EMINEM: King of Rap & Hip-hop

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name EMINEM, was born on October 17, 1972. Eminem is the most popular rapper around the world. He is a rapper, actor and record producer. He was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States. EMINEM’s popularity is now not restricted only to USA or North America, he has become the King of Rap for the whole world.

EMINEM quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his super hit debut album, The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The very next album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest selling solo album in United States history. The Marshall Mathers LP and his third album, The Eminem Show, also won Grammy Awards, making EMINEM the first artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive LPs. He then won the award again in 2010 for his album Relapse in 2010 for his album relapse, giving him a total of 11 Grammys in his career. In 2003, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself�? from the film, 8 Mile, in which he played the lead.

EMINEM has always been surrounded by controversies and that’s what made his songs so famous! His personal life has been challenging for him all thru his life. He was married twice to Kimberley Anne Scott. In 2000, Scott attempted suicide and sued EMINEM for defamation after he depicted her violent death in his song “Kim�?. They first divorced in 2001 but remarried in January 2006. Their second divorce was finalized in December of the same year.


EMINEM and legal troubles have very close relations. In 1999, his mother sued him for around US$10 million. Mathers was arrestd on June 3, 2000 during an altercation at a car audio store in Royal Oak, Michigan, with Douglas Dail, where he pulled out an unloaded gun and kept it pointed at the ground. He has also faced many problems regarding drug issue. EMINEM has conflict with pop singer Mariah Carey. He has written several songs referring to their relationship. His best song referring Mariah is ‘Superman’. It is awesome. Eminem is an aggressive destructive man. Nobody dares to mess with him. If you dare to mess with him, you will be there in his next songs as his **** or *** or whatever! He likes his enemies to be on his songs.

The Recovery, EMINEM’s latest album, had sold 2.7 million copies, as of September 29, 2010, in the US after his release in June 21, 2010. Not Afraid and Love The Way You Lie are two most super hit songs of this album. EMINEM’s songs are highly energetic and with powerful lyrics. EMINEM and Rihana have a sequel of their hit single, “Love the Way You Lie�?. I love EMINEM because his songs encourage, inspire and encourage me. From his every song, he seems to tell us how to be brave in the worst situations of life. He has not become EMINEM overnight. He has suffered a lot and has sacrificed many things to become what he is today. He truly inspires me a lot.

Eminem – The Recovery