The owner of the recording studio where Eminem recorded his debut album THE SLIM SHADY LP has been killed inside the Detroit, Illinois, venue.

AMJED ABDALLAH, 36, was found dead on the floor of STUDIO 8 - where Eminem recorded his first track in 1998 - by one of his business associates. Police retrieved three bullet casings from a .357-calibre revolver.

A police spokesman says, "There's a possibility of robbery.

"People who use the studio told us to look for some fairly pricey equipment and it was missing.

"Everybody says he was a prince of a guy. He did record for rappers, gangster rap and hip-hop, but we haven't found anyone who had any particular problem with him yet."

05/01/2005 17:32