Despite taste in music, age or nationality, everyone is bound to know the famous rapper, Eminem. Many eagerly awaited his return to the music industry; while some hoped to never see his name on the charts again. After a long break from the industry, Eminem made his return in 2010, rising to the top of the charts once again. Critics have claimed his lyrical content is inappropriate and effects the nation’s youth negatively, but his fans argue that he and his 2010 return have been a source of inspiration and encouragement in their lives.
Eminem was born Marshall Mathers III on October 17, 1972. His home life was extremely troubled. He was raised by his mother who was only 15yrs old when she gave birth to him. His father left when he …show more content…
He was criticized for his explicit lyrics and the negative references he made about Kim, his now ex-wife, his mother, and homosexuals to name a few. Critics claimed he is corrupting the minds of the youth. Even still his talent was undeniable within the rap community. His ability write, rhyme and flow on the microphone continued to keep the attention of many.
Against all odds, he had succeeded far beyond what the world presumed possible. His personal life was cast into the limelight, as it was the center of most of his music. Marshall touched on topics many would never rap about. He created an alter ego for himself, known as Slim Shady. He makes reference to the fast changes in many of his songs, “Ya know, I just don’t get it, last year I was nobody, now I am selling records.” (Eminem). The criticism only gave him more to write about, most of the time exaggerating what critics had to say about him. Parents claimed he promoted and provoked violence in his songs, causing those that listened to his music to become violent. Gay activist protested against him at the 2001 Music Awards, claiming he was homophobic his lyrics were hateful (Eminem's Grammy Award Outrage, 2001). He had Elton John perform live with him at the show in order to prove his lyrics were not to always be taken literally.
Eminem is well known for “dis” tracks, where he slices apart those that oppose him with his lyrics. If and when criticized by anyone known to the public, they were sure to
While most rappers establish their credibility by boasting about their wealth and position in their lyrics, “The Way I Am” makes it clear that this rapper refuses to change his lifestyle to conform to the expectations set for rappers. Although, like most rappers, he does take an autobiographical stance in this song, he is more specific and honest in his lyrics than the majority of rappers. He reveals details about his family by claiming he often feels like his father because he “hate[s] to be bothered.” While the majority of rappers might replace a personal detail like this for one that describes their materialistic gains, Eminem ensures that his audience sees fame from an honest perspective. He provides another brief example of a personal problem he has had with fans approaching him while he’s with his family. With lines expressing these sentiments, he gives the impression that he doesn’t care about his fans’ opinions. He criticizes his fans for disturbing him, claiming that he doesn’t owe them anything. This criticism serves the purpose of establishing authority through his lack of interest. Due to the aggressive indifference his lyrics express, the interpreter will likely assume the rapper has the authority to devalue others’ opinions. The intent of the song is not to prove that he is worthy of praise, fame, or glory. On the contrary, the lyrics as a
Everyone knows a guy by the name of Tupac Shakur, but how do people know Mr. Shakur? Maybe it is by the hardcore gangster and obscene rap lyrics directed towards people, more so aimed towards his east coast rivals. As years went on, more and more people viewed a handful of Tupac’s music as a true work of art, containing strong messages along with stories from his troubled childhood and young adulthood. Later on in both Tupac’s life and career, he began to realize the demise of the African American culture as a whole. During his last stint in prison, not only did he realized all of this wrongdoing throughout this life, but also the negative influence rap and hip hop had over the young African American community. What happened during his incarnation,
Tupac was on top of the Hip-Hop world, he was being watched on the big screen in theatres, at home, and you could hear him being blared in cars riding in and out of the streets of major cities in the United States. While Tupac was loved by many, he was appalled by twice as many. Even the Vice President, Dan Quayle, called for his first album, ‘2pacalyse’ to be banned. Quayle insisted on this after a Texas teenager announced in court that it had inspired him to murder a state trooper (Tupac).
Marshall Bruce Mathers, Slim Shady more known as Eminem was born 17th 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri. His father Marshall Mathers jr II abandoned him when he was 18 months old so his mother Deborah Nelson raised him alone.
Eminem got himself into a show at the Olympics, this is where he got scouted by Dre, Dre got him signed and helped him to make the success of his life. This had an impact on him because he is finally living his dream; the good has finally come out of all the bad things and the struggle that he has been through. He can now afford to provide for him, his mum and his daughter. He must have had enough of providing for his mum and he left
Music can rock your world, enlighten your mind and change your perspective. When you think of rap music who comes first to mind? Without hesitation, it must be the self acclaimed best rapper alive, Lil Wayne. He alone can make such statements as “My picture should be in the dictionary next to the definition of definition” (Wayne, “Shoot Me Down”). Lil Wayne is a prominent force in the rap world. His debut Album in 1999, Tha Block is Hot went double platinum upon its release and even his lowest selling album is still certified as gold according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Rollingstone Magazine declares “Lil Wayne is one of the most popular — and prolific — recording artists in the world” (Kreps). Top this with
Manish Choudhary once stated, ”Diversity is also a great driver of innovation.” One must embrace their differences and use them to . Marshall Mathers III is an American rapper who was born in St. Joseph Missouri on October 17, 1972. He fought through extreme poverty with a single, drug addicted, mother. In many circumstances the world was very mean to him, he showed his reality of the world inside of his raps. Marshall Mathers III created a whole new style of white rapping, used persistence through his tough childhood, and illuminated the world by showing his view of the world, inside of his raps.(“Eminem,” 2014)Marshall Mathers III otherwise known as Eminem created a whole new style of rapping and proved that white people could rap. white
Kanye West was born on June 8th, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia to his mother Donda West, and his father Ray West (Kanye West Biography). When Kanye West was just three years old his mother and father divorced, and after that his mother raised him on the South Shore of Chicago (Kanye West Biography). Kanye’s fascination with music started when he was just five years old when began to write poetry (Chicago Tribune). Then in the 3rd grade he started rapping and in 7th grade he started selling his mixtapes to people that he knew (MTV). Though at the age of ten his mother and him left Chicago, Illinois for Nanjing, China in order for his mom Donda to pursue a teaching opportunity (Byng). Though this stent in China only lasted a year in which after it they moved back to Chicago. After they were back in Chicago, at the age of
Based on this explanation, we realize that each individual is responsible for shaping his own reputation, either purposely – similar to what many politicians do – or naturally by his actions, good ones or bad ones. But an established reputation is not always uniform, meaning it opens a debate about a certain person, action or event. That’s the case of the most famous rapper of all time Tupac Shakur. Many believe him to be a leader, an innovator, a genius. While others criticize him for his
When faced with the decision of which pop song really stood out to me during my youth and adolescent years, the song “Lose Yourself” by Eminem immediately came across my mind. From listening to this song during soccer game warm ups, to quietly being indulged in my own headphones while studying for high school exams, this song was like no other in my ITunes library. On top of its amazing use of musical elements, I especially love this song because of its connection to certain socio historical factors and the pure raw meaning behind its lyrics. Although the reaction to this song was quite mixed, and stirred a lot controversy, it was the most defining rap song of the early 2000s. While sitting at my seat pondering about this piece, it brought
Marshall Bruce Mathers a.k.a. Eminem. Born October 17, 1972, grew up in Kansas City. From there he began his career as an individual white rapper. Not many white people are able to succeed in the rap industry, but Eminem has proved everyone wrong. He is now one of the most talked about persons on the earth. His lyrics offend some people, this sparks controversy and censorship. His lyrics containing things such as drugs, alcohol, death, homosexuals, sex and suicide. In some of his songs he includes lyrical
Marshal Bruce Mathers III who is also know as Eminem was born with great talent and determination. He faced many challenges in his life but his determination and commitment lead him to success. Eminem's life as a child wasn't easy since his father abandoned him when he was six months old. He lived with an abusive mother who never supported him and considered him as a worthless human being. According to Han Eysencks. Eminem would be categorized as extroverted because he was very active and energized. He loved to talk with people and express his feelings. He had great talent and wanted to show the world that he can rise to the top. Eminem became to be the king of rap and also a great actor. Eminem faced some difficulties throughout his life
Marshall Mathers, widely known as Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor, who is recognized as one of the most controversial and best-selling artists of the early 21st century (“Eminem”). Marshall writes most of his lyrics through his personal life experiences while adding a comical “I don’t give a S***” vibe to them. He struggled through a rough and lonely childhood, had relationship issues, became a father at a young age, and worked hard with dedication and persistence to get where he is today.
Eminem is one of the most famous rappers of all time,but it was no easy ride. He was basically homeless as child. He had absolutely nothing ,but that didn't stop him. Look at him now , he’s one of the most well known rappers and has released at least 3 albums.