Watch Eminem Vs. Sway In 2004 Rap Battle

With Eminem‘s eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, out this week and already setting records on SoundScan, #TBTMTV takes a look back at the year 2004, when Em was riding high off the multi-platinum success of his fifth solo set, Encore and, to his own admission, prescription drugs. The Detroit spitter took a few L’s that year — he lost the Best Rap Album Grammy to Kanye West’s Late Registration — but when it came to battling MTV’s own Sway Calloway in a freestyle rap battle, the blond-haired rap technician emerged victorious. Watch Sway take on Eminem in the video above.