Possibly the greatest rapper of all time and is credited enough for his work.
Although many regard 2pac as the best Eminem set the record for most album sales in a week with Marshall Mathers LP.

Although Eminem can be childish and use basic rhymes in his recent albums. Encore (5/10) and Relapse (7/10) his first three albums define Eminem as a rap legend. Slim Shady LP was the classic with crazy rhymes such as "Role Model":

I came to the club drunk with a fake ID
Don't you wanna grow up to be just like me!
I've been with 10 women who got HIV
Now don't you wanna grow up to be just like me!
(Role Model)

Then after Slim Shady LP came Marshall Mathers LP the greatest. This was his most successful album and most controversial for its homophobic comments:

My words are like a dagger with a jagged edge
That'll stab you in the head
whether you're a fag or lez
Or the homosex, hermaph or a trans-a-vest
Pants or dress - hate fags? The answer's "yes"
(Criminal)

Eminem Show didn't match the success of the Marshall Mathers LP but it was another top album from Slim Shady. It was the best selling album in 2002. It had 2 top 10 songs and 4 top 15's. Superman manage to reach the U.S. top 10 without a music video counterpart. It cut out the homophobic comments however still had strong relations to sex. Drips was completely removed off the clean version of the album:

willin' to stick out my neck, for respect if it meant life or death,
never live to regret what I said,
when you're me, people just want to see,
if it's true, if it's you, what you say in your rap's, what you do
(Soldier)

Encore was Eminem's 4th studio album and was criticised for its childish humour. Many songs lack lyrical talent and include fart noises. Mainstream the album worked well but for the hardcore fans who were used to the crazy Slim Shady it was a dissapointment:

You find me offensive, I find you offensive
Shit, this is the same verse I just did this
When am I gonna come to my good senses?
Probably the day Bush comes to my defenses

(Rainman)

After 5 years without releasing an album Eminem released a 5th studio album Relapse. Although Eminem still has some childish lyrics to boost his mainstream image in such songs as "Bagpies from Baghdad" and "We made you" this album was a success. Crack a bottle and We made you made it into the top ten. The album has glimpse of the classic Shady. Beatiful, De Ja Vu, Medicine Ball and Underground show you what Eminem is, a lyrical genius:

'm just so fuckin' depressed
I just can seem to get out this slump
If I could just get over this hump
But I need something to pull me out this dump
I took my bruises, took my lumps
Fell down and I got right back up
But I need that spark to get psyched back up
In order for me to pick that mic back up

Relapse 2 comes out in late 2009. Whether it is a success or not Eminem will always be one of the greatest rappers to grace the planet.

Unlike rappets like Lil Wayne and Akon, Eminem's words have a meaning and msot of his songs aren't similar to something that could be made up by a ten year old.

I have left a final quote from "Be careful what you wish for" from a deluxe version of Relapse which I possess. This includes Eminem's on thoughts on his albums.

Every CD critics gave it a 3, then 3
Years later, they'd go back and re-rate it
And call the Slim Shady LP the greatest
The Marshall Mathers was a classic
The Eminem Show was fantastic
But Encore just didn't have the caliber to match it
I guess enough time just ain't passed, yet
A couple more years, that shit'll be ill-matic
And eight years later, I'm still at it
Divorce, re-married
A felon
A father
Sleeping pill addict

(Be careful what you wish for)
Man: Who's the greatest rapper of all time?
Man 2: Eminem.
by Sl1M Shady 3M1N3M June 30, 2009
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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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