WATCH: Dr. Dre tells story of how he discovered Eminem

Part of new HBO documentary series

Dr. Dre and Eminem
Dr. Dre and Eminem

DETROIT – We now know how Dr. Dre found Eminem.

In a clip released from the new HBO biographical series, "The Defiant Ones," Dr. Dre tells the story of how he discovered Eminem.

"Well, I first heard Eminem’s music at Jimmy Iovine’s house. He just happened to have gotten Eminem’s tape maybe a couple of days before. He actually got it from an intern that used to work at Interscope. He popped it in and then I heard it. And I thought it was incredible. At this time, I had no idea he was a white guy. I didn’t find that out until a few days later. And I was just like ‘What the fuck is this? I really need to meet this guy.’ The first thing that we did was ‘My Name Is.’ I had already prepared a sample that I thought he would sound great on. Immediately after I put it on he just went ‘Hi, my name is’... When I heard he was going to start his own label, I thought it was an amazing idea. I was excited to see what they were going to be able to do with it.”

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