Eminem Teases Lost Version of ‘Lose Yourself’ That He Doesn’t Remember Recording (Video)

“If I was frozen inside of a moment/If I could capture time inside a capsule,” the snippet begins

Last Updated: November 19, 2014 @ 9:20 AM

Remember the Grammy-winning song “Lose Yourself” from “8 Mile,” both courtesy of wordsmith Eminem? He doesn’t. Or at least not the original version of the lauded song.

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: