In this time period Em created his alter ego of Slim Shady. It was a way for him to deal with his situation and try t... ... middle of paper ... ...ut album on Shady Records, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ making Em’s credentials even more impressive by producing the number 1 multi-platinum record of 2003. The story of Em’s rise to success is motivational and inspirational to all. The kid who used to get picked on because of his color and was told he was a loser and would never amount to anything never quit until his dream became reality. Em persevered through whatever adversity or obstacles he faced.
Mathers had a depressing and abusive childhood, but miraculously, he himself considers it as a great factor in his path to fame. In the song “Never Enough (Featuring 50 Cent & Nate Dogg)” from his fifth studio album, he says how he grew up contributed to his love for music and his fame. “Believe it or not, I thank my mom for how she raised me, in the neighborhood daily, they jumped me and chased me, it only made me what I am today see” (Eminem, “Never Enough”). Mathers grew up rhyming words together at the age of four, and continued all the way through middle school, getting more serious about rap the older he got. Battling schoolmates at lunch made him happy when everything around him seemed to be crumbling.
He was constantly staying with his relatives while his mom was jobless or too into her pill habits to take care of him. When Eminem was twelve, his mother finally settled down in Detroit, Michigan. As a teenager, Eminem mainly found himself on streets by his high school, Osburne High, listening to rap music by LL Cool J and Run DMC. At school he would start fighting with other school mates, and he quickly received the reputation of a witty free styled writer ... ... middle of paper ... ...p> “Lyrics.” The Eminem Show. 4 Nov. 2004.
They finally settled down in Detroit, Michigan when Marshall was eleven. They moved to the east side of Detroit when he was twelve, switching schools every two to three months, making it difficult for Marshall to make friends, stay out of trouble, and graduate. The East Side is a largely black, low-middle class Detroit neighborhood. They were the only white family on their block. After failing the ninth grade for the third time, he finally gave up and dropped out of school.
Biggie has carried his legend throughout time because people are realizing him and guys like Tupac are the ones who changed the “bad boy” image in todays world. Its not the same anymore you don’t have guys on harleys in gangs or in their classic cars, its the “thug life” thats changed the world today and Biggie Smalls was just the creator. Eminem a Detroit kid rapping in just a whole in the wall place with a ambition to make it in a rap career when everyone in his family counting on him, but nobody believing in him. He was one of the only white rappers in a black community growing up and trying to make it. “What comes around goes around” is a quote from eminem when people would try to bring him down and not believe in him anymore.
At age 12, Marshall was forced to grow up quickly when his uncle, who was a very troubled boy, committed suicide. After the death of Ronnie, Marshall settled with his mother in Warren, MI, a working-class suburb outside Detroit. There, Marshall attended Lincoln High School, but dropped out after failing 9th grade in 1989 at age 17. Being more interested in hip-hop music than school, he began rhyming at amateur nights in Detroit clubs. And worked at Gilbert’s Lodge in St. Clair Shores.
When Eminem was nine his Uncle Ronnie gave him a gift that would change his life. The gift was a soundtrack to a breakdancing-exploitation movie called Breaking’ It (Lane). It contained the track “Reckless by Ice T, the first rap song Eminem ever heard (Lane). From there, Eminem started liking rap and became more and more fascinated over the years. Although as Eminem was trying to get into rapping, he faced a lot of discrimination against him for being white but his talent and support from his friends helped him go through it.
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The words that rapper Lupe Fiasco says gives his audience a sense of awareness and stimulates their minds in a way where few other rappers have the capability or aspiration to create such a feeling. To explain, one only has to search under the most popular hip-hop songs and see that the majority of those songs talk about the clubs or life in a gang. Although his popularity may not rank other mainstream artists, Lupe Fiasco has sought to tell people about modern social, economic and political problems. A single from his new album Lasers titled “Words I Never Said” is certainly no exception as he attacks world issues and the people and groups behind them. However, if one is to listen to the song, one could question its credibility.