The Greatest Story Never Told
By Neal Studzinski
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In 1978, my mother had an IUD placed inside of her to prevent another pregnancy. My parents weren't sure that they wanted another child or not and they were waiting until they were more financially secure to decide.
My higher power had other plans and I sneaked through the IUD device and snuck my way into the world. Unfortunately for me, I was born in Detroit and that's where I grew up. I'm just trying to create my destiny as I go along. Enjoy my ride through life.
I went to high school on 8 Mile and hung out with Eminem & his roommates: Robert Claus (Chedda' Bob), Mike (Manix) & Matt (Butterfingers) Ruby, and the late James Deel (Chaos Kid). I learned to walk the walk at a young age hanging out with those guys. I already knew how to talk the talk.
It will be difficult for you to believe some of the events that took place in my life, luckily I have witnesses for most of it and I'm taking the time to document it in my debut book; an Autobiography `Hate/Smile - The Greatest Story Never Told`.
Marshall Mathers (Eminem or Marsh, to us) plays a small role in my life story. I am going to try to pull back the curtain a little bit to reveal the real Slim Shady and what it was like to hang out with him and his friends, before he became a rap legend.
Oh yeah, and um, Hate/Smile will be much more raw and Detroitesque than the movie 8 Mile. This isn't make believe. This is what it was like to grow up in Detroit in the 80's and 90's and there ain't no B. Rabbit. There is a real 'Chedda Bob' though and his name is Robert Claus (DJ Rec). He was Marsh's roommate on Novara Street in Detroit and his story will be included in 'Hate/Smile - The Greatest Story Never Told' too, amongst many others.
"Better than an 8 Mile 2"