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My Favourite Singer -Eminem
Eminem is unknown
The Slim Shady
I like rap and Eminem is most popular in this kind of music. He sings
for young people. We like he because singer songs about his way to
popular life few things about his life.
Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on Oct. 17, 1972, in Kansas City, MO.
Spends childhood moving back and forth between Kansas City and Metro
Attends Lincoln High School in Warren 1986-89.
Hustles self-made cassettes of his work to places like Record Time in
Girlfriend (now wife) Kimberly gives birth to daughter Haile Jade on
Dec. 25, 1995.
Works at Gilbert’s Lodge (a family restaurant) in St. Clair Shores from
Full-length debut, Infinite, comes out in 1996.
The Slim Shady EP is released in 1998.
Later that year, Dr. Dre signs Eminem to his Aftermath label after
hearing the rapper
freestyling on a Los Angeles radio station.
The Slim Shady LP is released on Feb. 23, 1999 and hits No. 2 on the
Billboard charts within
The Slim Shady LP was 3 times platnium.
Eminem has now put out his second full length cd, entitle The Marshall
A Few Facts
Eminem’s zodiac sign is Libra
Eminem listens to almost all hip hop, and some of his favorite artists
are Tupac, Redman, the
Beastie Boys, and many other rappers. He doesn’t listen to many other
genres besides hip hop,
but he does also like No Doubt and Alanis Morrissette
He is said to be a perfectionist and very sarcastic. He’s also really
Eminem would someday like to pursue an acting career, and will
supposedly be in a hip hop
horror movie called Friendz sometime in 2000
A Biography from eminem.com
The average rapper wouldn’t be able to grace the pages of Rap Pages,
VIBE, Rolling Stone,
Spin, The Source, URB and Stress and go on a national tour months before
debut album is released. Then again, Eminem isn’t an average rapper.
The impending release of the The Slim Shady LP, his first set on
Records, already has underground hip-hop heads fiending for Eminem.
Chock full of dazzling
lyrical escapades that delve into the mind of a violently warped and
vulgar yet extremely
talented wordsmith, the 14-cut collection contains some of the most
memorable and demented
lyrics ever recorded.
For Eminem, his potentially controversial and undoubtedly offensive
songs will strike a chord
with a multitude of hip-hop loyalists who believe they have little to
lose and everything to
«I’m not alone in feeling the way I feel,» he says. «I believe that a
lot of people can relate to my
shit—whether white, black, it doesn’t matter. Everybody has been
through some shit, whether
it’s drastic or not so drastic. Everybody gets to the point of ‘I don’t
give a fuck.'»
Those words are more than just a slogan for the Detroit resident. «I
Just Don’t Give A Fuck»
and «Brain Damage» are the two songs comprising Eminem’s initial single
from The Slim
Shady LP. Each tune is sure to paralyze meek listeners with their
relentless lyrical assault.
Produced primarily by long-time collaborators FBT Productions, the Slim
Shady LP also
features beatwork from Aftermath CEO Dr. Dre. The N.W.A. alum handled
beats for «My Name
Is» (the second single), «Guilty Conscience» and «Role Model.»
Dr. Dre was so impressed after hearing Eminem freestyling on a Los
Angeles radio station that
he put out a manhunt for the Michigan rhymer. Shortly thereafter, Dre
signed Eminem to his
Aftermath imprint and the two began working together. Thoroughly
impressed with Eminem’s
previously released independent Slim Shady EP, Dre said they would
include many of the EP’s
tracks on the album.
«It was an honor to hear the words out of Dre’s mouth that he liked my
shit,» Eminem says.
«Growing up, I was one of the biggest fans of N.W.A, from putting on the
looking in the mirror and lipsinking to wanting to be Dr. Dre, to be Ice
Cube. This is the biggest
hip-hop producer ever.»
But like many other rappers, Eminem’s rise to stardom was far from easy.
After being born in
Kansas City and traveling back and forth between KC and the Detroit
Eminem and his mother moved into the Eastside of Detroit when he was 12.
every two to three months made it difficult to make friends, graduate
and to stay out of trouble.
Rap, however, became Eminem’s solace. Battling schoolmates in the
lunchroom brought joy to
what was otherwise a painful existence. Although he would later drop out
of school and land
several minimum-wage-paying, full-time jobs, his musical focus remained
Eminem released his debut album, Infinite, in 1996. Desperate to be
embraced by the Motor
City’s hip-hop scene, Eminem rapped in such a manner that he was accused
of sounding like
Nas and AZ.
«Infinite was me trying to figure out how I wanted my rap style to be,
how I wanted to sound
on the mic and present myself,» he recalls. «It was a growing stage. I
felt like Infinite was like a
demo that just got pressed up.»
After being thoroughly disappointed and hurt by the response Infinite
egan working on what would later become the Slim Shady EP — a project
he made for himself.
Featuring several scathing lines about local music industry
personalities as well as devious
rants about life in general, the set quickly caught the ear of hip-hop’s
«I had nothing to lose, but something to gain,» Eminem says of that
point in his life. «If I made
an album for me and it was to my satisfaction, then I succeeded. If I
didn’t, then my producers
were going to give up on the whole rap thing we were doing. I made some
shit that I wanted to
hear. The Slim Shady EP, I lashed out on everybody who talked shit about
By presenting himself as himself, Eminem and his career took off. Soon
after giving the Rap
Coalition’s Wendy Day a copy of the Infinite album at a chance meeting,
she helped the
aspiring lyrical gymnast secure a spot at the Coalition’s 1997 Rap
Olympics in Los Angeles,
where he won second place in the freestyle competition. During the trip,
Eminem and his
manager, Paul Rosenberg, gave a few people from Interscope Records his
demo and he made
his major radio debut on the world famous Wake Up Show with Sway and
Tech. Realizing that
this was the opportunity of his lifetime, Eminem delivered a furious
medley of lyrics that
wowed his hosts and radio audience alike.
«I felt like it’s my time to shine,» Eminem says of that performance. «I
have to rip this. At that
time, I felt that it was a life or death situation.»
Eminem would soon record the underground classic «5 Star Generals.» This
establish him in Japan, New York and Los Angeles. It also helped him
earn a spot on the
inaugural Lyricist Lounge tour, which took him to stages from
Philadelphia to Los Angeles.
Set to take the hip-hop world by storm with his unique lyrical approach
production, Eminem and his The Slim Shady LP are sure to have listeners
«I do say things that I think will shock people,» he says. «But I don’t
do things to shock
people. I’m not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don’t know how long
I’m going to be on this
planet. So while I’m here, I might as well make the most of it.
From this words we can see that Eminem is fenomenal person and thats why
we like him.
The most famous song wich give him world popular:
(The Marshall Mathers, 2000)
My tea’s gone cold I’m wondering
Why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window
And I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’ll all be gray
But your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it’s not so bad
It’s not so bad
Dear Slim, I wrote but you still ain’t callin
I left my cell, my pager and my home phone at the bottom
I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got ’em
There probably was a problem at the post office or somethin
Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot ’em
But anyways; fuck it, what’s been up? Man how’s your daughter?
My girlfriend’s pregnant too, I’m bout to be a father
If I have a daughter, guess what I’ma call her?
I’ma name her Bonnie
I read about your Uncle Ronnie too I’m sorry
I had a friend kill himself over some bitch who didn’t want him
I know you probably hear this everyday, but I’m your biggest fan
I even got the underground shit that you did with Skam
I got a room full of your posters and your pictures man
I like the shit you did with Rawkus too, that shit was fat
Anyways I hope you get this man, hit me back
Just to chat, truly yours, your biggest fan
This is Stan
Dear Slim, you still ain’t called or wrote, I hope you have a chance
I ain’t mad — I just think it’s fuched up you don’t answer fans
If you didn’t wanna talk to me outside your concert
You didn’t have to, but you coulda signed an autograph for Matthew
That’s my little brother man, he’s only six years old
We waited in the blistering cold for you,
Ffour hours and you just said, «No»
That’s pretty shitty man — you’re like his fuckin idol
He wants to be just like you man, he likes you more than I do
I ain’t that mad though, I just don’t like bein lied to
Remember when we met in Denver — you said if I’d write you
You would write back — see I’m just like you in a way
I never knew my father neither
He used to always cheat on my mom and beat her
I can relate to what you’re saying in your songs
So when I have a shitty day, I drift away and put ’em on
Cause I don’t really got shit else so that shit helps when I’m depressed
I even got a tattoo of your name across the chest
Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds
It’s like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me
See everything you say is real, and I respect you cause you tell it
My girlfriend’s jealous cause I talk about you 24/7
But she don’t know you like I know you Slim, no one does
She don’t know what it was like for people like us growin up
You gotta call me man, I’ll be the biggest fan you’ll ever lose
Sincerely yours, Stan
P.S. We should be together too
This’ll be the last package I ever send your ass
It’s been six months and still no word — I don’t deserve it?
I know you got my last two letters
I wrote the addresses on ’em perfect
So this is my cassette I’m sending you, I hope you hear it
I’m in the car right now, I’m doing 90 on the freeway
Hey Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare me to drive?
You know the song by Phil Collins, «In the Air of the Night»
About that guy who coulda saved that other guy from drowning
But didn’t, then Phil saw it all, then at a a show he found him?
That’s kinda how this is, you coulda rescued me from drowning
Now it’s too late — I’m on a 1000 downers now, I’m drowsy
And all I wanted was a lousy letter or a call
I hope you know I ripped all of your pictures off the wall
I love you Slim, we coulda been together, think about it
You ruined it now, I hope you can’t sleep and you dream about it
And when you dream I hope you can’t sleep and you scream about it
I hope your conscience eats at you
And you can’t breathe wiithout me
See Slim. Shut up bitch! I’m tryin to talk!
Hey Slim, that’s my girlfriend screamin in the trunk
But I didn’t slit her throat, I just tied her up, see I ain’t like you
Cause if she suffocates she’ll suffer more, and then she’ll die too
Well, gotta go, I’m almost at the bridge now
Oh shit, I forgot, how’m I supposed to send this shit out?
Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy
You said your girlfriend’s pregnant now, how far along is she?
Look, I’m really flattered you would call your daughter that
And here’s an autograph for your brother,
I wrote it on the Starter cap
I’m sorry I didn’t see you at the show, I musta missed you
Don’t think I did that shit intentionally just to diss you
But what’s this shit you said about you like to cut your wrists too?
I say that shit just clownin dogg,
C’mon how fucked up is you?
You got some issues Stan, I think you need some counseling
To help your ass from bouncing off the walls when you get down some
And what’s this shit about us meant to be together?
That type of shit’ll make me not want us to meet each other
I really think you and your girlfriend need each other
Or maybe you just need to treat her better
I hope you get to read this letter, I just hope it reaches you in time
before you hurt yourself, I think that you’ll be doin just fine
If you relax a little, I’m glad I inspire you but Stan
Why are you so mad? Try to understand that I do want you as a fan
I just don’t want you to do some crazy shit
I seen this one shit on the news a couple weeks ago that made me sick
Some dude was drunk and drove his car over a bridge
And had his girlfriend in the trunk, and she was pregnant with his kid
And in the car they found a tape, but they didn’t say who it was to
Come to think about, his name was… it was you
The Way I Am
(The Marshall Mathers, 2000)
Dre just let it run
Ay yo turn the beat up a little bit
Ay yo this song is for anyone
Fuck it just shut up and listen
I sit back with this pack of zigzags
And this bag of this weed
It gives me the shit needed to be
The most meanest emcee on this on this earth
Cause since birth I’ve been cursed with this curse to just cursed
And just blurt this bezerk and bizarre shit that works
And it sells and it helps in its self
To relieve all this tension dispensing me
Sentence is getting it, stress has been eating me recently
All through this chest and I rest to get peacefully
But at least have the decency in you to leave me alone
When you freaks see me out in the streets
When I’m eating or feedin’ my daughter
To not come and speak to me
I don’t know you and no I don’t owe you a motherfuckin thing
I’m not Mr. NSYNC and I’m not what your friends think
I’m not Mr. Friendly
I can be a prick, if you tip me my tank is on empty
No patience is in me and if you offend me I’m lifting you ten feet
In the air, I don’t care who was there and who saw me just jaw
You go call you a lawyer file you a lawsuit
I’ll smile in the courtroom and buy you a wardrobe
I’m tired of arguing — I don’t mean to mean but it’s all I can be
It’s just me
And I am
Whatever you say I am
If I wasn’t, then why would I say I am?
In the papers, the news, everyday I am
Radio won’t even play my jam
Cause I am
Whatever you say I am
If I wasn’t, then why would I say I am?
In the papers, the news, everyday I am
I don’t know it’s just the way I am
Sometimes I just feel like my father, I hate to be bothered
With all of this nonsense it’s constant
And «oh it’s just lyrical content!»
The song «Guilty Conscience» has gotten such rotten responses
And all of this controversy circles me
And it seems like the media immediately points a finger at me
So I point one back at ’em
But not the index or the pinky or the ring or the thumb
It’s the one you put up when you don’t give a fuck
When you won’t just put up with the bullshit they pull
Cause they full of shit too
When a dude’s gettin bullied and shoots up your school
And they blame it on Marilyn — and the heroin
Where were the parents at?
And look at where it’s at middle America
Now it’s a tragedy
Now it’s so sad to see
An upper class city having this happening
Then attack Eminem cause I rap this way
But I’m glad cause they feed me the fuel
That I need for the fire to burn and it’s burnin’ and I have returned
I’m so sick and tired of being admired
That I wish that I would just die or get fired
And drop from my label and stop with the fables
I’m not gonna be able to top what my name is
And pigeon holdin’ to some poppy sensations
They cop me rotation at Rock ‘N’ Roll stations
And I just do not have the patience
To deal with this cocky Caucasians
Who think I’m some wigga who just tries to be black
Cause I talk with an accent and grab on my balls
So they always keep asking the same fucking questions
What school did I go to?
What hood I grew up in?
The why? The who, what?
When and where and the how?
Till I’m grabbing my hair and I’m tearing it out
You’ve been driving me crazy, I can’t take it
I’m racing, I’m pacing, I stand and I sit
And I’m thankful for every fan that I get
But I can’t take a shit in the bathroom
Without someone standing by it
No I won’t sign your autograph
You can call me an asshole
I’m glad cause
The Real Slim Shady
(The Marshall Mathers, 2000)
May I have your attention please?
May I have your attention please?
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
I repeat will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
We’re gonna have a problem here
Y’all act like you never seen a white person before
Jaws all on the floor like Pam like Tommy just burst in the door
And started whoopin her ass worse than before
They first were divorce throwin her over furniture (ahh)
It’s the return of the… «Ah, wait, no way, you’re kidding
He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he?»
And Dr. Dre said… nothing you idiots!
Dr. Dre’s dead he’s locked in my basement! (ha-ha)
Feminist women love Eminem (chigga chigga chigga)
«Slim Shady I’m sick of him
Look at him, walkin around grabbin his you-know-what
Flippin the you-know-who» «Yeah, but he’s so cute though!»
Yeah I probably got a couple of screws up in my head loose
But no worse than what’s goin on in your parents’ bedrooms
Sometimes I wanna get on TV and just let loose, but can’t
But it’s cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose
«My bum is on your lips, my bum is on your lips»
And if I’m lucky you might just give it a little kiss
And that’s the message that we deliver to little kids
And expect them not to know what a woman’s clitoris is
Of course they gonna know what intercourse is
By the time they hit fourth grade
They got the Discovery Channel don’t they?
«We ain’t nothing but mammals» Well, some of us cannibals
Who cut other people open like cantaloupes
But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes
Then there’s no reason that a man and another man can’t elope
But if you feel like I feel I got the antidote
Women wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus and it goes
I’m Slim Shady, yes I’m the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up
Please stand up, please stand up?
Will Smith don’t gotta cuss in his raps to sell his records
Well I do so fuck him and fuck you too!
You think I give a damn about a Grammy?
Half of you critics can’t even stomach me, let alone stand me
«But Slim what if you win wouldn’t it be weird?»
Why? So you guys could just lie to get me here?
So you can sit me here next to Britney Spears?
Shit Christina Aguilera better switch me chairs
So I can sit next to Carson Daly and Fred Durst
And hear ’em argue over who she gave head to first
You little bitch put me on blast on MTV
«Yeah he’s cute but I think he’s married to Kim (hee-hee)»
I should download her audio on MP3
And show the whole world how you gave Eminem VD (ahhh)
I’m sick of you little girl and boy groups, all you do is annoy me
So I have been sent here to destroy you
And there’s a million of us just like me
Who cuss like me, who just don’t give a fuck like me
Who dress like me, walk talk and act like me
And just might be the next best thing but not quite me!
I’m like a head trip to listen to cause I’m only givin you
Things you joke about with your friends inside your living room
The only difference is I got the balls to say it
In front of y’all and I don’t gotta be false or sugarcoated at all
I just get on the mice and spit it
And whether you like to admit it I just shit it
Better than ninety percent of you rappers out can
Then you wonder how can kids eat up these albums like valiums
It’s funny cause at the rate I’m goin when I’m thirty
I’ll be the only person in the nursin home flirting
Pinchin nurses asses when I’m jackin off with Jergens
And I’m jerkin but this whole bag of Viagra isn’t working
And every single person is a Slim Shady lurkin
He could be workin at Burger King spittin on your onion rings
Or in the parkin lot, circling
Screaming «I don’t give a fuck!»
With his windows down and his system up
So, will the real Shady please stand up?
And put one of those fingers on each hand up?
And be proud to be outta your mind and outta control
And one more time, loud as you can how does it go?
Ha ha! Guess there’s a Slim Shady in all of us
Fuck it let’s all stand up