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Shady Bizzness' Life as Eminem's Bodyguard in an Industry of Paper Gangsters

Narrated by: John Wray
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
4 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This story is based on the factual ills of "white rapper" and Hip-Hop phenomenon, "Eminem". Shady Bizzness tells about real life events of his public and private lifestyle. The book details the good times, hardships, drug abuse, domestic violence, scandals, sex, near-death experiences, murder, oppression of employees, and bitter betrayal. Shady Bizzness is everything a parent despises, thugs love, groupies lust over, and wives hate!

Shady Bizzness Platform: Williams has a platform of 250,000 fans World Wide via You-tube, Facebook, Twitter, Internet and International Book sales since the year 2000. His fan club continues to grow daily as each generation discovers the existence of Eminem and his timeless music. Lastly, Williams has produced and appeared in several Eminem documentaries world wide.

©2000 Byron Williams (P)2012 Byron Williams

Critic Reviews

" Shady Bizzness was disturbing and intense! It was like a good scary movie!" ( People Magazine)
"It was brilliantly written!" (MSNBC)
"It's definitely a good read." (The Queen Latifah Show)

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Don't waste your time.

The whole book is basically about a body guard who didn't get paid what he thought he was worth. You won't learn anything new about Eminem from this book. The book is repetitive and boring, and the author is a bit self righteous. Don't water your time on this one.

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Good Book

I enjoyed the story. I thought it was believable; however, it was definitely a memoir that could be true or completely false. I did think the narrator was a strange pick. Having an older White gentleman using hip-hop terminology was a bit weird.

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Book was okay

I don't believe everything Bryon has to say on the racial issues but I do believe the stories he told with him and Eminem. Interesting book overall.

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Waste of time

Just a bitter ex employee trying to get revenge. The narcissism and racism are so absurd it becomes comical. Every single dealing this man speaks of goes bad and it’s never his fault. Egomaniac trying to make a story out of nonsense we already know (I.e. Slim and Kim fought a lot.).

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Should be called “Pathetic loser: a Bitter and Angry Rant”

If you enjoy listening to some bitter angry loser ranting and complaining for 6 hours obsessed over his pathetically short lived career as Eminem’s former security guard after being fired like a million years ago—this is the book for you.

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Don't waste your time.

As an executive protection professional, I frequently read the memoirs of those who have gone before.
There are many things to be gleaned from the experience of others.
Not so with this book.
Aside from the obvious grammatical errors, the author comes across as arrogant and whiny throughout.
He moans about how he is unappreciated and underpaid, how he works so much harder than everyone else ad nauseum.
The dialogue is inconsistent as well.
It switches back and forth between ebonics and articulate English in ways that seem like much of the dialogue was 'remembered' long after, when the author wanted to portray himself in a different light.

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Do NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS BS

I would like to first start off and say I'm not a die hard eminem fan. He is good I like him but I'm not into like a lot of other people are. This book is filled and written by a disgruntled employee. Who seems to have been about to get fired for constant complaints and righteousness. It is 5 hours of this guy saying why he feels he is owed more then what he is getting. Makes you think why didn't he quit a week into work. It is garbage. Filled with " they are racial undertones" this is a black white thing. And then this guy gos on to say he is a man on GOD and is better then and I quote "the Jew and the white trash boy". Wich is racial in it's own right. This is what is wrong with America today I hop the author understands ( Mathew 5:20. ). He wants to quote the bible maybe he needs to re read it. Wow bro. Find another way to make money on your own not through other people. Horrible book.

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  • BARRINGTON, IL, United States
  • 07-30-16

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Would you consider the audio edition of Shady Bizzness' Life as Eminem's Bodyguard in an Industry of Paper Gangsters to be better than the print version?

YES

What did you like best about this story?

THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS IS THE REAL DEAL.

Which character – as performed by John Wray – was your favorite?

NOT SURE

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

YES, I JUST KEPT THINKING OF THE DEFFINITION OF "TRAILER TRASH"

Any additional comments?

WE ARE DOOMED.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-18

Absolutely breath taking

It was a big eye opener about what people like Byron who work hard to try and get good in life and makes think different about Eminem and think that u really don’t kno ppl hats off to Byron for speaking out loud in this highly recommend it 5 starts all day

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  • ryan k.
  • 06-06-17

eminem in a different light!

loved it. couldnt stop listening to it... being an eminem fan it has made me feel different towards him as he isnt what i imagined him to be like maybe not so much this day an age but in the late 90s an early 2000s.

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  • Maimer
  • 05-09-17

wort while

worth while inside look at Eminem and his troubles and their falling out least worth a once over

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  • Dave
  • 12-09-12

Rubbish

What a load of rubbish, whining and whinging, didn't make it past the first paragraph! I didn't even want to give it one star but could leave this review without rating it.

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