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Eminem New Album: Once upon a time in Missouri, a young boy was born and raised to become one of the most famous rappers in the world.
Crowned by the “Rolling Stone” magazine as the “King of Hip Hop” and one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Times”, how did Marshall Bruce Mathers III become Eminem?Why did he become Eminem?How did he become the King of Hip Hop or one of the top-selling artists in the world?Did the troubled childhood left marks on Eminem and did he ever got over the bad relationship he had with his mother?Why did he name his alter ego “Slim Shady” and why did some of his relatives called him “Mickey”?How was his life like before the fame and before everyone knew his name and did the King of Rap found love on his way to fame?After rocking the global hip hop scene as the ultimate rapper star and a unique artist in the history of rap culture for almost two decades, what is next for “The Real” Slim Shady?
It’s time for me to answer all these questions and more since this is ASMR Aaron back at it again with another daily video to help you relax. So, lay back and enjoy the ride. I hope this video gets you through your day or even better I hope this read helps you gently fall asleep. I can’t wait to get started. This is the tale of Eminem.
Once upon a time, there was a young prince who was once set to become the King of Hip Hop and one of the top-selling artists that would set new standards in the world of rap culture. He was born on October 17th, 1972 in a small town in Missouri called St. Joseph, and named Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Marshall was born to a music couple, mother Deborah Rae Mathers (born Nelson) and father Marshall Bruce Mathers Junior. His parents were together in a band named “Daddy Warbucks” – the band made their bread and butter as they had gigs in one of the multinational chains of hotels, “Ramada”. His parents soon split, as Eminem’s father, often referred to as “Bruce”, decided to leave the family and start a new life. Soon afterward, Eminem would hear the news about having two siblings on his father’s side in California where his father moved – Sarah and Michael. His mother also moved on with her life, so Eminem got a younger brother on his mother’s side, called Nathan “Nate” Kane Samara. Marshall’s tough childhood was the main motif is some of Eminem’s most significant work as he made a vocalized and rhythmic confessions on how it was like growing up with his mother. Deborah “Debbie” negates the alleged emotional and physical abuse that Marshall claims he had suffered during his childhood, also denying that she had anything to do with pill abuse. His mother even sued him once he became famous for defamation, as one of the verses in his single “My Name Is” was “My mom does more dope than I do”. The strained relationship between Marshall and his mother didn’t begin or end there as Marshall went on with autobiography songs that made his mother appear even as cruel in the eyes of the public. After Eminem released his first album in 1999 called “The Slim Shady LP”, which is the time when his mother decided to file a lawsuit for defamation, asking for a settlement of 10 million dollars. The settlement ended with Eminem paying 25,000$ to his mother. Before the first album got out in the early 1999, Marshall moved a lot with his mother, so he lived in St. Joseph, Detroit and Kansas City, frequently moving between Missouri where he was born and Michigan. What’s left of the Mathers family was mostly living in their relatives’ homes, constantly switching the place of residence of young Marshall.At the time, Marshall got a nickname “Mickey”, which is how his relatives called him supposedly because he had big ears as he was still a kid. Marshall, however, preferred a different nickname, which is his later pseudonym “Slim Shady”. He named his alter-ego ‘Slim Shady”, describing his alter-ego as “mischievous and evil”. Slim Shady was born when some of the best rappers of Detroit, 12 of them, decided to make a rap song together, so each of the rappers, including Eminem, came up with their alter-ego. The group’s name was D12, a.k.a. The Dirty Dozen. From the first album released in 1999, “The Slim Shady LP” to “Relapse”, the mischievous deeds of Slim Shady are becoming heavier and even more so “evil” in lyrics, starting from presenting Slim Shady as a murky, immortal and childish drug dealer, to making his alter-ego into a murderous, raping serial killer. Of course, all the deeds done by Slim Shady were written in form of dark humor.“The Real Slim Shady” was also the lead single, released before the official album in 2000, “The Marshall Mathers LP”. The song brought Eminem to the first place on the United Kingdom list for the first time, marking Eminem’s biggest success as a rapper by far. The song brought him numerous rewards, including “MTV Video Music Awards” for the category “Best Video”, and a “Grammy Award” for “Best Rap Solo Performance”.Before Marshall made himself into a major rap player, and as many would argue “the ultimate rap God”, he was struggling on a number of odd jobs he couldn’t find himself at. Frequent moving affected young Marshall in many ways as he later confessed, adding the fact that he had difficulties with making friends as he would switch at least between two and three schools in a single year. As the rapper claims, that was the most difficult part of his early life while growing up with his mother. The reason why Marshall moved a lot was due to the fact that his mother couldn’t hold onto a job for more than a couple of months. Eminem remembers that he couldn’t make any friends, while he was considered an outcast in each and every school he attended, often being beat up in the bathroom and hallways. He failed the ninth grade at high school he attended in Michigan, after he decided to drop out at the age of 17. The rap artist often recalls how he wasn’t that great in school and studying and that his grades were low, however, he has always had affinity towards English, so he studied vocabulary and read a lot of comic books. The only book he read entirely however, is “I Make My Own Rules”, by LL Cool J. The hardships for young Marshall also included being shot in the street as a teenager on his way to his girlfriend’s house. Marshall met his girlfriend and also his wife-to-be when she was only 13 and he was a 15-year-old teenager. Marshall started dating Kim Ann Scott after the two met at a house party. Kim claimed that she was physically and sexuallyabused by her stepfather. Eminem’s mother, Deborah, took Kim in, so Marshall and Kim started to live together at a very early age, which turned out to be a recipe for a love catastrophy. They were both kicked out by Debb when Marshall decided to drop out of high school. In 1995, the couple had a baby girl named Hailie Jade Scott, but went on and off with frequent breakups and makeups until the couple finally got married in 1999 before Eminem started his rapping career with releasing his first album “The Slim Shady LP”. The couple continued with a turbulent relationship, ending up divorced already in 2000, then remarrying in 2006 only to get a second divorce soon afterward. That is when Kim started an open and publicly followed custody over their daughter Hailie. Eminem dedicated more than a single song to his baby girl, such as “Mockingbird” and also mentioning her in more than a single song on his album “Revival” that got out in 2017. Hailie graduated psychology from Michigan State University and became an internet influencer since then.The fact that Eminem didn’t have much luck in love and romantic relationships, especially reflected in his on and off relationship with Kim, is perhaps emphasized in one of Marshall’s quotes where he stated that “Love, when spelled backward and read phonetically reads evil”.After a tough childhood and scars left by a broken home and an unresponsive father who returned all Marshals letters and in the midst of a turbulent love life with Kim, Marshall created a stage name for himself, determined to get his peace of fame by channeling his affinity towards words and English vocabulary. Despite the fact that Eminem’s race didn’t quite fit into the idea of rap culture, he soon rises as one of the top rappers in Detroit, choosing “Eminem” as his stage name. The development of his stage name started from taking only the first letters of his name, “M&M” as in Marshall Mathers, while the pronunciation was soon changed to “Eminem”, which stuck with Marshall his entire career.Soon after the first hit album, Eminem, a.k.a. Slim Shady, got to the top lists across the UK and the United States, climbing the ladder of fame and glory, although frequently caught up in the turbulence of his private life.In 2000, when the second album “The Marshall Mathers LP” was released, both of Eminem’s albums ended up among 5 top-selling albums of the year 2000, describing how “M&M” rapidly came to become one of thetop wanted rap artists.At the same time, Eminem’s second album was rated as the fastest-selling solo albums in the history of US music deals, which also brought Eminem to the Guinness Book of Records. He also won a total of 13 Grammy’s during his rap career, making a hit after hit with each solo album – the poor boy who dropped out of high school was becoming a star almost overnight although it appears that all the hardships he suffered in his early life and before the fame, led him from being Marshall to becoming Eminem, “the rap God”. Although the rap fame skyrocketed for Eminem, the rapper was having a hard time dealing with the turmoil of his private life and troubled past, so he started taking pills. Apparently, the rap star used to take over 90 pills of valium and Vicodin a day, which brought him to Elton John once he decided he wanted to get clean. It took him around a year and a half to get over his addiction for prescription drugs. Despite all the misfortunes, troubles and hardships, Eminem became the first artist to receive an award for the best rap album three times in a row with his first three LPs at the Grammy’s.Even though “The Slim Shady LP’ was his first music deal and the first LP, Eminem made his first independent album back in 1996 to celebrate the birth of his daughter and to set the stepping stone for his aspirations to become a rapper and earn for living as an artist. The indie rap album was called “Infinite”, after which Eminem released “The Slim Shady EP” in 1997 and got noticed by Dr. Dre.After hissecond album “The Marshall Mathers LP”, there came “Devil’s Night” in 2001, followed by “The Eminem Show” in 2002. In 2002, Eminem also starred in his autobiographic movie “8 Miles”. The fifth album, “Encore” arrived in 2004, followed by “Relapse” in 2009, “Recovery” in 2010, and “MMLP2” in 2013, which contained a track featuring Rihanna. The ninth album was called “Shady XV” and was released a year later in 2014. Eminem released his next album “Revival” in 2017 and “Kamikaze” in 2018. Without any warning whatsoever, the King of Rap, or as some claim “the rap God” released a new album called “Music to Murder By” in January 2020.At the age of 14, it already seemed like Marshall started to show his affinity towards phonetics, lyrics and rapping as he practiced rapping with his friend Mike Ruby, which is when he already came up with the stage name “M&M”. Together with DeShaun Dupree Holton, who later became known as rapper Proof, Marshall attended numerous high school rap competitions. Marshall’s passion for lyrics and English vocabulary motivated him to practice by writing long words and rhyming. Eminem was also in a rap group, called “New Jacks”, but later moved to another group “Soul Intent” where he rapped with Proof. Both, Eminem and Proof formed a group D12 with nine other Detroit-based rappers, including Bizzare and Kon Artist.His alter-ego, Slim Shady, was actually formed around 1997 when Marshall was forced to move back in with his mother due to his poor financial situation, while channeling his art and rage through Slim Shady helped him survive a turbulent period.Dr. Dre helped him release “The Slim Shady LP” in 1999 after Eminem brought “The Slim Shady EP” in 1997 – this was the beginning of a new era, not only for Marshall Bruce Mathers III, but also for the rap culture as the soon-to-become a star rapper soon transformed into the King of Hip Hop, starting from the underground rap and local rapping competitions. A great deal of his struggles was shown in “8 Miles” movie, side-by-side with the late and beautiful Brittany Murphy. As his career started to excel and hit the roof, Eminem started his own music production house “Shady Records” as the founder and co-founder of his own music label. From the underdog and a high school outcast, to becoming one of the top-selling music and rap artists, Marshall has come a long way until he transformed his life and took over a role of an iconic blue-eyed rapper – Eminem.
2019-Present: Rumors of Retreat and Surprise Album
Eminem might have decided to move from the spotlight in the earlier years, but that still doesn’t prevent him from interacting with some of his top fans. Despite addressing how difficult it is for him to deal with determined fans, like it is the case with one of his songs from the “MMLP2” album, “So Far”:
“I own a mansion, but live in a house
A king-size bed, but I sleep on the couch
I’m Mr. Brightside, glass is half full
But my tank is half empty, gasket just blew
This always happens, thirty minutes from home
Gotta lay a log cabin and only option I have is McDonald’s bathroom
In a public stall dropping a football
So every time someone walks in the john I get Madden
“Shady, what up?”- What? Come on, man, I’m crapping
And you’re asking me for my got damn autograph on a napkin?”.
Eminem still responds to a cancer-fan wish, making it come true, while also sending gifts to one of his younger fans with prosthetic legs. Not bad for a star who doesn’t quite handle the pressure of being adored by millions of rap fans in the US and around the globe. Although it appeared that Eminem has gone quiet in the recent year, the King of Hip Hop reissued “The Slim Shady LP”, his first album ever, to celebrate 20th anniversary of his first-time global appearance on the hip hop stage. Following the reissuance of “The Slim Shady LP” in 2019, Eminem made a surprise for his fans by releasing a new album in January 2020 without a previous warning. “Music to Be Murdered By” is the latest album made by the “Rap God”, also produced by Dr. Dre, who has been collaborating with Eminem from the beginning of his career. The new album features 20 songs, and should come as a real treat for true Eminem fans who might have thought that Slim Shady wasn’t coming back. The cover of the latest album shows the King of Hip Hop in a memorable posture, holding a gun and an axe against his head as a homage to one of the biggest names in the history of the movie industry – Alfred Hitchcock. In the meantime, Eminem’s ex-wife and mother of his daughter Hailie, has come to friendly terms with the rap star, claiming that their mutual interest in keeping their daughter happy and raising her together as co-parents, is keeping their friendship alive. It seems that Eminem is not planning on retreating any time soon if it is to judge by the latest surprise release. As far as Eminem’s musical opus, he doesn’t miss a chance to express cleverly-versed criticism in a powerful storm of lyrics and catching beats. His topics of interest have been crystallized over time, however – so, from rapping about murdering the mother of his child and taking his daughter with him to dispose of the body in the ocean, Eminem is more regularly criticizing political changes, including a freestyle roasting of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. The blue-eyed King of Hip Hop also seems to have accepted his role as the “God of Rap”, which he embraces, perhaps in a sarcastic way characteristic to his life work, in a song “Rap God” from his album “MMLP2”:
“I’m beginning to feel like a Rap God, Rap God
All my people from the front to the back nod, back nod
Now who thinks their arms are long enough to slap box, slap box?
They said I rap like a robot, so call me Rapbot…”
Despite the rumors that Eminem is retreating, the latest album confirms that the “Rap God” is here to stay and perhaps surprise us with uncensored critical opinion and unfiltered anger for many years to come.
Starting out as a high school dropout at the age of 17 and dealing with a tough childhood, Marshal Bruce Mathers III seems to have never doubted his future as one of the most prominent rap artists in the US and beyond, showing that music knows no boundaries of economic classes, race and formal education. “The King of Hip Hop” is not leaving his throne as he came a long way before being crowned as one of the most significant names on the rap underground and global scene.His “happily ever after” seems to appear with each new album he releases, while fans are looking forward to many “happily ever after’s”.
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