For both Mike Tyson and Marshall hip-hop was the music that spoke to their life experience, the music they could relate to.

For Marshall, it all started than he was a kid still, with a little help of a close relative. Eminem recalls:

The first time I heard anything, my uncle Ronnie brought over a tape of the “Breakin’” soundtrack and it had “Reckless” on it from Ice-T.
(raps)
Once upon a time a DJ’s task
Was just to play records, what more could you ask?

My uncle Ronnie started liking rap before I did and then he introduced me to it and right around that time the movie had just come out and I saw the movie and I was like, “Yo, I love it!” They just spoke to me in a way that no other music had spoken to me before.

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