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Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, 17 October 1973, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. This white rapper burst onto the US charts in 1999 with a controversial take on the horrorcore genre. Mathers endured an itinerant childhood, living with his mother in various states before eventually ending up in Detroit at the age of 12. He took up rapping in high school before dropping out in ninth grade, joining ad hoc groups Basement Productions, the New Jacks, and D12. The newly named Eminem released a raw debut album in 1997 through independent label FBT. Infinite was poorly received, however, with Eminem earning unfavourable comparisons to leading rappers such as Nas and AZ. His determination to succeed was given a boost by a prominent feature in Source's Unsigned Hype column, and he gained revenge on his former critics when he won the Wake Up Show's Freestyle Performer Of The Year award, and finished runner-up in Los Angeles' annual Rap Olympics. The following year's The Slim Shady EP, named after his sinister alter-ego, featured some vitriolic attacks on his detractors. The stand-out track, "Just Don't Give A fuck", became a highly popular underground hit, and led to guest appearances on MC Shabaam Sahddeq's "Five Star Generals" single and Kid Rock's Devil Without A Cause set. As a result, Eminem was signed to Aftermath Records by label boss Dr. Dre, who adopted the young rapper as his protege and acted as co-producer on Eminem's full-length debut. Dre's beats featured prominently on The Slim Shady LP, a provocative feast of violent, twisted lyrics, with a moral outlook partially redeemed by Eminem's claim to be only "voicing" the thoughts of the Slim Shady character. Parody or no parody, lyrics to tracks such as "97 Bonnie & Clyde" (which contained lines about killing the mother of his child) and frequent verbal outbursts about his mother were held by many, outside even the usual Christian moral majority, to be deeply irresponsible. The album was buoyed by the commercial success of the singles "My Name Is" and "Guilty Conscience" (the former helped by a striking, MTV-friendly video), and climbed to number 2 on the US album chart in March 1999.
Eminem subsequently made high profile appearances on Rawkus Records' Soundbombing Volume 2 compilation and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's Da Real World. He was also in the news when his mother filed a lawsuit claiming that comments made by the rapper during interviews and on The Slim Shady LP had caused, amongst other things, emotional distress, damage to her reputation and loss of self-esteem. None of which harmed the sales of Eminem's follow-up album, The Marshall Mathers LP, which debuted at number 1 on the US album chart in May 2000 and established him as the most successful rapper since the mid-90s heyday of 2Pac and Snoop Doggy Dogg. By the end of the year, however, his troubled personal life and a serious assault charge had removed the gloss from his phenomenal commercial success. Despite criticism from gay rights groups, the rapper swept up three Grammy Awards the following February. He also reunited with his D12 colleagues to record the transatlantic chart-topping Devil's Night.
Eminem's new studio album, The Eminem Show, was premiered by single "Without Me". The track, which debuted at UK number 1 in May 2002, featured a sample from Malcolm McLaren's "Buffalo Girls" and was supported by a controversial video which saw the rapper dressing up as Osama Bin Laden. The album debuted at number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic. Later in the year, Eminem made his mainstream acting debut in 8 Mile. The lead single from the soundtrack, "Lose Yourself", gave the rapper his first US number 1 single in November.
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god damn rapper | Reviewer: richard | 12/23/12
hey, i'm from bangladesh nd i'm mad about ur songs specially MY DADS GONE CRAZY. i love ur any song those u sung. u r a awesome rapper in the world of my side. I LOVE YOU EmInEm.
TEACHER | Reviewer: Muthai | 11/20/12
Hey yo,shady.am REAL not afraid 2 cal u da name ,coz u real teach them nigaz how say the words faster.when u r sayng 3 words, they can only say one.when singing 3 pages, they can only sing1.
f | Reviewer: d | 11/8/12
im da best from mid west east an da west life is like a game of chess I dont strees I juseet smoke the sease an worry less may the angel walk with u moreless if your fearless da stainless a live u brainless to hoes im heartless evon if u wearing a vest ill put.a hole in ya chess
U jst inspire me... | Reviewer: Thabo Tsoela | 10/13/12
Shady dude, I'm 15 n I'm from South Africa. Dawg, ur music jst hit da most high notes! I've been listenin to u since 2009, but damn it feels like I've known u simce da day I was born! The way u rap, the way u put 'em words on 'em lines of urs, the way ur rhymes r(self made- n dat's wat I like da most about u!), dude everything about ur tracks r just superb, fantastic n da best anyone can ever think of! Dude, I rly can't tell which song of urs I Love da most, because they all are da greatest! Dude, since I've been listenin to u, I can now write ma own songs, which they are already recorded! The first song I wrote used ur 'I'm not afraid' beats! Shady dude, when r u ever goin' come to South Africa???
YOU ARE AWESOME | Reviewer: Andrez Mc | 10/1/12
Yo shady I'm a big fan, I have listened to you since I was 5 and have been hooked since. you have inspired me to become a rapper, because of the simple reason that you became famous through basically nothing but really good friends and it hasn't changed you, u still stand for the same reasons you did when u started and thats why i like you
from india | Reviewer: nilay | 9/20/12
i'm a big fan oof urs... u r just awesome....!! my fav. somg of you is THE WAY I AM.... and i've learned it.... plzz try to cum in india and do a concert..!! i'll be happiest person on earth..!!
king of hiphop | Reviewer: m dias | 8/27/12
hey shady im a big fan of u the king of hiphop u r great rapper I like ur style ur lyrics. my fav song of u is beautiful and pls I request u to cum in india and sing beautiful live I know u r busy but hope u read this
i doubt u | Reviewer: c babz | 8/8/12
iam a christian so i bleive in GOD. ABOUT yo songs bro they suck .read this or not r u in illuminati coz thoz guyz i hate them 2 the bone . iam just 12 but noe this JESUS is coming soon are yu in the good or bad zone BE BORN AGAIN 11!!
slim shady | Reviewer: sudarsan rai | 7/22/12
I am sudarsan rai i am just impressed by your rap now by listening your songs i can rap very well and i teach the small ones too and..
i just wanted to see you and rap with you but i am too far you are the only unique rapper in this earth so kepp on going
I Freaking Love You emienm | Reviewer: Patience | 4/12/12
im a girl and im 10 i want to be just lke you slim i bet youll never read this bet i love you rap or facebook YOUR MY PROFILE THANK YOU IF YOU RED THIS I LOVE YOU EMINEM Marshall Bruce
Mathers B-Rabbit Slim Shady Really try to get bak to my bro i luv you ty reading this
What you mean to my brother | Reviewer: Samantha | 3/7/12
Eminem, you have inspired my 11 year old brother to rap and make his own songs by remixing yours.He is always rappin left and right and i really have no way of gettin to talk to you about him but i really have been tryin for the past month and i just wanted to say thank you for being a rapper.My brother also says that he wants to be like you but rap even faster and so far he can rap 242 words in 25 seconds!I was just hopin tht he could see you in person but we are not the richest people in the world and you probably dont have the time but thanks for your music.
I Love You | Reviewer: Erfan | 3/1/12
Heeeey, he, here is a big fan, I'm from iran, I love eminem so much, i just wanna go to america one day, and just see marshal, i wanna thank him because of good songs and lyrics, i wish i could be with him just 1sec, Love you so much marshal! :-(((((((
The best rapper alive | Reviewer: Andent | 2/25/12
Ohh "EMINEM" what can i say u r da most outshine rapper dat i hv ever seen in ma life before. the whole world needs u coz u hv rapped ol life mistrey of us.the best tng dat makes u uniqe from other rappers is dat u didn rap for the damn bitchs,cars,money. u always hv a talent of rapping ol life mistreys of ol ppls this is what always make me to be proud of u.i rlly want to thanks God 4 creating des kind of wonderful person.n u r 1 of an outstanding rapper. Finally i wonna ask u something plz plz eminem would u plz "rap for Africa" coz we r depressed down by dos damns plz would u do dat for us plz.
!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Lil Dee | 2/23/12
Aye yo lyrics is sweet,creative, and jus untought of... I listen to yo freestyles all the time.. Got twisted was off da chain ya digg.. The words yu use make me read the dictionary wen i write my own lyrics... Keep spit mayne.!
Inspired | Reviewer: Krystal | 1/15/12
You inspire me to chase my dream to be a singer. I think that my dream probly wont come true, and you probly wont read this... But im gonna try for both. I hope you can read this, and if not i know you are busy.After reading this, I learned that it isent easy. My favorite song by you is Mockingbird. It is so sad... My best wishes to you and your girls.....
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