January 09, 2019

Eminem "Live At Tramp's, NYC" (January 9, 1999)


On Jan. 9, 1999, Eminem performed at the now-defunct Tramps in New York City. You'll notice DJ Eclipse and DJ Riz were the DJs; Bobbito was the host and MF Doom and Sir Menelik were also on the bill for $15. Eminem's set list included tracks like "My Name Is," "Brain Damage," "Nuttin' To Do," "Scary Movies" (with Royce Da 5'9"), "Low Down Dirty," "'97 Bonnie & Clyde," "Just Don't Give A Fuck", a freestyle over Shabaam Sahdeeq's "5 Star Generals" and a joint by Missy, too. Em definitely paid his dues on the road, performing for fans who weren't yet familiar with his music and won most of them over with his technical rhymes, flow and delivery. The Slim Shady LP came out a month later, and the rest is history! The flyer above is from Ev Boogie & Stretch Armstrong's No Sleep book. The video below is being updated to this post to provide some visuals, if it gets taken down, let me know and I'll add back the original content I'd included with this post. Oh, and HDB to MF Doom!