"Hello, my name is..." Artist scribbles a portrait of Eminem on name tags

Artist Sara Sandoval must have practiced a long time to be able to scribble out a portrait like this of Eminem on name tags. It looks like random at first but then she puts them all together and voila! Hello, my name is... Slim Shady! Her latest portrait, done similarly, is of Post Malone done on priority mail stickers (Post on post, get it?):

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Postal Malone - Priority Mail Stickers - 24x36 Original, prints, and shirts at @paperandfabric link in bio ⚡ @postmalone

A post shared by Sara Sandoval (@sarasandovalart) on Dec 12, 2018 at 2:59pm PST

These remind me of those "draw by grid" puzzles.

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How Dr. Dre discovered Eminem


An intern slipped famed record producer Jimmy Iovine a mixtape of then-unknown Eminem. Dr. Dre got hold of it and the rest is history.

In an earlier documentary about their fateful meeting, Dr. Dre describes what happened:

"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 gonna 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.”

This is a clip from HBO's The Defiant Ones, a new biographical series documenting the "unlikely and wildly successful partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine."

Here's its trailer:


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Stephen Colbert hosts 'Only in Monroe' on Michigan cable access

Stephen Colbert has taken a guest hosting gig at Monroe, Michigan's local cable access during his time off. He's off to a good start, with local musician Marshall Mathers on hand to help review Monroe's upcoming community calendar. Read the rest