Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem with his alter ego Slim Shady is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. Born on October 17, 1972, Eminem has been through many problems in his life. Between his father abandoning his family and moving between many cities, life was difficult for him. He repeated ninth grade twice and dropped out of high school at the age of 17. Eminem and his maternal uncle, Ronald "Ronnie" Nelson, were very close, but "Ronnie" committed suicide when Eminem was young. Today, he supports a tattoo on his upper arm that says "R.I.P Ronnie." Living life in a vastly African-American area had it's affects on Eminem. He made music and acquired the approval of a underground hip-hop audience. One of his first mentors was Champtown, a local rapper. Eminem got his first music video appearance in Champtown's 1992 video "Do-Da-Dipity." Later on, they had a fall out and Eminem was on his own. He eventually worked with many others in many different bands. Eminem got into drugs and alcohol and almost ruined his career. He's been drug-free for awhile and has made it clear he won't be going back to his old ways. Eminem has been rapping for almost 20 years and will probably rap for much longer. He has one biological daughter named Haille, two daughters he adopted (Alania and Whitney), and is the legal guardian of his younger half brother Nathan. Eminem has made many albums including the latest ones "Recovery" and "Relapse." He has around 1,364 songs total. Hopefully, he will stay around for much longer!

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