*Instrumental for What's the Difference by Dr. Dre (Ft. Eminem & Xzibit) plays in the background*
Hey, Em, what's up?
Steve Berman, what's going on, man? How you doin'?
Good to see you again, what's up?
Em, could you come here and have a seat, please?
Umm, yeah, what's u-
Vanessa, shut the door
Okay, *door closes*
So, what's up?
How's orders lookin' for the first week?
It would be better if you gave me nothing at all
This album is less than nothing
I can't sell this fucking record
Do you know what's happening to me out there?
Wh-wha-what's the problem?
Violet Brown told me to go fuck myself!
Tower Records told me to shove this record up my ass!
Do you know what it feels like to be told to have a record
Shoved up your ass?
I'm gonna lose my fucking job over this
Do you know why Dre's record was so successful?
He's rapping about big-screen TV's, blunts, 40's and bitches
You're rapping about homosexuals and Vicodin
I can't sell this shit!
Either change the record or it's not comin' out!
Now get the fuck out of my office!
What am I 'sposed-
*sigh* Alright, man-
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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