The Rap Map

Hip Hop Shop

From “On Fire” by Eminem

Lyrics

Cause when you say the shit to get the whole Hip Hop Shop to blow

About

In the mid-90s, Proof ran an open mic at the now-defunct Hip Hop Shop that attracted the best rappers from the Detroit area, including Eminem. Em’s victory in a rap battle here gained him a place in the Rap Olympics in L.A., where he caught the attention of Dr. Dre, and the rest is, as the meme goes, history