In 2014, Eminem and Paul Rosenberg celebrated the 15 year anniversary of their label, Shady Records. With Eminem’s recent Shady XV album release which featured some of his greatest hits, it also included a brief history of how the Shady records came to be. Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story tells the full story of how and why Eminem and Paul Rosenberg created their label and what it has managed to achieve during its 15 year run.
Get ready for an in-depth look into not only Eminem’s career, but some of the world’s leading artists who have graced The Shady Records label over the years. Complex not only speaks with Eminem and Paul about their partnership and friendship that helped make it all possible, but also Dr. Dre, the man who helped turn Eminem into a hip-hop superstar, and 50 cent, the man who Eminem turned into a superstar. Watch as the documentary gives fans a definitive insight into how one of rap’s most successful artists came to be.
We hear from Em himself as he recounts his humble beginnings and how he went from a struggling local rapper to international sensation. But once his career took off, that’s when things started getting interesting as Shady Records bought artists such as D12, Obie Trice, and 50 Cent into the fold. After a few missteps and a break from music in the 2000s, a fresh Shady entered the 2010s with new acts like Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf.