Though we didn't get much new music from Eminem in 2015, that doesn't mean that we can't go back and appreciate his past greatness. That's exactly what DJ Eclipse did today, when he went into his vault to find a very rare Slim Shady and Royce Da 5'9" freestyle from 1998. The freestyle is from an episode of Eclipse's "Halftime Show" that they recorded before Eminem's The Slim Shady LP came out that year. Of course, Em went in during the freestyle, which shouldn't be much of a surprise if you look back at his history of spitting off the dome. Enjoy the throwback below. 

Merry Christmas everyone! Here goes another Halftime show from ’98 with guests Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ (85:53). Short interview right into the freestyle session (if only cats today were as hungry as the 90s generation). As usual, Riz sets off the show lovely and then half way through I get on to finish up. Always good listening to the mic breaks to see what was going on during that time (i.e. Tramps shows, Fat Beats in-stores, new mixer…thanks Fat Beats!) (52:25). So much good music played. Last mic break at 147:39. Enjoy.

 

The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse (w/Eminem & Royce Da 5'9") 89.1 WNYU September 23, 1998 by Itsdjeclipse on Mixcloud