Over the years, MGK claimed the 8 Mile rapper allegedly played a part in having certain media outlets ban his music because of the tweet and he even mentioned it on an LA Leakers freestyle in 2017.
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Guess who’s back? Even if you ignore the album’s importance, it remains a truly special album, unique in rap’s canon, owing its spirit to rock and its heritage to rap, in a way I’ve rarely heard. Slim Shady was gone at this point. Only Marshall Mathers remained, and Marshall was frustrated with the kind of public image Slim Shady had received.
Characterizing the rapper’s latest installment has proved particularly difficult for critics, but that is likely a reflection of the album’s thematic range. The two-disc album balances old styles with new perspectives, drawing inspiration from The Beastie Boys and featuring contemporary artists like Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.
This is definitely an on-and-off album for me. Although every time I listen to this I like it, I sometimes think that this is better than Slim Shady LP, other times I think it’s worse. In the end, I’m settling on it being better, and quite possibly Eminem’s best.
Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. was 67. Those are the words Eminem uses towards his father in his well known song from his debut album “My Name Is” from the Slim Shady LP. He claims in his song that the “Illuminati took bone samples to clone rappers” and then put the real beings in prison to “silence their vision”.
So, you think you’re an Eminem fan just because you memorized the first verse of Lose Yourself”? Prepare to have your mind blown by these diabolically brilliant tracks that only our 2013 cover star ‘s biggest fans know about.
This is Eminem’s first introduction to the modern trap beats, and the song gives you contemporary feel. With the shades of Cleaning Out My Closet, The Way I am, and intonation by Eminem sums up the track with the internal rhymes. He looks comfortable with new trap setting and piano. He switches his flow a few times, and it gives you a hungry and unfazed Eminem after a slow start on Walk on Water. The chorus and the end of the track are again emotional, where Em asks, Do you still believe?” Yes, man we still and always do.
No song could’ve closed this album in the brilliant way in which this one does. The delivery is perfect and natural with pure emotions flowing through his vocals. I fell in love with the song as soon as I listened to it. After the first verse, the tape rewinds and we get the extended version of Castle in the second verse. Only a genius like Eminem can think of doing something like that. He talks about his mother, daughter, wife, brother, and Proof which is enough to prove you how pure and awesome this song is.
The beef hit its apex when Benzino released Pull Your Skirt Up” calling Eminem the 2003 Vanilla Ice” and claiming he birthed Em’s career after featuring him in the Unsigned Hype column in The Source back in 1998. Eminem clapped back swiftly with one of the best diss records of all time, Nail in the Coffin” in which he eviscerated Benzino on a number of things including his age, the his pseudo gangsta persona, and shady business practices. The beef didn’t get any better when Benzino used his own magazine to smear Eminem and released Die Another Day” where the Boston rapper threatened Eminem’s daughter Hailie. The beef hit its breaking point when Benzino got his hands on a record titled Foolish Pride” that featured Eminem using racist remarks against black women. The Rock the Party” rapper released the song on The Source’s website and printed the lyrics in the magazine.
You could argue that on The Slim Shady LP he was more so playing a character than he was on the Marshall Mathers LP where it was way more personal. On SSLP the songs were less angry and more comedic in nature, the world in SSLP seems to be more cartoonish and less realistic but still coming from a real place. I think Brain Damage is a perfect example of exaggerating his past but not that much and hiding dark truths behind unrealistic comedy like his brain falling off. I’d say songs like My Name is, Guilty Conscious, My Fault, As The World Turns, I’m Shady, Bad Meets Evil are more songs where he’s in character” while other songs still have a cartoonish element to them but are less sarcastic and more grounded into reality into how he really thinks about life like Still Don’t give a fuck, Role Model, and just don’t give a fuck. The character is portraited as dangerous to himself and others but not really in a genuinely scary manner until you get to 97 Bonnie & Clyde.
Since the release of his second album, The Marshall Mathers LP, in May 2000, Eminem has seen his celebrity grow into a sun orbited by his own label (Shady Records), his partners in rhyme D12, a planet of fans, a nascent movie career (with the release of 8 Mile this fall) and an asteroid field of cops, lawyers and judges.
Eminem will never know the kind of fame he did in, say, 2000. And this is a deal of his own making; he decided to be the artist he became, one that rode in on bluster and exaggeration and hateful noise (not unlike Trump, really) without the stones to back it up. It was bound to be a short-lit flame.
Eminem’s mother never managed to hold down a job for more than several months at a time, so they moved frequently between Missouri and Detroit, Michigan, spending large chunks of time in public housing projects.
Again, if there’s anything to take away from this, it’s that you don’t mention Eminem’s daughter. MGK missed the memo as he once referred to Hailie as hot as fuck” on Twitter. Over the years, MGK claimed the 8 Mile rapper allegedly played a part in having certain media outlets ban his music because of the tweet and he even mentioned it on an LA Leakers freestyle in 2017. Eminem would then diss MGK on Not Alike,” poking fun at his lyrics and tough guy persona. MGK surprised everyone by releasing Rap Devil,” a full blown diss record aimed at the Rap God, on whihc he made numerous claims, including Eminem allegedly asking Diddy to hamper MGK’s career.
And so another decidedly uneven journey with Marshall Mathers comes to an end. Ultimately, it’s probably true that this is the rappers best record since he returned in 2009, but that’s a near meaningless statement in reality; all it goes to show is how disappointing Mathers has been the past 4 years. You’d be forgiven for believing that the title of this album is a brave choice, one that invites comparison with his earlier undisputed classic, but the sad truth is that Eminem just needed to give his fans a reason to listen. Perhaps he may be waning in power but he’s no fool; Mathers is acutely aware of the fact that he can’t recapture lightening in a bottle, and so the next best thing he can do is to remind listeners why they loved him in the first place. It’s maybe somewhat understandable then that reactions to LP2 have been a tad exaggerated; nostalgia is a strong aphrodisiac.
In his 20-year career, Eminem has taken part in a number of beefs, which often found him poking fun at pop stars and battling a variety of rappers in memorable lyrical clashes. Not only does Marshall excel at writing bars, but he’s exceptional at confrontations as well, which isn’t a surprise given the way he came up. Born from the battle rap culture, Em is right at home when it comes to engaging in a lyrical skirmish – it’s where he shines. As many have stepped into the ring with the precocious wordsmith, Em has damaged careers and embarrassed a lot of people with no one really putting a dent in sturdy body armor.
In 1999, his mother sued him for about $10 million for defamation on The Slim Shady LP and received $1,600 in damages in 2001. Inspired by the birth of his daughter Hailie to make a living as a rapper, Eminem released his first independent rap album, Infinite, in 1996.
Thrilling nights, pumping heartbeats, and sweaty palms with mom’s spaghetti, this is what Stans from all around the globe would’ve been feeling since Em announced the tracklist of his ninth studio album. The new LP sprawl with 19 phenomenal tracks and superstar cameos. The most significant question that was asked after the revelation of the tracklist was if Eminem is becoming a pop artist? But, I can say that Revival spawns from being politically conscious to murderous, self-deprecating to uncontrollably angry, sassy to lusty, and finally being a great dad to a bad husband.
Fortunately, his suicide attempt was unsuccessful and Eminem soon returned to his music, crafting angrier and moodier tracks than ever before. One day, while on the toilet practicing new rhymes, an idea popped into his mind. Maybe his youthful rage could be included in his music using an alter ego. And so Slim Shady” was born, a cutthroat personality Eminem would use to channel his darkest thoughts.
Criminal” is Em’s best outro, by far. A lot of people ask me, stupid fucking questions…” states Marshall in an angry growl on top of church organs. His verses on Criminal” are impossibly hilarious and intelligent at the same time. I laugh every single time he shoots the banker during the mid-track skit. Everything about that song was orchestrated to perfection.
In 2008, Eminem’s mother Debbie Nelson released a memoir called My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem.” In the book, she explained that she married Bruce when she was 15 and he was 22. Eminem was born two years later, and they split soon after that.
Music mogulEminem founded Shady Records in 1999 and signed 50 Cent in 2002. It is currently home to artists including Bad Meets Evil and Boogie. Eminem is about ready to enter the realm of Virtual Reality – in fact , he already has. As of yesterday, the “Marshall From Detroit” VR experience was unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival.
Eminem released another album that received mixed and even opposing reactions in 2017, ‘Revival’. The record featured more big-name collaborations; the first three singles were ‘Walk on Water’ (ft Beyonce), River (ft Ed Sheeran) and Nowhere Fast (ft Kehlani). A year later, 2018’s ‘Kamikaze’ became the best-selling hip hop album of 2018. It’s Eminem’s tenth consecutive No 1 album and his latest record of new material to date. However, the rapper this year celebrated the 20th anniversary of his major record debut ‘The Slim Shady LP’ with a re-issue that featured acapella versions, instrumentals and more.
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this new Eminem album. The first single, featuring Beyoncé, won’t ever be played in my house. Trust that. The second single barely made it through the first 30 seconds. Despite my feelings towards Marshall’s new music, The Marshall Mathers LP was single-handedly the most influential album on me as a child. The Slim Shady LP was groundbreaking, but I never owned a copy of the disc. I had a few key tracks, My Name Is,” Role Model,” and Guilty Conscience,” burned on a CD, and that sparked my love for Em. The MMLP solidified that love though and created an undying fanatical Stan out of me.
Marshall Mathers was still going by MC Double M in 1991. That was the year Nathan Feuerstein was born into a broken home in the small town of Gladwin, Michigan—about 150 miles north of Detroit. But by the time Feuerstein was a pre-teen, Mathers had firmly cemented his fast-rapping, maniacal alter-ego, Eminem. Slim Shady was a huge influence on the younger Michigander, who is now better known by his stage name NF. Like Eminiem, NF spits at a breakneck clip and uses his music to vent about his own psychological and physical traumas. NF dropped his fourth full-length album, The Search, in June.
Marshall Mathers Jr’s letter may be touching, but we may doubt his sincerity. Maybe this letter is just a way to get attention from the denies being interested in his famous son’s thing is sure:he’s been manipulated by Debbie. He was supposed to take a job as a hotel manager in North he came back home to their home, he found an totally empty appartment.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972, St. Joseph, Missouri), known by his primary stage name Eminem, or by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper and record producer who grew up in Detroit, Michigan.