Eminem is infamous for many things: explicit lyrics, feuds with other musical artists (especially Moby and Christina Aguilera) as well as a general disregard for the opinions of those around him, to name a few. While this grade of controversy is par for the course to attract attention and boost record sales, for Slim Shady it’s not all hype … although it definitely doesn’t hurt sales of Eminem tickets.
Marshall Mathers, the actual person at the root of the Eminem alter ego, was raised in the school of hard knocks. His self-professed nightmare upbringing is the foundation for much of Eminem’s music, reflected in songs like “Cleanin’ Out My Closet,” “My Name Is” and “Mockingbird.” 2002 saw the further chronicling of his saga with the release of the film 8 Mile. Documenting his childhood, rise to fame, personal struggles and affinity for illegal substances, the movie was nominated for and won a host of awards.
Eminem’s music and lyrics evoke powerful, expressive reactions with long-form raps that are liquid, flowing seamlessly from thought to thought. It’s easy to see the influences of Dr. Dre and the Beastie Boys here, though the one thing you see little of is “The Real Slim Shady.” That was saved for Relapse, Eminem’s 2009 album release, in which the hip-hop artist debuted his sober self. Subsequent live concerts with Jay-Z in 2010 cemented Eminem’s relevance.
Mathers has performed live in concert with mentor Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Limp Bizkit. The chainsaw wielding rapper doesn’t care about playing to concertgoers, letting his naturally sarcastic self seep through the drama of the venue. Eminem’s hold over his audience is undeniable. Don’t take these words as the word, experience it yourself.
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