Dr Dre didn't know Eminem was white when he decided to work with him.
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Dr Dre facts: 52 things you forgot about Dre
7. Dr Dre didn't know Eminem was white when he decided to work with him.
Eminem made no secret of the difficulty he felt he faced being a white man trying to make it in black-dominated industry, but he managed to get signed by Dre and go on to become one of the world's best rappers. In a past interview with Vibe Magazine, Dre revealed: "when I heard Em for the first time, I didn't even know he was White. I just knew I wanted to work with him. And that kind of actually made it better for me, because it was so different".