Following the successful quadruple platinum album, Eminem released the “Marshall Mather’s LP” in May of 2000.
It sold 1,760,000 copies in its first week of sales.
Eminem put a voice to the id inside all of us that wants to go primal and tear the face of the haters, the people who put you down, while also touching on more serious themes of poverty and familial difficulties.
He was evicted from his home shortly after the release of the EP and decided to go to Los Angeles for the Rap Olympics.
In 1999, after two years of working together, the pair released “The Slim Shady LP”.
The record was hotly anticipated and an instant success.
He identified, as we all do at that age I guess, with the nihilistic rage of early nineties rap, he cites N. He joined various rap groups in the early nineties, there’s that N. He was arrested for the first time at twenty for participating in a drive by shooting, with a paintball gun.
The case was thrown out when the victim didn’t show up to court.The lead single “My Name is” featured an unusual blend of childish humor, explicit lyrics and a smattering of violence, an almost unique thing in rap at the time.It felt fresh, it felt polished and the public ate it up.The album was very radio friendly but failed to get much airtime on Detroit radio stations.The album’s failure, coupled with his addiction and monetary problems, lead to a suicide attempt.Excessively violent and darkly comedic, his irreverent take on the grotesque won him fans the world over. Eminem was born on October 17th 1972 in St Joseph, Missouri.