After a musical tribute by Kid Capri, Eminem came out to present Dr. Dre with his ASCAP Founders Award at the 23rd Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
He believed in me when not many others did,” Em told the industry crowd. “It would’ve been a lot easier for Dre to dismiss me like most people did. ‘What’s with the white guy from Detroit that raps with the funny voice?’ But he didn’t. He stepped up to the challenge because he saw something in me, and for that, Dre, I’m forever grateful, man. So I’m honored and proud to present this year’s ASCAP Founders Award to a guy who’s not only changed the face of music, but has also completely changed my life, Dr. Andre Young.”
Shouts to Rap-Up on the footage.