Eminem and LeBron James Are Releasing a Documentary About Music Piracy

Eminem and LeBron James join forces to tell the intriguing tale of how music piracy took over the world in a new documentary titled How Music Got Free.

The two-part documentary series details the inside story of the "crime we all committed" to access free music during the late-1990s and early-2000s. On Tuesday (May 21), a trailer for How Music Got Free debuted, in which Eminem, 50 Cent, Timbaland, Rhymefest and music executive Steve Stoute, among others, give insight on living through this major piracy era.

"When Napster first came about, I didn't understand the internet yet," Eminem says at the start of the trailer. "I thought Yahoo was a person."

File-sharing technology like Napster was at the center of giving fans access to free music in all genres, like rap and pop, to the detriment of the artists creating the work. Songs would be uploaded by users on the platform so that other interested parties could download the tracks free of charge.

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