Producer: Dr. Dre
Album: The Eminem Show
Label: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Poor Jermaine Dupri. His big-headed comments to XXL about his producing talents provoked the wrong dudes to fuck with; they opened up a can of whoop-ass that he is still recovering from. But here’s the thing—as Em would later admit on Xzibit’s “Say My Name,” despite being a vicious battle rapper, Slim Shady mostly flexes his muscles while Dre takes the real jabs at JD. But Em still takes time to remind everyone of his stature in the rap world: "I joke when I say I'm best in the booth, but a lot of truth is said in jest/And if I ever do live to be a legend, I'ma die a sudden death/Five mics in The Source? Ain't holdin my fuckin' breath/But I'll suffocate for the respect 'fore I'll breathe to collect a fuckin' check." That's Em's way of saying he ain't never selling out.