Eminem, is the rap duo, comprised of Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady. Heavy collaborators with Proof, Chaos Kid and produced Jeff & Mark Bass. Although they didn't receive much attention they soon became affiliated with The Outsiderz, a group comprised of rappers, Pacewon and Young Zee. In addition to them Eminem also were collaboration partners with many other underground rappers, such as Skam, Rawkus, and Shady's good friend Royce da 5'9". Things began to look up for the duo however as, during a tour with Outsiderz, Marshall entered a rap battle which caught the attention of record label. after hearing their album Infinite and The Slim Shady EP, the new talent put behind them put Marshall and Slim in an excellent position. With the proper talent and budget put behind them the two released The Slim Shady LP to critical and commercial success. The group was broken up after Marshall was dropped from their label for a shooting at a club. Shady eventually also quit the rapping business to start his crime career with Royce da 5'9" dubbed, Bad Meets Evil.