13 Things You Didn't Know About Eminem.
Eminem, is three people in one; Slim Shady, Eminem, and Marshall Mathers are three different persona’s reflecting various facets of the same individual. Eminem resembles his primary rapping persona, Slim Shady is a guy with an attitude, outrageous, angry and resembles his darker side, and Marshall Mathers is a shy, introverted individual hidden inside Eminem.
#12 He was a school drop-out.
Eminem dropped out of school after failing 9th grade 3 times. He said he was not stupid, but do not have interest in going to school, he just wanted to rap. He skipped school too many times to battle kids on the street corners.
#11 When Eminem met Dre for first time.
When Dre first met Eminem, Eminem was wearing a bright yellow tracksuit which he got from a sponsor because he didn’t have the money to buy decent clothes. Dre thought he looked like a banana.
#10 Academy award for "Lose yourself."
Eminem won the academy award for the Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself”. Eminem did not attend the event because he believed he would not win, and was sleeping in his house during the ceremony. It was Luis Resto, one of the co-writers, accepted the Oscar on his behalf.
#9 Eminem has the largest vocabulary in popular music history.
In a study conduct, the researchers looked at 93 top artists across 25 genres. And they found that Eminem was number one, having used 8,180 unique words. He beat artist such as Jay Z, Tupac and Kanye West who follwed the 2-4 ranking in the list.
#8 I say no to computers.
In the Age of Technology, Eminem still doesn't know how to use a Computer. In an Interview in 2010 on asking about using a Computer Eminem said, "If I learn how to use a computer, I'm going to be on that b**ch all day looking at comments about me, and it's going to drive me crazy."
#7 He got arrested when he was 20.
Eminem did not always keep a good company and had numerous close brushes with the law. He was arrested for a drive-by shooting with a paintball gun. Luckily the case was dropped when the victim did not show up in court.
#6 Vanilla Ice v/s Eminem.
Vanilla Ice became wildly popular in the 90s, and Eminem had a kind of lost his fame. Eminem lost a lot of his drive to rap because of Vanilla Ice.
#5 Bullied in school.
9 year old Marshall Mathers did not have a smooth time during his elementary schooling.
Eminem was so severely bullied in public school that his mother sued the local school board for "failing to sufficiently protect her child."
#4 Eminem beats Britney's solo sales record.
Eminem’s "The Marshall Mathers LP" sold 1.76 million copies, in the first week beating Britney Spear's "Baby One More Time"
And the legacy continued thereafter.
#3 Inspiration behind Rapping.
Marshall first became inspired to rap when he discovered The Beastie Boys' 1986 classic album, Licensed to Ill, and competed in freestyle rap battles at a high school nearby.
#2 He lied to Kim.
Eminem lied to his ex-wife, Kim, and said he was taking Hailie to Chuck E Cheese, but in fact he wanted to record her part for the song "97 Bonnie & Clyde." And also wanted to spend some time with her.
#1 It seems a man can only take so much.
To help support his mother, young Marshall worked as a cook at a Michigan family restaurant making a mere $5.50 an hour. Five days before Christmas, and soon after releasing Infinite in 1996, he was fired from the restaurant, it also happened to be his daughter's birthday. He wrote "Rock Bottom" right after that.
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