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Putting On for Detroit

Champtown, Kid Rock's former Beast Crew collaborator, never managed to gain any national attention himself, but he proved to have an impressive knack for spotting potential stars. After splitting with Rock, he would nurture the early career of Detroit's other most famous white rapper; look closely in the background of 1992's "Do-Da-Dippity" clip for a cameo appearance by a young Marshall Mathers making his music video debut. Mathers, then a member of Bassmint Productions and still known known as M&M, would later work with Champtown while a member of the group Soul Intent.

Champtown, "Do-Da-Dippity" (1992)
Champtown, Check It (1996)
Bassmint Productions with M&M (Eminem) "Steppin' On To The Scene" (1990)
Soul Intent (Champtown/Chaos Kid/M&M) "What Color Is Soul" (1992)
Soul Intent "Biterphobia" (1995)
Soul Intent f/ Proof "Fuckin' Backstabber" (1995)

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