Rare Eminem Footage Featured in Detroit Hip-Hop Documentary


Vibe / November 2, 2011

[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.

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