“There's a difference between realness and an act, and they're an act and they know they're an act. As a result, Eminem was raised by his mother, Deborah Mathers. They admit it."[On hip-hop group ICP.]”American rapper, record producer and actor Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in St. He never knew his father, Marshall Mathers Jr., who abandoned the family when Eminem was still an infant and rebuffed all of his son's many attempts to contact him during his childhood.His songs vary from manically funny ("The Real Slim Shady") to heartbreakingly poignant ("Stan") to explosively violent ("Kim") to disarmingly self-critical ("The Way I Am").
The album showed off Eminem's poetic talents as well as his emotional and artistic range.
Despite being a poor student, Eminem always had a deep affinity for language, devouring comic books and even studying the dictionary.
"I found that no matter how bad I was at school, like, and no matter how low my grades might have been at some times, I always was good at English ...
Inspired by the birth of his daughter to make a living as a rapper, in 1996, Eminem released his first independent rap album, , which was discovered by Dr. After Eminem traveled to Los Angeles and became runner-up in the 1997 Rap Olympics MC Battle, Dre listened to the rapper's cassette in the basement of executive Jimmy Iovine's home.
Dre, the legendary rapper and former producer of Eminem's favorite rap group N. Dre was so impressed that he signed Eminem to his Interscope Records label.