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Marshall Mathers aka Eminem aka Slim Shady causes controversy wherever he goes but that hasnt stopped him becoming one of raps biggest stars Call him what you want but he is one of the most successful rappers in todays rap industry The critics fail to see that he is making these lyrics because he knows that they will talk about him and if people dont know about him they might just buy his CD in curiosity In this paper I will try the best I can to take you through Eminems life to educate you about why he writes such angry lyrics Eminem was born as Marshal Bruce Mathers III on October 17 1972 in Kansas City Eminem soon moved to Detroit when he was only 12 years old During his childhood he moved around a lot so it was very tough for him to make friends Marshal began rapping in the school lunch room and soon dropped out of school to pursue his rap career In high school he battled with other classmates and was soon gained a reputation as a nimble rhymer In 1997 Marshal he released his first LP called Infinite I was getting a lot of feedback saying I sounded like Nas or Jay-Z Marshal admitted httpwwwezzzycomEminembiographyshtml Later on that year he was in The Source Magazine for Unsigned Hype Also that year he won The Wake up Shows Freestyle Performer of the Year and second place Rap Sheet Magazines Freestyle Olympics A couple years down the line Dr Dre heard a demo tape of Eminem and loved what he heard Dr Dre immediately got in touch with him and signed him to the Aftermath label His major label debut - The Slim Shady LP co-produced by Dre - was a huge success by hitting Number 2 on Billboards album chart on its first week of release The lyrics provoked more controversy with Eminem being accused of promoting
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