At number three,
it is Busta’s takeover of MTV. -That’s my type of talk.
-Exactly, yeah. -My type of talk.
-It’s your house. All right, guys, well,
we’re gonna take you back to 1999, when he performed
at the MTV Spring Break -with none other than Eminem.
-Uh-oh. -♪ My name is ♪
-♪ Slim Shady ♪ -♪ My name is, my name is ♪
-♪ What? Who? ♪ ♪ My name is ♪ AUDIENCE (in video):
♪ Slim Shady ♪ ♪ Hi, my name is ♪ ♪ What? ♪ (laughing):
All right, guys. They’re having a moment. -(laughs)
-Is this like a… -I told him, bro.
-Yo, you wiggin’. -All right, we’ll talk
about that later. -All right. Well, let’s talk about this for
a moment because that was, like, -the OG Slim Shady back
in the day. -Oh, yeah. You’re on the stage with him. How did you guys end up
linking up for the first time? Um… that might’ve been
probably the first time we really actually linked up,
linked up. If not, it was probably
a real brief moment before that. But even before I met him,
I was introduced to Eminem music on the 1998 Smokin’ Grooves
tour. With Fugees out there…
(coughs) …myself, Tribe Called Quest,
Public Enemy, Nas. -DC YOUNG FLY: Mm, mm.
-TAMARA: Stacked lineup. -We do this tour…
-DC YOUNG FLY: Powerful tour. …and Wyclef tells me
to come on his tour bus. And at the time, we all had
started to really build, like, the crazy, latest,
state-of-the-art studios in our tour bus. So, I get on the bus. He has a six song EP of Eminem. And… I think by the third song
I was losing my mind so much, as I was coming up the stairs
to get on the bus, couldn’t even make it
onto the bus ’cause I couldn’t believe
what I was hearing. So, as you enter the tour bus,
you right on the stairs in between the stairway
and then you make the turn to go into the bus,
I’m wilin’ out so much at the entrance of the bus
that I broke the windshield of the tour bus
on Wyclef’s bus with my head. -(laughing): What?
-(audience oohing, laughing) And-and-and-and-and
that-that was probably like a-a couple thousand dollars
to repair. But-but the thing about it is,
for me, when your music is that
compelling that you can’t even, you don’t even
have time to think, you just react,
it’s instinctual, that’s when you know that
the music is touching your soul. -(audience applauding)
-And at that point, you know, I-I fell in love. I fell in love with Eminem
from that day and has held him in one of the highest regards
as probably one of the most profound wordsmiths and lyrical
masters of the microphone. -Period.
-What’s up. So-so, you know, being able to,
being able to… being able to perform with him
on-onMTV Spring Breakback in ’99 was crazy because
I was fresh off the heels of being a fanatic of hearing
his music for the first time. So, he was on stage
having a good time, but I was actually wilin’
on some… -DC YOUNG FLY: Like wilin’,
like… -TAMARA: Yeah. -…some-some-some fans.
-DC YOUNG FLY: Fan. Fan swag, like…
know what I’m saying? So, that was a, that was
a great, great moment. And then we built
a relationship. As y’all can see, we did
a bunch of records together. -DC YOUNG FLY: Most definitely.
-You know, he got on “Touch It (Remix)”,
um, for a special performance. And then an awards show
at one point. BET and then, uh,
he also did a record with me called “I’ll Hurt You.” And-and, uh, two, three years
ago, we released a record that was, like, six minutes
and 40 seconds long with us actually battling. Like, I sent him a 16-bar verse. He sent me back a 44-bar verse. -(laughter)
-Y’all know… you-you know. I’m like, I’m like, you-you not
busting my ass on my record. -So I sent him back…
-(laughter) I sent him back a 50-bar verse. And then he sends me back
a 66-bar verse. And I’m like, “A’ight, we got
to draw the line in the sand because this ain’t gonna play
on the radio.” -DC YOUNG FLY: Most definitely.
-It’s just too long. But-but that’s the, that’s the
level of love that we both have for the competitive nature
and just being great sportsmen -in hip-hop. -TAMARA: I love
that. That’s so dope.