Born as Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in Missouri, US, Eminem was a school drop-out. At a young age, Eminem’s passion for rapping and song composing led him to leave the academics and pursue his passion for rap and songwriting.
It was this passion for rap that paved the way for Eminem's journey into the world of music and he became one of the most popular rappers of America despite several tough trials during initial points in his career as a rap artist.
Eminem also won the 2003 Academy Award for his composition “Lose Yourself”, which was a composition from his movie 8 Mile, released in 2002. Eminem reintegrated with old friends and restarted his group D12 and went on release another album soon after. His success kept on growing further; his albums Relapse and Recovery became quite popular amid fans with Grammy Awards nominations.
Recovery became one of top-selling of the rapper in 2010 while releasing several other popular albums such as The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Music To Be Murdered By, and Revival, etc. Eminem is one of the most successful and famous rappers of all time born in America.
Career and Controversies
Aside from success as a rapper, Eminem had a troubled personal life and history of being bullied in school. He was also involved in multiple lawsuits which had an impact on his celebrity image. Due to a stressed personal life soon after starting his journey as a rapper, Eminem resorted to drugs and alcohol abuse. Eminem shared a troubled relationship with his mother and got into a lawsuit with her, as well in the year 1999.
He also wrote a rap song about murdering his own wife, which allegedly led her wife towards suicide attempt and troubling Eminem’s marriage. The duo got divorced, with Eminem getting the custody of his daughter. Eminem was severely criticized and almost barred from doing a concert in Toronto, Canada, triggered by his composition Kill You.
However, with the support of fans, his concert went on and won him accolades too. In 2001, Eminem was fined and sentenced on one-year probation. He, along with his music producers faced another lawsuit that was filed by another artist for copying the beats for Eminem’s composition Kill You.
His lyrics were often regarded as offensive, threatening and insulting. Eminem also battled with health issues for a period in his life, including drug overdose, alleged bipolar disorder, and insomnia.
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