The rapper and record Producer was born on October 17, 1972. His childhood days were spent moving around Missouri and Detroit with his single mom. They finally settled in Warren, Michigan where Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathews) dropped out of high school at the age of 17.
The Beastie boy’s album made him interested in hip hop genre of music. He took part in many freestyle rap battles and created an image for himself that proved his skills. He started working with Bassmint Productions which was later renamed to Soul Intent. He recorded music with other companies like Mashin’Duch and FBT Productions. He released his first album “Infinite” in 1996 thought Web Entertainment Company.
“The Slim Shady EP” was released a year later. The album grabbed the attention of Dr. Dre, the legendary rapper and the former producer of the former rap group N.W.A. Eminem worked with Dr.Dre for two years and came out with the album Slim Shady LP. The album was an instant success and went to sell 3 million copies. The Marshall Mathews LP and the Eminem Show were released shortly afterwards. Both the albums were success and Eminem received great reviews.
Eminem has received many awards such as the Grammy, Academy Award and Billboard Magazine Awards. Eminem has released eight studio albums and four compilation albums. He has also sold over 45 million records and 40 million downloads as a solo artist.
The acclaimed rapper has been involved in many controversy with fellow rappers and his mother as well as ex-wife Kim Mathers. He has also been in the news for addiction of drugs and alcohol which he has now managed to control.