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Eminem
Background information
Birth name Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Also known as Slim Shady, Marshall Mathers
Born October 17, 1972 (1972-10-17) (age 34)
St. Joseph, Missouri USA
Origin Detroit, Michigan, USA
Genre(s) Hip hop, Midwest hip hop, Detroit rap
Occupation(s) Rapping, producing, acting
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1992—present
Label(s) Bassmint Productions (1992–1995)
Mashin' Duck Records
(1995–1996)
Web Entertainment
(1996–1997)
Aftermath / Interscope
(1998—present)
Shady
(2000—present)
Associated
acts
D12, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater, Ca$his, The Alchemist, Snoop Dogg
Website www.eminem.com

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. Having sold 70 million albums worldwide Eminem is the best selling musician of the 00's decade so far,[1] Eminem was discovered by pioneer gangsta rapper and producer Dr. Dre, who signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label. October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Saint Joseph (also known as St. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Settled 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... 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Shady Records is a record label specializing in hip hop music. ... D12 (also known as The Dirty Dozen and D-Twizzy) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... For the currency amount, see 50 cents. ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an African American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... Stanley Benton (born July 24, 1979), better known as Stat Quo, is an Atlanta-based African-American rapper signed to Eminems Shady Records and Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment. ... Bobby Creekwaters (Antoine Rogers) (Raised in Seymour Connecticut), influences reflected his upbringing. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Alchemist, born Alan Maman, is one of East Coast hip hops leading producers. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Settled 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... 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Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has praised Mathers for his "verbal energy" and for arousing popular interest in poetry and lyrics.[2] Eminem is infamous for the controversy surrounding many of his lyrics. With the enormous success of his highly acclaimed album The Marshall Mathers LP and its subsequent nomination for four Grammy awards including Album of the Year, critics such as GLAAD denounced his lyrics as homophobic and misogynist, while others protested that it promoted violence.[3] Seamus Justin Heaney (IPA: //) (born 13 April 1939) is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer from County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. ... The Marshall Mathers LP is the sophomore major-label album from American rapper Eminem. ... The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. ... Homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. ... Misogyny (GA , RP ) is hatred or strong prejudice against women. ...

Contents

Biography

Early career

Eminem was born in St. Joseph, Missouri to Marshall Bruce Mathers II and Deborah Nelson Mathers, of Scottish, German and English descent.[4] He was raised in Roseville/Sterling Heights Michigan and was interested in hip hop from a young age. He began performing as early as 13 in a group called Bassmint Productions, later gaining some local attention with the group Soul Intent (who were formaly called Bassmint Productions), in 1995, making his first official tape, Fuckin’ Backstabber/Soul Intent. In 1996, he released an independent underground album named Infinite. The album received no airplay and a mixed response from critics, with people claiming Eminem's rapping style sounded too similar to Nas and AZ. Eminem followed Infinite with The Slim Shady EP, which saw his lyrics take a decidedly darker turn, in songs like "No One's Iller" and "Murder Murder", the latter of which he talks about having to commit crimes to feed his daughter. After this album he received much attention and mixed reviews in the hip hop underground due to his distinctive style and the fact that he was white in a predominantly black genre. Saint Joseph (also known as St. ... Soul Intent was a Detroit rap group in the early to mid 1990s who were previosly called Bassmint Productions were important to the development of the career of Eminem. ... Soul Intent was a Detroit rap group in the early to mid 1990s, important to the development of the career of Eminem. ... Fuckin Backstabber/Soul Intent is a demo tape which the group Soul Intent released in collaboration with DJ Buttafingaz in 1995 on Mashin Duck Records, the time when Eminem belonged to this group only. ... Infinite is the first album by hip-hop artist Eminem, made and produced with help from The Bass Brothers and fellow D12 member Kon Artis (Denaun, who features on Maxine) in 1996. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... AZ (born Anthony Cruz on March 9, 1973? in Brooklyn, New York City) is an African-American/Dominican East-Coast rapper. ... The Slim Shady EP is a demo album released by the rapper Eminem in 1997 on Web Entertainment. ... The term White American officially refers to people of European, Middle Eastern, and North African descent residing in the United States. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


Eminem had done a notable amount of rapping with fellow Detroit MC Royce da 5'9" early in his career. They referred to themselves as Bad Meets Evil, with Eminem playing the Evil and Royce playing the Bad in the song of the same name. Royce da 5'9" and Eminem were considered to be two of the best underground MCs in Detroit and were both respected for their skills. Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), is an African-American Emcee known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He was born in Detroit, Michigan then moved to Oak Park, Michigan by the age nine. ... Bad Meets Evil was a 2-piece rap collaboration consisting of Detroit emcees Royce Da 59 (bad) and Eminem (evil. ...


While Royce and Eminem were great friends and had mutual respect for one another, both personally and musically, they eventually had a falling out. Recent rumors suggest that the argument was subdued prior to Proof's death. DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973–April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. ...


Success

At Aftermath/Interscope, Mathers released The Slim Shady LP, which went on to be one of the most popular albums of 1999, going triple platinum by the end of the year. With the album's popularity came controversy surrounding many of the album's lyrics. In "'97 Bonnie and Clyde", he describes a trip with his infant daughter, disposing of the body of his wife. Another song, "Guilty Conscience", ends with him encouraging a man to murder his wife and her lover. "Guilty Conscience" also marked the beginning of the powerful friendship and musical bond that Dr. Dre and Eminem would share. The two label-mates would later collaborate on a line of hit songs, including "Forgot About Dre" and "What's the Difference" from Dr. Dre's album 2001, Bitch Please II from the Marshall Mathers LP, Say What U Say From The Eminem Show and Encore/Curtains Down from Encore. When Dr. Dre first heard his tape, he thought Eminem was black.[5] Upon joining Aftermath Entertainment, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP, which would eventually be certified 5x platinum. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Guilty Conscience is a song by the rapper Eminem, released in 1999. ... Forgot About Dre is a single for Dr. Dres 2001, featuring Eminem. ... 2001, sometimes referred to as Chronic 2001, Chronic 2 or , is a 1999 hip hop album by famed rapper and producer Dr. Dre, featuring guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Hittman, Eminem, Xzibit, and others. ... Bitch Please II is a song from Eminems second mainstream release, The Marshall Mathers LP.This song features some famous rap personalities which are as follows: Dr.Dre Snoop Dogg Nate Dogg Xzibit This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Marshall Mathers LP is the third full-length album from American rapper Eminem. ... The Eminem Show is Eminems third album after signing to a major label, Aftermath Entertainment. ... Encore may be referring to one of the following: Adobe Encore, a software program by Adobe Systems intended for authoring DVDs. ... Encore may be referring to one of the following: Adobe Encore, a software program by Adobe Systems intended for authoring DVDs. ...


The Marshall Mathers LP was released in May 2000. Breaking the sophomore curse, it quickly sold two million copies. It was Eminem's fastest selling album to date.[6] The first single released from the album, The Real Slim Shady, was a huge hit, thanks in part to the catchy rhythm and chorus line, "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?" (adapted from the catch phrase of the TV quiz show To Tell the Truth). It also created some buzz by insulting celebrities and making dubious claims about them; he implies, among other things, that Christina Aguilera performed oral sex on Fred Durst (of Limp Bizkit) and Carson Daly (of MTV's Total Request Live). In his second single, "The Way I Am", he reveals to his fans the pressures from his record company to top "My Name Is" and sell more records, and dismisses the alleged controversial link between music such as that of Marilyn Manson and shootings such as Columbine High School as absurd, instead blaming the parents. Eminem had parodied shock rocker Marilyn Manson in the video "My Name Is", the artists are now on good terms. They have performed a remix of the song "The Way I Am" together in concert.[7]In the third single, "Stan" (which samples Dido's "Thank You"), Eminem attempts to deal with his new-found fame, taking on the perspective of a deranged fan who kills himself and his pregnant girlfriend, mirroring "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" on The Slim Shady LP. It was named as the third greatest rap song of all time in a list compiled by Q Magazine,[8] and came in 10th in a similar survey conducted by Top40-Charts.com.[9] More importantly, it was ranked 290th in Rolling Stone Magazine's "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time".[10] The Marshall Mathers LP is the third full-length album from American rapper Eminem. ... The Real Slim Shady is a song by the rapper Eminem, released in 2000. ... Nipsey Russell, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen and Kitty Carlisle from the 1969-78 version. ... Christina Maria Aguilera (IPA pronunciation: [1] born December 18, 1980) is an American pop and R&B singer and songwriter. ... Oral sex consists of all sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth, which may include use of the tongue, teeth, and throat, to stimulate genitalia. ... Background information Birth name William Frederick Durst Born August 20, 1970 ) (age 36) Jacksonville, USA Genre(s) Nu metal, Rapcore, Hip-hop Occupation(s) Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Director Instrument(s) Vocals, Rapping, Guitar, Drums Associated acts Limp Bizkit William Frederick Durst (born August 20, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida) is... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973 in Santa Monica, California) is an American television personality. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is the flagship television series on MTV that features popular music videos. ... The Way I Am is a song by the rapper Eminem, released in 2000. ... My Name Is is a song by Eminem, released in 1999. ... Marilyn Manson is a rock band based in Los Angeles, California. ... Address 6201 South Pierce Street City Columbine CDP, Jefferson County, Colorado 80123 Established 1973 Type Public Secondary Superintendent Dr. Cindy Stevenson Principal Dr. Frank D. DeAngelis Grades 9 to 12 District Jefferson County Public Schools Mascot Rebels (American Revolution) Colors Navy Blue and Silver School website Columbine Home Page Columbine... Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is a musician and artist known for his outrageous stage persona and image as the lead singer of the band that bears the same name. ... Stan is the third track on the Eminem album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). ... Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong Gould [] (born December 25, 1971) is a English Brit Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter who performs under the name Dido. ... Thank You is a single by Dido released in 2001. ...


Mathers' third major album, The Eminem Show, was released in summer 2002 and proved to be another smash hit for the rapper shooting to number one on the charts and selling well over 1 million copies in its first week of release. It featured the single "Without Me", an apparent sequel to "The Real Slim Shady", in which he makes derogatory comments about boy bands, Limp Bizkit, Moby, and Lynne Cheney, among others. The album reflected on the impact of his rise to fame, his relationship with his wife and daughter, and his status in the hip-hop community. He also addresses the charges he faced over assaulting a bouncer he saw kissing his wife in 2000. While there is clear anger present on several tracks, this album was considerably less inflammatory than the previous, and as such did not face any protests of misogyny and homophobia that had plagued The Marshall Mathers LP. The Eminem Show is Eminems third album after signing to a major label, Aftermath Entertainment. ... Without Me was a hit single from Eminems 2002 album The Eminem Show. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1963, in Harlem, New York, and raised in Darien, Connecticut) is an American songwriter, musician and singer. ... Lynne Ann Vincent Cheney (born August 14, 1941) is a novelist, conservative scholar, and former talk-show host who is the wife of Vice President Richard B. Cheney. ... A doorman (more commonly referred to as a bouncer) is a term for a person who deals with the general security of a bar, pub or nightclub. ...


The year 2004 saw the release of Mathers' fourth major album, Encore. The album was another chart-topper for the rapper, driven by the single "Just Lose It", notable for its lampooning of Michael Jackson. Despite the comedic theme of the lead single, Encore also had its fair share of serious subject matter, including the anti-war track "Mosh". By the end of 2005 Mathers was back with a new single, "When I'm Gone", recorded for the greatest-hits set Curtain Call: The Hits. Eminem often said that one of his most influential rappers in his career was Tupac Shakur, during an interview for the Tupac: Resurrection documentary.[11] Encore may be referring to one of the following: Adobe Encore, a software program by Adobe Systems intended for authoring DVDs. ... Just Lose It is a song by American rapper Eminem, released in 2004. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... A wall of news clippings in the first scene of Mosh Mosh is a song and video clip by the controversial rapper Eminem and Guerrilla News Network, released on October 26, 2004, just prior to the 2004 presidential election. ... When Im Gone is a song from Eminems 2005 Curtain Call: The Hits greatest hits album. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ...


Drug use

Mathers is no stranger to drugs and alcohol, as suggested by a large number of his songs, including "Drug Ballad", "These Drugs" (with D12) and "Under the Influence". The song "I'm Shady" (The Slim Shady LP, 1999) includes the explanatory line "well, I do take pills (ecstasy, acid, or prescription drugs), don't do speed / don't do crack, don't do coke / I do smoke weed / don't do smack / I do do 'shrooms, do drink beer / I just wanna make a few things clear". Other tracks, such as "Just Don't Give a Fuck", do suggest cocaine use. However, with a sentence of two years of probation taking effect in 2001, during which he was subject to mandatory regular drug testing, his recreational drug use was put to an end. This is supported with references to his drug use in his music all-but disappearing after 2001, and comments by late band-mate Proof, who stated that Mathers "sobered up".[12] However, he did turn to Zolpidem sleeping pills for relief of sleeping troubles and eventually went to rehab to recover from the addiction. In summer 2005, Mathers embarked on his first U.S. concert run in three years, the Anger Management 3 Tour, featuring Lil' Jon, 50 Cent and G-Unit, D12, Obie Trice, The Alchemist, and others. In August 2005, Mathers canceled the European leg of the tour and subsequently announced that he had entered drug rehabilitation for treatment for a "dependency on sleep medication".[13] D12 (also known as The Dirty Dozen and D-Twizzy) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), most commonly known by the street names ecstasy or XTC (for more names see the full list), is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family, whose primary effect is believed to be the stimulation of secretion as well as inhibition of re-uptake of large amounts... This article is about the psychostimulant, d-methamphetamine. ... Cocaine is one hell of a drug and manny is back ... A Cannabis sativa plant The drug cannabis, also called marijuana, is produced from parts of the cannabis plant, primarily the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant. ... Heroin ((INN) Diacetylmorphine, (BAN) diamorphine) is an opioid synthesized directly from the extracts of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. ... Psychedelic mushrooms is a general term for fungi that contain psychoactive substances. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... Just Dont Give a Fuck was the first single by American rapper Eminem. ... Zolpidem is a prescription short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic that potentiates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to benzodiazepine type 1 (BZ1) receptors. ... A sedative is a substance which depresses the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, slowed breathing, slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. ... Lil Jon This article is about the American rap producer. ... For the currency amount, see 50 cents. ... Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an African American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... The Alchemist, born Alan Maman, is one of East Coast hip hops leading producers. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Remarriage and second divorce

Mathers remarried Kim Mathers on January 14, 2006 in Michigan. His best man was longtime friend and D12 member Proof, while Kim's maid of honor was their daughter Hailie Mathers. They walked down the aisle to Mathers' song "Mockingbird". Guests at the wedding included the other members of D12, as well as the members of G-Unit. Kim's mother attended the wedding, while Mathers' mother did not. However, less than 11 weeks after remarrying, the couple filed for divorce at the Macomb County office,[14] citing "a breakdown in the marriage relationship" (which, in Michigan, is the only reason one can give for cause of divorce). On April 5, 2006, the news was leaked to the Detroit Free Press and MTV's Total Request Live. In addition, Mathers was romantically linked with Mariah Carey.[15] She denies they ever officially dated. Mathers states that they dated for 6 or 7 months and "she was too diva". Eminem's 8 Mile co-star Brittany Murphy stated that they had a brief relationship while working together but he has never commented on this.[15] Kimberley Ann Scott Mathers (born Kimberley Anne Scott on January 9, 1975 in Warren, Michigan) is the ex-wife of Marshall Bruce Mathers III, a. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... D12 (aka The Dirty Dozen) are an American rap group originating from Detroit, Michigan which have had albums reach the top of the US and UK album charts - Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973–April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. ... Hailie Mathers is the daughter of Marshall Mathers (stage name as Eminem). ... G-Unit is a rap group which consists of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, (The) Game, R & B singer Olivia and, most recently, Spider Loc. ... Macomb County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is the flagship television series on MTV that features popular music videos. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Recent events

In 2005, some industry insiders speculated that Mathers was considering ending his rapping career after six years and several multi-platinum albums. Speculation began in early 2005 about a double-disc album to be released late that year, rumored to be titled The Funeral. [16] The album manifested itself under the name Curtain Call, and was released on December 6, 2005 under Aftermath Entertainment. Curtain Call: The Hits will be Eminems fifth major label release. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In July 2005, the Detroit Free Press broke news of a potential final bow for Mathers as a solo performer, quoting members of his inside circle who said that he will begin to fully embrace the role of producer and label executive. The Free Press, Mathers' hometown paper, wrote that the aptly titled Encore album would now stand as his final solo album.[17]


Mathers announced via MTV News that he does not plan on retiring soon, though he is planning on taking a break to produce music. [18] He is still uncertain whether another album will be released, but his career has not come to a full stop. He is continuing to work out of the spotlight, including producing the Redman album Red Gone Wild. MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... For the chewing tobacco, see Red Man. ...


At "Anger Management" in Madison Square Garden and Atlanta's HiFi Buys Amphitheater, he openly announced that he is not retiring and indicates this is all just gossip by saying the moon exploding is a more credible rumor. However, many still speculate that he will be retiring and the announcement at Madison Square Garden was only a ploy to distract the fans. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Adding to the already feverish rumors from fans, Mathers released a track on Curtain Call entitled "When I'm Gone". The lyrics feature the topic of Slim Shady's destructive power over Marshall Mathers' life, and talks of laying his alter ego to rest, one line featuring the lyrics "I turn around, find a gun on the ground, cock it/ Put it to my brain, scream 'Die Shady!' and pop it. *gun fires*" Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ...


On December 6, 2005, the day of Curtain Call's release, Mathers denied that he was retiring on Detroit-based WKQI's "Mojo in the Mornin'" radio show, but implied that he would at least be taking a break as an artist, saying, "I'm at a point in my life right now where I feel like I don't know where my career is going… This is the reason that we called it 'Curtain Call,' because this could be the final thing. We don't know."[19] December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Eminem has had some activity since the release of Curtain Call. Eminem also rapped a verse in a live performance of Busta Rhymes' "Touch It" remix at the 2006 BET Music Awards on June 27, 2006. Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On August 15, 2006, Obie Trice released Second Round's on Me. Eminem produced 8 tracks on the album. He was also featured in the song "There They Go". August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an African American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... Second Rounds On Me is the second album by rapper Obie Trice. ...


Eminem is featured in a new Akon single "Smack That" which appeared on Akon's new album Konvicted. He also appears in the video with a new tattoo and a green polo. According to Akon, Eminem has canceled his retirement plans and is making a new album. He said, "Eminem told me he was getting bored with everything, which is why he took a break. But he's back working on an album and I've got some records ready for him to use on it. We've talked about doing something together for so long, but our schedules made it impossible. It was our chemistry that got him out of retirement".[20] On November 19, "Smack That" topped the Official UK Singles Chart and claimed Eminem his 7th UK Number One Single. In December 2006, it was nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Smack That is the name of the first single from Akons sophomore album Konvicted and features Eminem. ... Kishan Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam,[1][2] often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam[3] (born October 14, 1981),[4] and better known by his stage name Akon, is an American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. ... Konvicted is the second album by hip hop and R&B singer Akon. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Producer Swizz Beatz has also said in an interview that he has sent some new tracks to Eminem. [21]


Eminem was set to appear on Tech N9ne's 2006 album Everready: The Religion on track entitled "My World" along with Tech and Brotha Lynch Hung, but it has been said that the passing of Proof prevented Eminem from contributing his verse. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


On December 5, 2006, Eminem released an album compilation entitled The Re-Up, featuring artists from the Shady Records roster. The first single released was "You Don't Know", which features 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and new artist Ca$his. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... You Dont Know is the first single of Eminems compilation album Eminem Presents The Re-Up. ... For the currency amount, see 50 cents. ... Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of G-Unit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Eminem is known to be featuring on a future album release by Elton John.[22] Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


Controversies

Alleged homophobia

With the enormous popularity of The Marshall Mathers LP, the controversy surrounding him grew even larger, especially when it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Though Mathers had always claimed that his lyrics were not meant to be taken seriously, and that he had nothing against homosexuals or women, the gay rights group GLAAD organized a boycott of the Grammys. Mathers responded to this by rapping "Stan" on-stage with openly gay singer Elton John, ending the performance by hugging John. This gesture failed to appease many of his critics. He said he did not know Elton John was gay, but he told Kurt Loder after the awards show that he respected him: "Of course I'd heard of Elton John," Eminem said, "but I didn't know he was gay. I didn't know anything about his personal life. I didn't really care, but being that he was gay and he had my back, I think it made a statement in itself saying that he understood where I was coming from."[23] The Marshall Mathers LP is the sophomore major-label album from American rapper Eminem. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Promotional photo of Kurt Loder Kurt Loder (born May 5, 1943 in New Jersey) is an American journalist, author, and television personality. ...


Racist tapes

In the midst of the Benzino-Eminem conflict, Benzino found two tapes of a young Eminem rapping with his former group Bassmint Productions and what could have been believed to be racist. Among the two songs, Eminem said, "I don't like that nigga shit" and also that "black girls only want your money." As soon as the songs became public, Eminem immediately released an apology for the controversial songs. Eminem would again apologize for the lyrics in the song "Yellow Brick Road" off his album Encore. Eminem tried to explain how the songs came to being made in that the first song was him trying to sound "whack." The second he said he did after a bad breakup with a girlfriend who was black. In the following lines from his fourth album Encore's track Yellow Brick Road he apologises for the tapes made: "But I've heard people say they've heard a tape, and it ain't that bad, but it was, I singled out a whole race, and for that I apologize, I was wrong, 'cause no matter what color a girl is she still a ho." Raymond Scott (born October 24, 1965) is a rapper known as Benzino. ... Soul Intent was a Detroit rap group in the early to mid 1990s who were previosly called Bassmint Productions were important to the development of the career of Eminem. ... // Nigger is a racial slur used to refer to dark-skinned people, especially those of African ancestry. ... The road of yellow brick is an element in the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. ... Encore may be referring to one of the following: Adobe Encore, a software program by Adobe Systems intended for authoring DVDs. ...


Immediately after the release of Eminem's first apology, Def Jam CEO Russell Simmons came out in accepting Eminem's apology and since then, with the exception of Benzino, other rappers have mostly forgotten or simply dropped the issue. Russell Simmons (born October 4, 1957 in Queens, New York), is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, founder of another label, Russell Simmons Music Group, and creator of the clothing fashion line Phat Farm. ...


Violence towards women

The three 'eye-opening' songs most often cited as examples in The Marshall Mathers LP of Mathers' supposed misogyny were "Kill You", "'97 Bonnie and Clyde" and "Kim." Critics claimed the former portrayed extremely violent abuse against women in general and contained a line about him raping his own mother, "Oh, now he's raping his own mother, abusing a whore, snorting coke, and we gave him the Rolling Stone cover?". The latter is not so much a song as it is a reenactment of a fictional fight between him and his wife, although his shouted, hoarse lines do rhyme. Despite his conflicting expressions of love and hate throughout the track, he ends up slitting Kim's throat at the end, accompanied by cries of "Bleed, bitch, bleed!" Several people objected to the graphic description of domestic violence. On the clean version of the CD, the track was removed and replaced with a song almost entirely devoid of profanity called "The Kids." Misogyny (GA , RP ) is hatred or strong prejudice against women. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Criticism of other artists

Eminem's provocative style has resulted in a number of high-profile feuds erupting between the rapper and some of his music industry peers. He has at one time or another had disputes with artists including Ja Rule, former Source magazine co-owner Raymond "Benzino" Scott, Everlast, Royce Da 5'9", Canibus, Insane Clown Posse, Vanilla Ice, Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Limp Bizkit (specifically members Fred Durst and DJ Lethal), Jermaine Dupri, Moby, Esham, Cage and Christina Aguilera, as well as Christopher Reeve. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... Raymond Scott (born October 24, 1965) is a rapper known as Benzino. ... Everlast (born Erik Schrody, August 18, 1969 in Valley Stream, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, known for his genre-crossing mix of rap and acoustic-based rock music. ... Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), is an African-American Emcee known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He was born in Detroit, Michigan then moved to Oak Park, Michigan by the age nine. ... Germaine Williams (born December 9, 1974), better known as Canibus and also as Can-I-Bus and Rip the Jacker, is a Jamaican-born American MC and rapper. ... The Insane Clown Posse (ICP) is an American hip hop duo originally from Detroit, Michigan but formed in Delray, Michigan, consisting of Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler). ... Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1968), better known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and Actor known mostly for the single Ice Ice Baby, and his abysmal acting in the flop film Cool As Ice. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Background information Birth name William Frederick Durst Born August 20, 1970 ) (age 36) Jacksonville, USA Genre(s) Nu metal, Rapcore, Hip-hop Occupation(s) Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Director Instrument(s) Vocals, Rapping, Guitar, Drums Associated acts Limp Bizkit William Frederick Durst (born August 20, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida) is... Leor Dimant (born December 18, 1972 in Riga, Latvia), better known as DJ Lethal, is a turntablist and producer. ... Jermaine Dupri also known simply as JD (born Jermaine Dupri Mauldin on September 23, 1973) is an American record producer and rapper. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1963, in Harlem, New York, and raised in Darien, Connecticut) is an American songwriter, musician and singer. ... Esham (born Rashaam Smith on September 20, 1977) is a hardcore rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... Cage Kennylz (real name Christian Palko, commonly known as Cage) is an underground rapper based in New York City, United States. ... Christina Maria Aguilera (IPA pronunciation: [1] born December 18, 1980) is an American pop and R&B singer and songwriter. ... Christopher Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, director, producer and writer. ...


In all of these beefs Eminem and other have more-or-less made peace. He has used his many connections within the music industry, especially with mixtape DJs, to release many unofficial diss tracks. His partnership with DJ Green Lantern, while it lasted, led to several mixtapes entitled The Invasion. On these mixtapes there were many songs unrelated to the animosity between Eminem and his labelmates and other artists, though the majority of the songs could easily be called diss tracks. The harshest of these was the second, called Conspiracy Theory. It had several songs by Eminem and his crew attacking a range of artists, particularly Ja Rule and Benzino, including "Bump Heads," "Doe Ray Me," and a remix of the Tupac (2Pac) song "Hail Mary" (with no contribution from the original artist). Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ...


In acceptance of his Grammy for Best Rap Album (for The Eminem Show) in 2003, he credited his rap influences, saying, "I made me a little list of MCs that I wanted to name off that inspired me to, to bring me where I am today - cause honestly, I wouldn't be here without them. So the list goes like this, and it's not in this order, but the list is this: Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Kool G. Rap, Masta Ace, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Dr. Dre, all of N.W.A., KRS-One, Treach from Naughty by Nature, Nas, 2Pac, Biggie, Jay-Z. Thank you, 'cause I learned from all of you. Thank you."[24] Run-DMC is a famous hip hop crew founded by Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay) and includes Joseph Run Simmons and Darryl DMC McDaniels, all from Hollis, Queens. ... The Beastie Boys are a group from the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. ... James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... Kool G Rap (born Nathaniel Wilson July 20, 1968) is an American hardcore gangsta rapper from Queens, New York. ... Masta Ace (born ) is a rapper from Brooklyn, New York. ... Rakim (full name Rakim Allah, born William Michael Griffin Jr. ... Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a rapper from the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, New York. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... KRS-One (born Lawrence Krisna Parker on August 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York. ... Naughty by Nature is an American hip-hop group that at the time of its formation in 1991 consisted of Treach, Vin Rock, and the DJ Kay Gee. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ...


Chuck D of Public Enemy has shared his criticism of Eminem as Follows and has quoted him as the "new" Elvis Presley.:"Eminem is the new Elvis Presley because, number one, he has the respect for black music that Elvis had. I think he's courteous and sympathetic to black music and, unfortunately, he's more sympathetic to black music than many black artists themselves." [25] Carlton Douglas Chuck D Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960) is an American rapper, composer, actor, author, radio personality and producer. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a seminal hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ...


Criticism of George W. Bush

Eminem votes in the video "Mosh".

On December 8, 2003, the United States Secret Service admitted it was "looking into" allegations that Mathers had threatened the President of the United States after the unreleased song "We As Americans" leaked onto the Web. The lyrics in question: "Fuck money / I don't rap for dead presidents / I'd rather see the president dead / It's never been said, but I set precedents...". The song was being recorded to possibly be on Encore, but wound up on a bonus CD accompanying the album instead. The second use of the word "dead" was backmasked in that version. The skit was also used in Immortal Technique's song "Bin Laden", stated near the end. Immortal Technique also attacks the president on the song. Eminem at the front of a crowd of anti-bush voters in Mosh. ... Eminem at the front of a crowd of anti-bush voters in Mosh. ... A wall of news clippings in the first scene of Mosh Mosh is a song and video clip by the controversial rapper Eminem and Guerrilla News Network, released on October 26, 2004, just prior to the 2004 presidential election. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Secret Service is a United States federal government law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security (prior to the founding of that department in 2003, it was under the United States Department of the Treasury). ... For a list of presidents, see list of Presidents of the United States. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (or the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. ... Backmasking (also known incorrectly as backward masking[1]) is a recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backwards onto a track that is meant to be played forwards. ... Felipe Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known as Immortal Technique, is a hip hop MC and political activist. ...


On October 26, 2004, a week before the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, Eminem released the video for his song titled "Mosh" on the internet. The song features a very strong anti-Bush message, with lyrics such as "fuck Bush" and "this weapon of mass destruction that we call our president." The video features Mathers gathering up an army of people presented as victims of the Bush administration and leading them to the White House. However, once the army breaks in, it is revealed that they are there to simply register to vote, and the video ends with the words "VOTE Tuesday November 2" on the screen. October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Presidential election results map. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Weapons of Mass Destruction is also the name of rapper Xzibits 2004 album. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


After Bush won the election, the video's ending was changed to Eminem and the protesters invading while Bush was giving a speech.


Michael Jackson

On October 12, 2004, a week after the release of "Just Lose It", Eminem's first single off Encore, Michael Jackson called into the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show to report his displeasure with the video, which parodies Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery, and an incident in which Jackson's hair caught on fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in 1984. The lyrics to "Just Lose It" also refer to Jackson's legal troubles, however he does state in his song "...and that's not a stab at Michael/Thats just a metaphor/I'm just psycho...". Many of Jackson's supporters and friends spoke out about the video, including Stevie Wonder, who called the video "kicking a man while he's down" and "bullshit",[26] and Steve Harvey who declared, "Eminem has lost his ghetto pass. We want the pass back."[27] In the video, Eminem also parodied Pee Wee Herman, MC Hammer, and a Blonde-Ambition-touring Madonna. October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Just Lose It is a song by American rapper Eminem, released in 2004. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For the AIDS activist also named Steve Harvey, see Lenford Harvey. ... Sexual abuse is physical or psychological abuse that involves crimes in most countries. ... “Facial reconstruction” redirects here. ... Pepsi-Cola is a soft drink commonly called Pepsi, which is produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... For the AIDS activist also named Steve Harvey, see Lenford Harvey. ... Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee in Pee-wees Big Adventure. ... MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark parachute pants, and for leaving a lasting influence on hip hop culture... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ...


Black Entertainment Television was the first channel to stop airing the video. MTV, however, announced it would continue airing the video, and "Just Lose It" became the #1 requested video on Total Request Live for the week ending October 22. The Source, through its CEO Raymond "Benzino" Scott, wanted not only the video to be pulled, but the song off the album, and a public apology to Jackson from Mathers.[28] Black Entertainment Television is an American cable network based in Washington, D.C. targeted toward African-American audiences in the United States. ... Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is the flagship television series on MTV that features popular music videos. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... Raymond Scott (born October 24, 1965) is a rapper known as Benzino. ...


Others dismissed "Just Lose It" as a tame "Weird Al" Yankovic-style knockoff.[29] Regarding Jackson's protest, Yankovic, who parodied the Eminem song "Lose Yourself" on a track titled "Couch Potato" on his 2003 album Poodle Hat, told the Chicago Sun-Times, "Last year, Eminem forced me to halt production on the video for my "Lose Yourself" parody because he somehow thought that it would be harmful to his image or career. So the irony of this situation with Michael is not lost on me". This article is about the musician himself. ... Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ... Irony, from the Greek εἴρων (eiron), is a literary or rhetorical device, in which there is a gap or incongruity between what a speaker or a writer says and what is generally understood (either at the time, or in the later context of history). ...


Legal problems

At the same time as he was entering rehab, his aunt and uncle, Jack and Betty Schmitt, sued him, charging that he had reneged on a promise to build a $350,000 house for them and supply them with money for the house's upkeep. The couple claimed that Mathers had kept the house in his name, and then issued them eviction orders.


Other works and ventures

Eminem as an actor

Mathers made his Hollywood acting debut with the semi-autobiographical 8 Mile, released in November 2002. He has said the movie is not an account of his life, but a representation of growing up in Detroit. He recorded several new songs for the soundtrack, including "Lose Yourself", which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song; it was not performed at the ceremony, reportedly because ABC wanted him to perform an edited version. ... 8 Mile is a 2002 Academy Award-winning film starring Marshall Eminem Mathers as the young white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. ... For the sense of losing oneself, see Flow (psychology). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Mathers voiced a character in 50 Cent: Bulletproof, who is an aging corrupt police officer that speaks in ebonics. Ebonics is a term coined, originally intended and sometimes used for the language of all people of African ancestry, or for that of Black north American and west African people, emphasizing the African roots of the former; since 1996 it has been largely used to refer to African American Vernacular...


Mathers has also done some voice acting, both on Crank Yankers and a web cartoon called The Slim Shady Show, which has since been pulled off-line and is instead sold on DVD. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Crank Yankers is a United States TV show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that features actual prank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests which are re-enacted onscreen by puppets. ...


Eminem will star in the upcoming film Have Gun - Will Travel in which he will play a bounty hunter called Paladin. He will also be involved in either the soundtrack or scoring. [30] Have Gun — Will Travel was a popular American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. ... A paladin or paladine (derivative terms from palatine, and Latin palatinus, plural palatini) is a certain high-level official found in numerous countries of medieval and early modern Europe. ...


Shady Records

As Mathers succeeded in multi-platinum record sales, Interscope granted him own record label. He and his manager Paul Rosenberg created Shady Records in late 2000. In 2002, Mathers signed 50 Cent through a joint venture between Shady and Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. His own Detroit collective D12 and rapper Obie Trice were signed to the Shady Records label. In 2003, Mathers and Dr. Dre signed on Atlanta rapper Stat Quo to the Shady/Aftermath roster. DJ Green Lantern, the former DJ for Mathers, was signed to Shady Records until a dispute with 50 Cent forced him to depart from the label; he is no longer associated with Mathers. [31] The Alchemist is now officially Mathers' tour DJ. In 2005, Mathers officially signed another Atlanta rapper known as Bobby Creekwater to his label along with west coast rapper Ca$his. Paul Rosenberg is Eminems manager, and head of Shady Records. ... Shady Records is a record label specializing in hip hop music. ... D12 (aka The Dirty Dozen) are an American rap group originating from Detroit, Michigan which have had albums reach the top of the US and UK album charts - Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an African American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Stanley Benton (born July 24, 1979), better known as Stat Quo, is an Atlanta-based African-American rapper signed to Eminems Shady Records and Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment. ... DJ Green Lantern, also known as The Evil Genius, (real name generally witheld from public) is an American DJ and hip hop musician. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... The Alchemist, born Alan Maman, is one of East Coast hip hops leading producers. ... Bobby Creekwaters (Antoine Rogers) (Raised in Seymour Connecticut), influences reflected his upbringing. ...


In the Anger Management Tour of 2003 The Alchemist hurt his wrist, preventing him from being the tour's DJ. Clinton Sparks filled in for him, with the rectom playing and his name is mentioned on the album numerous times.[citation needed] The Alchemist, born Alan Maman, is one of East Coast hip hops leading producers. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Eminem as a producer

See also: List of songs Produced by Eminem

Mathers is also active as a producer of rap records. Besides being the executive producer of D12's two albums, Devil's Night and D12 World, he has also executive produced Obie Trice's Cheers and Second Round's on Me as well as 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre. In addition, Mathers has produced and appeared on several songs by other famous rappers, such as Jadakiss' "Welcome To D-Block", Jay-Z's "Renagade" and "Moment of Clarity" Lloyd Banks' "Warrior Part 2", and "Hands Up", Tony Yayo's "Drama Setter", Trick Trick's "Welcome 2 Detroit", and Xzibit's "My Name" and "Don't Approach Me". Most of The Eminem Show was produced by Mathers himself, with co-production from longtime collaborator Jeff Bass. He also split the production with Dr. Dre on Encore. In 2004, Mathers was the Executive Producer of 2Pac's posthumous album Loyal to the Game with 2Pac's mother Afeni Shakur. He produced the UK #1 single "Ghetto Gospel" which featured Elton John. On certain tracks on the album, 2Pac's voice was slowed down and digitally altered to match the beat and make him say things like "2005" and "G-Unit", angering many fans. Mathers has named 2Pac as his favorite rapper. He has also produced "The Cross" off Nas's album God's Son. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Devils Night is a name associated with October 30, the night before Halloween, particularly in and around Detroit, Michigan. ... D12 World is the 2004 album by Detroit rap crew D12 which reached the top of the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic on its release on April 27, 2004. ... Cheers is rapper Obie Trices debut album, released on September 23, 2003 after Obie was signed to Shady Records in 2000. ... Second Rounds On Me is the second album by rapper Obie Trice. ... Get Rich or Die Tryin can refer to: The debut album of rap artist 50 Cent, released in 2003. ... The Massacre is 50 Cents seventh album and it was released on March 3, 2005 - five days ahead of the original release date due to Internet leakage. ... Jason Jerome Oluwole Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his rap name Jadakiss, is a rapper. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of G-Unit. ... Tony Yayo (born Marvin Bernard on March 31, 1978 in Port of Prince, Haiti)[1] is an American hip-hop artist who is signed to the G-Unit Records label. ... Bass Brothers is the professional name for the team of Mark and Jeff Bass, the Detroit producers responsible for grooming rapper Eminem in his early days and collaborating on much of his subsequent music. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Loyal to the Game is an album containing previously unreleased music recorded by Tupac Shakur before his death in 1996. ... Afeni Shakur Afeni Shakur (born Alice Faye Walker) (born January 10, 1947, in Lumberton, North Carolina) is the mother of the famous American rapper Tupac Shakur and was an important member of the Black Panther Party. ... Ghetto Gospel is a song by rapper Tupac Shakur, which was remixed and released on his 2004 album Loyal to the Game. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Gods Son is the sixth studio album from East Coast hip hop artist Nas, released in late 2002. ...


Eminem in D12

Main article: D12

In 2001, Mathers brought his rap group, D12, to the popular music scene. In 2001, D12 released their hit debut album Devil's Night. D12 (also known as The Dirty Dozen and D-Twizzy) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... D12 (also known as The Dirty Dozen and D-Twizzy) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ...


The first single released off of the album was "Purple Pills" (radio named "Purple Hills"), an ode to recreational drug use (although this was preceded in the UK by a song called "Shit on You", which was included on the special edition version of the album). The version of the song released on the radio and music television was heavily rewritten to remove many of the song's obscene lyrics, and renamed "Purple Hills". While the first single was a massive hit, the album's second single, "Fight Music", was not as successful, in part due to its timing in relation to the 9/11 attacks. Purple Pills is a rap single by D12. ... Shit on You is a rap song by D12. ... Fight Music is a 2001 rap single by the rap group D12. ...


After their debut, D12 took a three-year break from the studio, later regrouping to release their sophomore album, D12 World, in 2004, which featured the popular hit single release "My Band". The other members of D12 have also appeared as guests on all of Mathers' albums since The Marshall Mathers LP. D12's third studio album has not yet been officially announced. According to rumors, the album won't be out earlier than August with a single in June. Proof will be heavily featured on the album and this will be the final D12 album. [32] D12 World is the 2004 album by Detroit rap crew D12 which reached the top of the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic on its release on April 27, 2004. ...


Death of Proof

Main article: Proof (rapper)

On April 11, 2006, Proof was killed by a gunshot wound to the head at approximately 4:30am EDT (08:30 UTC) at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan after fatally shooting U.S. military veteran Keith Bender, Jr. DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973–April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precison atomic time standard. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Eight Mile Road Exit off of I-94 8 Mile road overpass 8 Mile Road forms the boundary between the city of Detroit, Michigan (and Wayne County) and Detroits northern suburbs in Oakland and Macomb Counties. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Settled 1701 Incorporation 1806 Government  - Type Strong Mayor-Council  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area  - City  143. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ...


Proof was buried on April 20, 2006 in The Fellowship Chapel, Detroit to a full house of 2,000 with thousands mourning outside. Mathers and Obie Trice both read eulogies at the service. April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an African American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


An excerpt: "I'm sure everybody who has ever met him, even just once, can testify to the fact that he illuminated a room when he walked in it. I believe that Proof loved people and people loved him. He was a magnet. He lured you in. You wanted to learn about him, follow his swagger. Without Proof, there would be no Eminem, no Slim Shady, and no D12."


Discography

Main article: Eminem discography

The discography of Eminem is extensive, and spans eleven years from 1996 to 2007. ...

Demos

Steppin onto the Scene is an EP by Bassmint Productions. ... Fuckin Backstabber/Soul Intent is a demo tape which the group Soul Intent released in collaboration with DJ Buttafingaz in 1995 on Mashin Duck Records, the time when Eminem belonged to this group only. ... The Slim Shady EP is a demo album released by the rapper Eminem in 1997 on Web Entertainment. ...

Solo

Infinite is the first album by hip-hop artist Eminem, made and produced with help from The Bass Brothers and fellow D12 member Kon Artis (Denaun, who features on Maxine) in 1996. ... Upon joining Aftermath Entertainment, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP, which would eventually be certified 5x platinum. ... The Marshall Mathers LP is the sophomore major-label album from American rapper Eminem. ... The Eminem Show is Eminems third album after signing to a major label, Aftermath Entertainment. ... Encore is an album by the rap artist Eminem. ... Eminems fifth studio album is being worked on heavily and is set to be released at the earliest December of 2007 and it will probably be out sometime 2008. ...

Compilation albums

  • 2002: 8 Mile Soundtrack
  • 2005: Curtain Call: The Hits
  • 2006: Eminem Presents the Re-Up

Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture 8 Mile is the official music soundtrack to the 2002 movie 8 Mile, starring Eminem, who raps on five of the tracks on this soundtrack. ... Eminem Presents the Re-Up is a compilation album produced by rapper Eminem, designed to help launch new Shady Records artists Stat Quo, Ca$his, and Bobby Creekwater. ...

Filmography

Da Hip Hop Witch is a 2000 film directed by Dale Resteghini and starring Eminem, Ja Rule, Pras, Vanilla Ice, Rah Digga and Mobb Deep. ... The Wash was a film released in 2001 starring Dr. Dre and DJ Pooh and directed by DJ Pooh. ... 8 Mile stars Eminem (Marshall Mathers) as the young white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. ... Have Gun — Will Travel was a popular American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. ...

Awards

Academy Awards

The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ...

Grammy Awards

In 2004, Eminem was ranked eighty-second in Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2002, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. ... My Name Is is a song by Eminem, released in 1999. ... Upon joining Aftermath Entertainment, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP, which would eventually be certified 5x platinum. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album has been awarded since 1996. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2002, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. ... The Real Slim Shady is a song by the rapper Eminem, released in 2000. ... The Marshall Mathers LP is the sophomore major-label album from American rapper Eminem. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... 2001, sometimes referred to as Chronic 2001, Chronic 2 or , is a 1999 hip hop album by famed rapper and producer Dr. Dre, featuring guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Hittman, Eminem, Xzibit, and others. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album has been awarded since 1996. ... The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... Without Me was a hit single from Eminems 2002 album The Eminem Show. ... Joseph Kahn (born October 12, 1972) is a notable Korean American music video director. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rap Solo Performance has been awarded since 2003, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance. ... Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture 8 Mile is the official music soundtrack to the 2002 movie 8 Mile, starring Eminem, who raps on five of the tracks on this soundtrack. ... money maker, lose yourself , sumtin esle ...


Juno Awards

The Juno Award for International Album of the Year is an annual award given to the best non-Canadian album. ... The Juno Award for International Album of the Year is an annual award given to the best non-Canadian album. ...

MTV Movie Awards

  • 2002 - Best male performance, for 8 Mile
  • 2002 - Best breakthrough male performance, for 8 Mile

MTV Video Music Awards

  • 1999 - Best new artist for "My Name Is" from The Slim Shady LP
  • 2000 - Best video for "The Real Slim Shady" from The Marshall Mathers LP
  • 2000 - Best male video for "The Real Slim Shady" from The Marshall Mathers LP
  • 2000 - Best rap video (with Dr. Dre) for "Forgot About Dre" from Dr Dre 2001
  • 2002 - Best video for "Without Me", from The Eminem Show
  • 2002 - Best male video, for "Without Me", from The Eminem Show
  • 2002 - Best rap video for "Without Me", from The Eminem Show
  • 2002 - Best direction, for "Without Me", from The Eminem Show
  • 2003 - Best video from a film, for "Lose Yourself" from the 8 Mile O.S.T.

The following is a list of MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best New Artist. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Video of the Year. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Male Video. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Rap Video. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Video of the Year. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Rap Video. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Direction. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Video from a Film. ...

MTV Europe Music Awards

  • 1999 - Best hip-hop act
  • 2000 - Best hip-hop act
  • 2000 - Best album, for The Marshall Mathers LP
  • 2001 - Best hip-hop act
  • 2002 - Best male act
  • 2002 - Best hip-hop act
  • 2002 - Best album, for The Eminem Show
  • 2003 - Best hip-hop act
  • 2004 - Best Hip Hop Act (D12)

Detroit Music Awards

  • 2006 - Outstanding Video / Major Budget (When I'm Gone)
  • 2005 - Outstanding National Major Label Recording (Encore)
  • 2003 - Outstanding National Single (Lose Yourself)
  • 2001 - Outstanding National Major Label Recording (The Marshall Mathers LP)
  • 2001 - Outstanding National Single (The Real Slim Shady)

World Music Awards

  • 2005 - Best Pop/Rock Artist
  • 2005 - Best Rap/ Hip Hop Artist
  • 2001 - World Music Award For World's Best Selling Rap Artist

Billboard Music Awards

  • 2003 - Best Rap Album (The Eminem Show)
  • 2003 - Best Album's Artist
  • 2002 - Album Of The Year (The Eminem Show)
  • 2002 - R&B/ Hip Hop Album Of The Year (The Eminem Show)
  • 2002 - Best Album (The Eminem Show)
  • 2001 - Maximum Vision Award (The Real Slim Shady)
  • 2001 - Best Rap Hip Hop Clip (The Real Slim Shady)

Teen Choice Awards

  • 2005 - Choice Music Rap Artist
  • 2005 - Choice Music Rap Track (Mockingbird)

American Music Awards

  • 2003 - Favorite pop/rock male artist
  • 2003 - Favorite pop/rock album, for The Eminem Show
  • 2003 - Favorite hip-hop/R&B male artist
  • 2003 - Favorite hip-hop/R&B album, for The Eminem Show
  • 2005 - Favorite hip-hop/R&B male artist
  • 2006 - Favorite hip-hop/R&B male artist

References

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  3. ^ GLAAD: Eminem's Hate Lyrics. GLAAD.
  4. ^ Ancestry of Marshall Bruce Mathers III. William Addams Reitwiesner Genealogical Service.
  5. ^ http://www.dr-dre.com/info/interview_vh1_nuthin_but_an_m_thing.php
  6. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5923810/eminem_bounces_britney_from_top_spot
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  8. ^ http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/q150lists.htm
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  13. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/arts/theshallowend/200508/s1441976.htm
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  17. ^ http://www.freep.com/entertainment/music/encore15e_20050715.htm
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  19. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-People-Eminem.html
  20. ^ http://www.teenmusic.com/d.asp?r=135889&c=1020
  21. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.4371/title.swizz-beatz-talks-work-with-eminem-2pac
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  23. ^ http://www.wndu.com/entertainment/022001/entertainment_6360.php
  24. ^ http://www.mmguide.musicmatch.com/artist/artist.cgi?ARTISTID=650621
  25. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0195982/bio
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See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... The worlds best-selling album cannot be listed officially, since there is no international body to count global record sales. ...

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Persondata
NAME Eminem
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Mathers, Marshall Bruce III, Slim Shady
SHORT DESCRIPTION American rapper
DATE OF BIRTH October 17, 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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