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Genius Annotation

Steve Berman is the President of Sales and Marketing at Interscope Records. Eminem included this skit to showcase the pressure he faces from his record label to create commercially optimal records (go pop) and to serve as the introduction to the next track on the album, “The Way I Am”, a song he made in response to this pressure.


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Genius Answer
What song is playing in the background at the beginning of the skit?
Genius Answer

Dr. Dre and Eminem’s 1999 song “What’s The Difference” from Dre’s album 2001.

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