Before Eminem became the real Slim Shady, he was just another rapper trying find a distinctive style that would help him get in the ear of critics and fans. In a new interview with VladTV, his D12 bandmates say that Marshall Mathers' work with the group helped him find the attention-grabbing voice we all know today.
Responding to criticisms that the then-young MC sounded like New York rapper AZ on his debut LP Infinite, D12’s Kuniva agreed, saying, "That was the pinnacle of him being polite and cool. He was really a straight up cool cat, but the frustration came out when he started getting the criticism about the Infinite shit, like, ‘It’s kind of soft. You sound like this person/that person.'"