One of the most controversial rap artists who rose to fame in the late nineties. His songs are a combination of his two "identities", Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady. Marshall Mathers raps about issues he faced growing up in his life and how he approached them. Many teenagers can relate to some of the issues he raises in his songs, such as drug addictions, problems with parents, etc. Some of the more famous raps in this genre include Stan and The Way I am. Slim Shady, in contrast, is Eminems goofy side. Anything goes while Slim is rapping, he'll rap about anything and everything with no real message behind the music. Slim Shady appears in songs like The Real Slim Shady and Rain Man. Eminem is credited with the discovery of many prominent mainstream rap artists such as D12 and 50 Cent. Along with Dr. Dre, Eminem has created a rap label called Shady/Aftermath. He is often hailed as a man who took incredible steps in uniting urban and suburban cultures trough his music. Sometimes branded a wigger by some, Eminem has tried his best to shed this title, and has been backed up by other rappers in the industry who show their support for him and his music. Some consider him among the top five rappers in history. His earliest albums are also considered as his best work, with The Marshall Mathers LP considered legendary by many rap critics. However, it seems that lately Eminem has let politics interfere too much with his music, and may have lost some of his mainstream fan base because of that.
Yo man, I saw Eminem in Detroit a week ago.
by quiggler August 03, 2006
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Probably one of the greatest rappers out there. Dosent just rap about bitches and hoes like other rappers, but about his life experiences and the controversy with his music. Despite the controversy he sold millions of records around the world, and no; hes not a wigger, hes not trying to act black, he just raps. Who ever said that only black people could rap?
Guy #1: Eminem is my favourite rapper out there man!
by Xena007 August 30, 2005
Irony at its finest, a white person ruling a predomenantly black industry.
Eminem isnt a bad musician just america is too fucking stupid to deal with any strong messages.
by FraZ October 05, 2005
one of the worlds greatest and most respected rappers ever. founded by dr dre, this white trash from Detroit became a role model to many and is the reason for the sucess for d12, Obie Trice, 50 cent and Stat Quo. Eminem also goes by the name of slim shady and is sometimes seen as a wigger to most retards.
Eminem? yeah I listened to the slim shady lp and fought it was the shiznit
by statlanta March 16, 2005
Best white rapper ever. Started in Detroit by recording Infinite in 1996 which was only sold in Detroit and given out to record labels as a demo tape. Then he recorded the Slim Shady EP in 1998, which is basically a smaller version of the Slim Shady LP, released in 1999 which featured the hit single My Name Is which was Eminem's first big debut. The Slim Shady LP was his first complete album that went out to the masses, which even today is one of the best selling albums ever made. After the success of the Slim Shady LP he went on to record the Marshall Mathers LP in 2000 and it too sold millions in the first week of it's release. He then recorded the album Devil's Night with the rap group D12 and although it did not sell as much as his solo LPs it still sold more than the average album. Eminem then went to record his 5th solo album, The Eminem Show whose first single, Without Me stayed on the charts so long that it had to be officially retired from TRL. After the success of The Eminem Show, Eminem went to make a movie, 8 Mile which also had an amazing soundtrack which featured 3 songs by Eminem. Eminem's single Lose Yourself from the 8 Mile soundtrack was #1 on the charts for a massive amount of time before it finally came off the charts. 8 Mile featured such famous celebs as Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, and Kim Bassinger. After 8 Mile, Eminem went to record another album with D12 entitled D12 World which went multi platinum and featured hits such as My Band and How Come. After the work with D12 Eminem went to record his next solo album entitled Encore which also went multi-platinum. Many people complained about Encore saying Eminem has "Lost his violent attitude" and "Eminem releasing Encore has ruined his fame and glory" but I myself believe Encore to be one of his best albums. What does the future have in store for us...no-one knows but Eminem promises his next album to be his best.
Eminem is one of the biggest selling rappers ever, up in the lines with Tupac, Biggie and Dre.
by $tash October 10, 2005
One of tha GreatesT Fuckin Rappers ARound

The Tupac Style WIth THe DAve CHappell sense of humor

hes a genius and fuckin brilliant
And tha mtv best music vidio award goes to Eminem
by babigirl March 18, 2005
Masrshall Bruce Mathers The 3rd
a famous rapper, AKA Slim Shady, and Eminem; released 6 Cds and a 7th is rumored to come out in '05 sometime named "The Funeral"
Produced by Dr Dre
He Produced 50 Cent
by Kinoji March 24, 2005
Yeah, we need a little controversy so GO FOLLOW EMINEM! Without Mr Mathers, rap would be defined as a bunch of people talking about falling in love. Like pop.
Boy: Hey mom, have you hear the new Eminem track?
Woman: Eminem? That nasty, foul-mouthed little boy with nothing better to do than write songs about killing his wife and his mother? I'm going to confiscate that CD, young man.
Boy: Sounds like you've been listening to him too...
by marshall313mathers August 31, 2005
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