When I say “The King of Hip Hop”, mostly people will understand about whom I am talking about. And yes it is Eminem as professional name but the real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. He is a popular known American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He has several achievements in his whole journey. He was born 17th October, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is also the best selling artists of 21st century. At the age of 14 he began rapping in clubs. He wanted to make his career in music so he quit his school earlier. Within few years he made up his passion in rapping as an hip-hop underground artist.
Here are the some more interesting facts about Eminem:
- Bullied- When Eminem was 9 years old, he was bullied in his elementary school and one day his mother came to know about this and she sued the school for not protecting her son properly.
- A comic book artist- Before rapping, Eminem real dream was to become a comic book artists. As he was deeply interested in story-telling.
- Movie- Eminem was offered a movie that is Elysium and he was interested also but he dropped the offer because he wanted to shoot in his hometown but the film makers refused to shoot in his hometown.
- ‘Rap God’- Eminem song “Rap God” is in Guinness Book of World Records for the most words used in one song (1560 words in 6:04 minutes with an average of 4.28 words per second).
- A video Gamer- he was once near to the top 30 highest scoring in a video game that is Donkey Kong games in the world. Very few people know about this.
- Three people in one- the hip-hop king has three different personalities. One is Slim Shady, second is Eminem and the last one is Marshall Mathers. Eminem as best selling artists, Marshall Mathers as shy or introverted person hidden inside Eminem and the Slim Shady as a guy who is always offensive, in attitude and outrageous due to putting up his controversial opinions or putting people’s backs up.
- Slim Shady LP- his first commercial debut reached second spot on Billboard 200. This album made him a celebrated rapper.
- Best Original song- His best original song ‘Love Yourself’ won an academy award. He also won with Oscar award. However, he was convinced that he won’t win the award, so he did not attend the event.
- “Love Yourself”- it is the first ever rap song that has been not performed on the stage of Oscar after winning it. It is because he wanted to sing the song as it is but the Oscar head wanted to sing in a radio friendly version of this hit song.
- Dictionary- he spend his nights in studying dictionary as he wanted to expand his vocabulary for his rhymes.
However, technology helped Eminem to make him as a known artists around the world. He went through all upside downs to make his dream come true. He always wants a feedback from his fans so that he could know what people wants to hear. Although he was known for his controversies still he came up battling with every situation to come up with a famous artist.
“Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, do something about it.”- Eminem