Who Is Mr. Slim Shady

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Mr. Slim Shady (Eminem)


Isaac Hogue

English III

Victoria Zoeller

December 16, 2015

Eminem one of the most decorated Rappers from the last 20 years. Eminem first came on the scene with his debut album Infinite which came out in 1996. Eminem achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP. With this album he won his first Grammy award for Best Rap Album of the year. Also, Eminem gain his nick mane Slim Shady form this. In May 2002, Eminem released The Eminem Show and within the first week of release it sold just about 1.4 million copies. This album became the most sold record of 2002. One of the reason was popular songs called, Till I Collapse, Lose Yourself, and Without Me. Till
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It has 10 million views on YouTube for the lyric video and 4 million for the music video. The next record Eminem made had some conversely. Encore was the album and the song that people didn't like was Just Lose It. The song contain "slurs" about Michael Jackson. About after words Eminem himself said " Thats not a stab a Michael, it's just a metaphor, I am just psycho"(Wikipedia). Many people still thought Eminem was taking shots at Jackson saying it was "kicking him whiles he's down." Also, many people took a parody to this song. Pee- Herman, MC Hammer and the biggest of them all Weird al Yankovic who all made a parody of Just Lose It. Many radio stations and tv networks pulled the song from their stations. MTV said they would continue playing Just Lose It, even though it was the center of the problem. A few months went by and people started to make rumors of Eminem retiring. Eminem appeared on WKQI's "Mojo in the Morning" show. Denying that he was retiring, he suggested he would take a break as an artist this is what he said "I'm at a point in my life right now where I feel like I don't know where my career is going ...…show more content…
"We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He's been working on it for some time," said Rosenberg. "It's safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we're not exactly sure when. We've got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we're trying to see what else lines up." The album remained untitled. On March 22, Dr. Dre said that he worked with Eminem on the album and it was nearly finished No I.D. was confirmed as
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