO BUISNESS WITH BECAUSE YOU’VE SPENT THE BETTER HALF OF THE LAST DECADE ATTACKING THEM

    SMH…………Lets have a doc put together by a Unbiased third party and see if they show up

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  • trailer looks kinda cheesey.. im sure em lookin back at those funky dance moves shakin his head like damn why i do that… lol…

  • ThetaCi

    @Chino – Exactly, that’d be like 50 goin, Ima do some King of New York II Remix shit, and If Ja Jada, Joe and Jones aint about gettin on this, they slappin New York in the face!  desperate tactics shit.lol

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  • Of Course Em aint gonna do it cause there dissing him through out the whole documentary….and Kid Rock aint gonna co-sign that.

  • Got all these washed up rappers who never made it in Detroit Hip-hop talking about it…..PLEEEASE…Where Esham, bet he aint on there…Kool Keith?? Anyone out of Dilla’s camp??? Exactly

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  • Shout out to Champtown, a longtime veteran Detroit based Hip-Hop artist, all fans of the culture should support this project, help spread the love about Detroit’s place in Hip Hop history.  Recommended for sure..

  • DAFLAMEFLOA

    DETROIT! WE ARE IN THE BUILDING WHAT UP DOE EM

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