Eminem is an American rapper. He is credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America and is frequently mentioned among the greatest rappers of all times.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born on 17 October 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae ”Debbie”. He is of Scottish Welsh, English, Cherokee, German, Swiss, Polish. His mother nearly died during her 73 hour labor with him.
Eminem’s parents were in a band called Daddy Warbucks, Playing in Ramada Inss along the Dakotas Montana border before they separated. His father abandoned his family when Marshall was a year and a half old, and Marshall was raised only by his mother Debbie in poverty. His Mother later had a son named Nathan Nate Kane Samara.
At age twelve (12th), he and his mother had moved several times and lived in several towns and cities in Missouri before settling in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. he frequently fought with his mother, whom a social worker described as having a very suspicious almost paranoid personality. he wrote letters to his father but Debbie said that they all came back marked return to sender.
When he was a child a bully named D’Angelo Bailey severely injured Eminem’s head in an assault, an incident which Eminem later recounted on the song Brain Damage. Debbie filed a lawsuit against the public school for this in 1982. the suit was dismissed the following year by a Macomb County,
Michigan Judge, who said the school were immune from lawsuits, for much of his youth, Eminem and his mother lived in a working-class, primarily black, Detroit neighborhood. he and Debbie were one of three white households on their block, and Eminem was beaten several times by black youths.
Eminem was interested in storytelling, aspiring to be a comic book artist before discovering hip hop. He heard his first rap song Reckless, Featuring Ice-T on the Breakin soundtrack, agift from Debbie’s half brother Ronnie Polkingharn.
His uncle was close to the boy and later become a musical mentor to him. when Polkingharn committed suicide in 1991, he stopped speaking publicly for days and did not attend his funeral.
At age 14 years, he began rapping with high school friend Mike Ruby; they adopted the names Manix and M&M, the latter evolving into Eminem. he sneaked into neighboring Osborn High School with friend and fellow rapper Proff for lunchroom freestyle rap battles.
On Saturdays they attended open mic contests at the Hip-Hop Shop on west 7 Mile Road, considered ground zero for the Detroit Rap scene. When he wrote verses, he wanted most of the words to rhymes for each syllable, the drill helped Eminem practice sounds and rhymes.
In 1987 Debbie allowed runaway Kimberly Anne Kim Scoot to stay at their home. Several years later, Eminem began an on and off relationship with scott. After spending therr years in ninth grade due to truancy and poor grades, he dropped out of Lincoln High School at age 17 years. Although interested in English.
he never explored literature and he disliked math and social studies. he worked at several jobs to help his mother pay the bills. One of the jobs he had was with little Caesar’s Pizza in Warren, Michigan. Eminem later said she often threw him out of the house anyway, often after taalking most of his payback. when she left to play bingo, he would blast the stereo and write songs.