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My Favourite Singer -Eminem
Eminem is unknown
The Slim Shady
Grammy Awords
I like rap and Eminem is most popular in this kind of music. He sings for young people. We like he because singer songs about his way to popular life few things about his life.
Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on Oct. 17, 1972, in Kansas City, MO.
Spends childhood moving back and forth between Kansas City and Metro Detroit.
Attends Lincoln High School in Warren 1986-89.
Hustles self-made cassettes of his work to places like Record Time in Roseville.
Girlfriend (now wife) Kimberly gives birth to daughter Haile Jade on Dec. 25, 1995.
Works at Gilbert's Lodge (a family restaurant) in St. Clair Shores from 1996-1998.
Full-length debut, Infinite, comes out in 1996.
The Slim Shady EP is released in 1998.
Later that year, Dr. Dre signs Eminem to his Aftermath label after hearing the rapper
freestyling on a Los Angeles radio station.
The Slim Shady LP is released on Feb. 23, 1999 and hits No. 2 on the Billboard charts within
The Slim Shady LP was 3 times platnium.
Eminem has now put out his second full length cd, entitle The Marshall Mathers Lp.
A Few Facts
Eminem's zodiac sign is Libra
Eminem listens to almost all hip hop, and some of his favorite artists are Tupac, Redman, the
Beastie Boys, and many other rappers. He doesn't listen to many other genres besides hip hop,
but he does also like No Doubt and Alanis Morrissette
He is said to be a perfectionist and very sarcastic. He's also really funny
Eminem would someday like to pursue an acting career, and will supposedly be in a hip hop
horror movie called Friendz sometime in 2000
A Biography from eminem.com
The average rapper wouldn't be able to grace the pages of Rap Pages, VIBE, Rolling Stone,
Spin, The Source, URB and Stress and go on a national tour months before their major-label
debut album is released. Then again, Eminem isn't an average rapper. He's phenomenal.
The impending release of the The Slim Shady LP, his first set on Aftermath/Interscope
Records, already has underground hip-hop heads fiending for Eminem. Chock full of dazzling
lyrical escapades that delve into the mind of a violently warped and vulgar yet extremely
talented wordsmith, the 14-cut collection contains some of the most memorable and demented
lyrics ever recorded.
For Eminem, his potentially controversial and undoubtedly offensive songs will strike a chord
with a multitude of hip-hop loyalists who believe they have little to lose and everything to
"I'm not alone in feeling the way I feel," he says. "I believe that a lot of people can relate to my
shit--whether white, black, it doesn't matter. Everybody has been through some shit, whether
it's drastic or not so drastic. Everybody gets to the point of 'I don't give a fuck.'"
Those words are more than just a slogan for the Detroit resident. "I Just Don't Give A Fuck"
and "Brain Damage" are the two songs comprising Eminem's initial single from The Slim
Shady LP. Each tune is sure to paralyze meek listeners with their relentless lyrical assault.
Produced primarily by long-time collaborators FBT Productions, the Slim Shady LP also
features beatwork from Aftermath CEO Dr. Dre. The N.W.A. alum handled beats for "My Name
Is" (the second single), "Guilty Conscience" and "Role Model."
Dr. Dre was so impressed after hearing Eminem freestyling on a Los Angeles radio station that
he put out a manhunt for the Michigan rhymer. Shortly thereafter, Dre signed Eminem to his
Aftermath imprint and the two began working together. Thoroughly impressed with Eminem's
previously released independent Slim Shady EP, Dre said they would include many of the EP's
tracks on the album.
"It was an honor to hear the words out of Dre's mouth that he liked my shit," Eminem says.
"Growing up, I was one of the biggest fans of N.W.A, from putting on the sunglasses and
looking in the mirror and lipsinking to wanting to be Dr. Dre, to be Ice Cube. This is the biggest
hip-hop producer ever."
But like many other rappers, Eminem's rise to stardom was far from easy. After being born in
Kansas City and traveling back and forth between KC and the Detroit metropolitan area,
Eminem and his mother moved into the Eastside of Detroit when he was 12. Switching schools
every two to three months made it difficult to make friends, graduate and to stay out of trouble.
Rap, however, became Eminem's solace. Battling schoolmates in the lunchroom brought joy to
what was otherwise a painful existence. Although he would later drop out of school and land
several minimum-wage-paying, full-time jobs, his musical focus remained constant.
Eminem released his debut album, Infinite, in 1996. Desperate to be embraced by the Motor
City's hip-hop scene, Eminem rapped in such a manner that he was accused of sounding like
Nas and AZ.
"Infinite was me trying to figure out how I wanted my rap style to be, how I wanted to sound
on the mic and present myself," he recalls. "It was a growing stage. I felt like Infinite was like a
demo that just got pressed up."
After being thoroughly disappointed and hurt by the response Infinite received, Eminem
egan working on what would later become the Slim Shady EP -- a project he made for himself.
Featuring several scathing lines about local music industry personalities as well as devious
rants about life in general, the set quickly caught the ear of hip-hop's difficult-to-please
"I had nothing to lose, but something to gain," Eminem says of that point in his life. "If I made
an album for me and it was to my satisfaction, then I succeeded. If I didn't, then my producers
were going to give up on the whole rap thing we were doing. I made some shit that I wanted to
hear. The Slim Shady EP, I lashed out on everybody who talked shit about me."
By presenting himself as himself, Eminem and his career took off. Soon after giving the Rap
Coalition's Wendy Day a copy of the Infinite album at a chance meeting, she helped the
aspiring lyrical gymnast secure a spot at the Coalition's 1997 Rap Olympics in Los Angeles,
where he won second place in the freestyle competition. During the trip, Eminem and his
manager, Paul Rosenberg, gave a few people from Interscope Records his demo and he made
his major radio debut on the world famous Wake Up Show with Sway and Tech. Realizing that
this was the opportunity of his lifetime, Eminem delivered a furious medley of lyrics that
wowed his hosts and radio audience alike.
"I felt like it's my time to shine," Eminem says of that performance. "I have to rip this. At that
time, I felt that it was a life or death situation."
Eminem would soon record the underground classic "5 Star Generals." This record helped
establish him in Japan, New York and Los Angeles. It also helped him earn a spot on the
inaugural Lyricist Lounge tour, which took him to stages from Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
Set to take the hip-hop world by