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BIOGRAPHY

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.

Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With more than 47.4 million albums and 107.5 million singles sold in the U.S. and 220 million records globally, he is among the world's best-selling artists of all time and is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists in any genre. He is the only artist to have eight albums consecutively debut at number one on the Billboard 200. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the "King of Hip Hop".

After his debut album Infinite (1996) and then Slim Shady EP (1997), Eminem signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and subsequently achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next two releases, 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002's The Eminem Show, were worldwide successes, with each being certified diamond in U.S. sales and both winning Best Rap Album Grammy Awards—making Eminem the first artist to win the award for three consecutive LPs. They were followed by Encore in 2004, another critical and commercial success. Eminem went on hiatus after touring in 2005, releasing Relapse in 2009 and Recovery in 2010. Both won Grammy Awards and Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, the second time he had the international best-selling album of the year (after The Eminem Show). Eminem's eighth album, 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, won two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album; it expanded his record for the most wins in that category and his Grammy total to 15. In 2017, he released his ninth studio album, Revival. On August 31, 2018, Eminem released his tenth studio album, Kamikaze, to streaming services Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

In addition to his solo career, Eminem is an original member of the Midwest hip hop groups Soul Intent and D12. He is also known for his collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9"; the two are collectively known as Bad Meets Evil. Eminem has developed other ventures, including Shady Records, with manager Paul Rosenberg, which helped launch the careers of artists such as 50 Cent. Eminem has also established his own channel, Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio. In November 2002, he starred in the hip hop film 8 Mile, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself", becoming the first rap artist to ever win the award. Eminem has made cameo appearances in the films The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009), and The Interview (2014), and the television series Entourage (2010).

Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae "Debbie" Nelson. His mother nearly died during her 73-hour labor with him. Eminem's parents were in a band called Daddy Warbucks, playing in Ramada Inns along the Dakotas–Montana border before their separation. Bruce left the family, moving to California and having two other children: Michael and Sarah. Debbie later had son Nathan "Nate" Kane Samara. During his childhood, Eminem and Debbie shuttled between Michigan and Missouri, rarely staying in one house for more than a year or two and living primarily with family members. In Missouri, they lived in several places, including St. Joseph, Savannah, and Kansas City.

Eminem uses alter egos in his songs for different rapping styles and subject matter. His best-known alter ego, Slim Shady, first appeared on the Slim Shady EP. In this persona his songs are violent and dark, with a comic twist. Eminem downplayed Slim Shady on Recovery because he felt it did not fit the album's theme.

As a white performer prominent in a genre influenced by black artists, Eminem has been compared, much to his chagrin, to Elvis Presley, and as a lyricist and as aforementioned to Bob Dylan. Rapper Asher Roth has been compared to Eminem, and Roth devoted a song on his album ("As I Em") to him, which he took offense to. The accomplished trumpeter Nicholas Payton has called Eminem "the Bix Beiderbecke of hip hop".

Eminem and Christian hip hop artist KJ-52 have been compared to each other, with KJ-52 called his "Christian counterpart". KJ-52's single, "Dear Slim", was controversial with Eminem fans when it appeared on Total Request Live. Although he said the song was not intended to be disrespectful, KJ-52 received hate mail and the song was number 26 on VH1's Top 40 Worst Moments in Hip Hop list. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
2020
They come at me with machine guns / Like trying to fight off a gnat.
Eminem
Zeus
Machine Gun Kelly
2020
They say beware of Marshall Mathers, I'ma watch him like my Patek (Never scared)
Nick Cannon
Madoff
Eminem
2020
Some people try to make it hard for me / You ain't no rap god to me
Nick Cannon
No Love For Me
Eminem
2020
But when they ask me is the war finished with MGK? Of course it is / I cleansed him of his mortal sins, I’m God and the Lord forgives even the devil worshippers / I’m moving on but you know your scruples are gone when you’re born with Lucifer’s horns
Eminem
Unaccommodating
Machine Gun Kelly
2020
I’m a sight to see, but you can see from the ring I’m wearing / Me and this game, we got married already / Had the prenup ready, fucked on her, should’ve seen her belly / She barely was three months pregnant / Bitch had it, gave me a baby, we named it Machine Gun Kelly
Eminem
Yah Yah
Machine Gun Kelly
2020
For some adversaries, I carry big guns / So some targets’ll get the kill shot / Some, I just barely nicked ‘em
Eminem
No Regrets
Nick Cannon
2020
They talk about my daughters hopin' I fly off of the handle / ‘Cause my first thought is to trample and write a thousand bars / But sometimes it’s like dropping’ an anvil on a house of cards
Eminem
No Regrets
Machine Gun Kelly
2020
Tryna save at Kroger (Yeah) / So why would I give a fuck about backstabbin' Trader Joe for?
Eminem
Lock It Up
Joe Budden
2020
I’m more than you bargained for and I am far more worse / Than a fourty-some bar Lord Jamar verse / Nothing means more than respect, so when I curse / You could say I swore to protect / My image I have zero time or regard for / I never was, been claiming rap when it’s not yours / If it was anyone’s house G Rap and Rakim would be havin' you mop floors / Run-DMC would be havin' you cleanin' sinks / Yeah, your group was off the chain, but you were the weakest link
Eminem
I Will
Lord Jamar
2020
I am too volatile and too grizzly to bear / Yeah, shit is gettin' to where I can barely even sit in a chair / I bust my ass for this shit and I swear / It ain’t even worth dissing someone so offbeat / That they can’t even figure out where their words / Should hit the kick and the snare
Eminem
You Gon' Learn
Tee Grizzley
2020
Then he said kill MCs/Trippie Redd, with pills and lean/Sipping meds in the limousine/Getting head, guillotine
Eminem
Marsh
Trippie Redd
2020
Killed me a goat so my jacket got stains on it / Wipin’ my nose like I got some cocaine on it
Machine Gun Kelly
Bullets With Names
Eminem
2020
Wasted tissue, tell this journalist to stick to the stuff he knows / Like always runnin' from Migos
Eminem
BANG (Original Version)
Joe Budden
2020
And as far as squashin' beef, I'm used to people knockin' me. But, just not in my camp. I'm diplomatic, 'cause I'm tryna be. Last thing I need is Snoop doggin' me. Man, dog, you was like a damn God to me. Man, not really. I had dog backwards.
Eminem
Zeus
Snoop Dogg
2019
Tried to tell him this chick’s a nut job ‘fore he got his jewels clipped
Eminem
Lord Above
Mariah Carey
2019
Almost got my caboose kicked, fool, quit, you not gon’ do shit / I let her chop my balls off too ‘fore I lost to you, Nick / I should quit watchin’ news clips, yeah / My balls are too big, I should be talkin’ pool / ‘Cause I got scratches on my pockets, fall when I’m takin’ shots at you.
Eminem
Lord Above
Nick Cannon
2019
My baby mama killed you off a decade ago / You're still cryin' about it, bitch, now who really the ho? / I called Joe to set you up and you fell for the job / Slim won't show for the video, 'cause he terrified of my squad / I heard your chauffeur got a video of you suckin' a cock / You paid him off, then laid him off, now who really the opp?
Nick Cannon
The Invitation
Eminem
2019
All this cocaine out here, and you wanna put your nose in my business / Told you, I ain't had to rap on this motherfucker / You know what? I'm not gon' rap / I'ma just do what you did, haha
Nick Cannon
Pray For Him
Eminem
2019
Oh, yeah, it ain't over, motherfucker.
Nick Cannon
Cancelled: Invitation
Eminem
2019
Had to quit fucking with dawg, he feminine (Feel me?) / I run Detroit, niggas talkin' 'bout Eminem / Talking that shit, I kill you, him, and him (Yeah) / I made a M, then I made a M again, slow down
Tee Grizzley
No Talkin
Eminem
2018
I can see why people like Lil Yachty / but not me though
Eminem
The Ringer
Lil Yachty
2018
Brain dead / Eye drops / Pain meds / Cyclops / They bed / iPod / Maybach / My bach
Eminem
Not Alike
Migos
2018
so, finger-bang / Chicken wang / MGK / Iggy 'zae / Lil Pump / Lil Xan / Imitate / Lil Wayne
Eminem
The Ringer
Lil Pump
2018
so, finger-bang / Chicken wang / MGK / Iggy 'zae / Lil Pump / Lil Xan / Imitate / Lil Wayne
Eminem
The Ringer
Lil Xan
2018
You'd swear to God that you forgot I'm the guy that made Not Afraid
Eminem
Fall
Charlamagne tha God
2018
Somebody tell Budden before I snap he better fasten it / Or have his body bagged zipped the closest thing he's had to hits / Is smackin bitches
Eminem
Fall
Joe Budden
2018
Charlamagne gonna hate anyway doesn't matter what I say / Give me Donkey of the Day
Eminem
The Ringer
Charlamagne tha God
2018
You got some Views but you're still below me / Mine are higher so when you compare our views / Yours are overlooked and I don't say the hook unless I wrote the hook
Eminem
Kamikaze
Drake
2018
You got a couple of ghost writers / But to these kids it don't actually matter / They're askin' me "What the fuck happened to hip-hop?" / I said "I don't have any answers"
Eminem
Lucky You
Drake
2018
Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch
Eminem
Fall
Tyler, The Creator
2018
Eminem
Fall
Earl Sweatshirt
2018
Now you wanna come and fuck with me, huh?/ This little cock-sucker, he must be feeling himself/ He wants to keep up his tough demeanor, so he does a feature/ Decides to team up with Nina/ But next time you don’t gotta use Tech N9ne if you wanna come at me with a sub-machine gun/ And I’m talking to you but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly/ I don’t use sublims and sure as fuck don’t sneak-diss/ But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie
Eminem
Not Alike
Machine Gun Kelly
2018
I'm doing the same shit you did back in your day. life is still real on my side, and I had to take time from the grind to defend myself from someone I called an idol. love, Rap Devil
Machine Gun Kelly
Rap Devil
Eminem
2018
But how you gonna name yourself after a damn gun / And have a man bun?... / but I'm 45 and I'm still outselling you / By 29 I had three albums that had blew... / Got more fans than you in your own city, lil' kiddy, go play / Feel like I'm babysitting Lil Tay
Eminem
Killshot
Machine Gun Kelly
2018
Em, cop the barbie dream house then you can play the part/ I ain’t tryin’ to bust it open in a trailer park
Nicki Minaj
Barbie Dreams
Eminem
2016
You say Trump don't kiss ass like a puppet 'cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the fundin / And that's what you wanted: a f---in' loose cannon who's blunt with his hand on the button who doesn't have to answer to no one
Eminem
Campaign Speech
Donald Trump
2014
Perhaps I'll launch some cracker taunts at Action Bronson/Macklemore, Mac Miller and Asher Roth/And have some back and forths
Eminem
Shady XV
Mac Miller
2014
Perhaps I'll launch some cracker taunts at Action Bronson/Macklemore, Mac Miller and Asher Roth/And have some back and forths
Eminem
Shady XV
Action Bronson
2014
Perhaps I'll launch some cracker taunts at Action Bronson/Macklemore, Mac Miller and Asher Roth/And have some back and forths
Eminem
Shady XV
Macklemore
2014
Perhaps I'll launch some cracker taunts at Action Bronson/Macklemore, Mac Miller and Asher Roth/And have some back and forths
Eminem
Shady XV
Asher Roth
2009
Why are you so obsessed with me? Lying that you're sexing me?
Mariah Carey
Obsessed
Eminem
2009
Nick Cannon, I wish you luck with the f- cking whore
Eminem
Bagpipes
Nick Cannon
2009
Nick Cannon, I wish you luck with the f- cking whore
Eminem
Bagpipes
Mariah Carey
2006
Eminem
Bully
Ja Rule
2006
Your mind’s on us like mine’s on Mariah. And y’all are just like her, you’re all f--king liars.
Eminem
Jimmy Crack Corn
Mariah Carey
2003
Eminem
Doe Rae Me (Hailie’s Revenge)
Ja Rule
2003
Eminem
Bump Heads
Ja Rule
2003
Eminem
Hail Mary
Ja Rule
2003
Like Bush and Saddam, I'm-a find out where Em Laden's hiding and bomb him first
Ja Rule
Clap Back
Eminem
2003
You should've never intimated we were lovers/ When you know very well we never even touched each other
Mariah Carey
Clown
Eminem
2002
Eminem
Till Hell Freezes Over
Insane Clown Posse
2002
Eminem
Square Dance
Canibus
2002
Eminem
When The Music Stops
Canibus
2002
Eminem
Say What You Say
Canibus
2002
Eminem
The Sauce/Nail in the Coffin
Dave Mays
2002
Eminem
The Sauce/Nail in the Coffin
The Source
2002
Eminem
The Sauce/Nail in the Coffin
Benzino
2002
Only reason I dissed you in the first place is because you denied seeing me, Now Im pissed off.
Eminem
The Warning
Mariah Carey
2002
I done came way too far in this game to turn and walk away, and not say what I got to say. What the f-ck you take me for a joke? You smokin crack? Before I do that, I'd beg Mariah to take me back
Eminem
When the Music Stops
Mariah Carey
2001
Eminem
I Remember
Everlast
2001
You fuckin' sissy, up on stage, screamin how people hate you/They don't hate you/They just think you're corny since Christina played you
Eminem
Girls
Limp Bizkit
2001
You fuckin' sissy, up on stage, screamin how people hate you/They don't hate you/They just think you're corny since Christina played you
Eminem
Girls
Everlast
2001
You fuckin' sissy, up on stage, screamin how people hate you/They don't hate you/They just think you're corny since Christina played you
Eminem
Girls
Dilated Peoples
2001
Figured you could diss me to jumpstart your career/I'll punch you in your fucking chest until your heart kicks in gear
Eminem
Quitter/Hit 'Em Up Freestyle
Dilated Peoples
2001
Figured you could diss me to jumpstart your career/I'll punch you in your fucking chest until your heart kicks in gear
Eminem
Quitter/Hit 'Em Up Freestyle
Limp Bizkit
2001
Figured you could diss me to jumpstart your career/I'll punch you in your fucking chest until your heart kicks in gear
Eminem
Quitter/Hit 'Em Up Freestyle
Everlast
2000
Eminem
Marshall Mathers
Insane Clown Posse
1999
Eminem
Role Model
Cage
1999
Eminem
Get You Mad
Insane Clown Posse
1999
Eminem
My Name
Canibus
1997
Eminem
Drastic Measures
Cage