Eminem shot the video for his new song “Not Afraid” on the streets of Newark, New Jersey today, as people from the city watched intently.
The video was shot on Market Street, a popular strip in the city.
Em was joined by Royce Da 5' 9", longtime friend and Slaughterhouse signee.
Fans of the rapper were held at bay by police barricades and a strong security presence, which upset some of them.
However, Eminem calmed many of them simply by waving to those across the street and behind the barricades.
Clad in all black, Eminem walked up the Market Street block as a camera and crew taped his stroll. A number of people served as extras in the video.
According to sources, the crew had been there since early morning and the officers had blocked off the streets well into the afternoon while Eminem shot the video. Others, who requested anonymity, said that Eminem choose Newark because it was more lowkey than nearby New York City.
Many of the fans attempted to slip the reclusive star a CD of their demo songs, but were promptly stopped by police.
Eminem’s Recovery album is slated for a June 22 release.