Sure, Eminem is one of the biggest rappers in the world. But long before that, he was just an aspiring rapper and passionate hip-hop head (he's still one of those two things). And when he ended up in the home of one of his favorite rappers, he did what you probably would, too: Took a picture.
"A couple of weeks ago, I was cleaning out my closet -- pun intended -- and ran across this old picture, and I was like, 'What the f--k is this?'" he said.
Then, Em reminisced about his first trip to New York (probably around 1997 or 1998), when he ended up in Reggie's home.
"I realized, the first time I went to New York -- I actually went to New York and then we went to Jersey -- me and Bizarre went to record with the Outsidaz," he explained. "And we had actually ended up stopping by your house. So I'm like, 'Oh, sh-t! That's the picture I took out the back window of your house.' On some fan sh-t. You know, it was like, 'Holy sh-t! That's Redman's house.' I had my little automatic, instant camera and took the picture and sh-t. I'm like, f--k, I forgot I did that."
Yup, even Eminem Stans for his favorites. And that's not simply a thing of the past, either.
"One day I gotta get you to sign it, man, just for the archives," he said -- a request which Redman of course said he was happy to oblige.
Red had a request, too: To get Slim on his Muddy Waters 2 album.
"I'm on board," he said. "I'm here, man."
We are, too.