Eminem came up at a time when I turned my back on hip hop and I lumped him into the reasons as to why I did so.
It would take The Marshall Mathers LP for me to realize he was more talented than I gave him credit for and Encore for me to nearly return to my Slim Shady LP. sentiments.
Relapse from a few years ago was not even listened to beyond four tracks and Recovery has yet to be heard.
From his come up to his comeback, Eminem is an MC I kept my ears open for. It was only a matter of if he wanted me to do so.