In the teaser below, Slim Shady plays a snippet of the first “scratch” version, that the admitted drug addict claims to have not even knew existed. As he tells the story, it was a different time and he was clearly in a different head space.
“I don’t even remember recording,” Marshall Mathers said during a black and white in-studio interview. “I don’t remember where I was at when I recorded it. I don’t remember any of the first verse. I don’t remember any of it.”
The new-old version opens: “If I was frozen inside of a moment/If I could capture time inside a capsule.”
Watch the video, which includes some of the “Lose Yourself” demo version: