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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Eminem is among the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of more than 220 million records. He is credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America and is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Eminem's global success and acclaimed works are widely regarded as having broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music. While much of his transgressive work during the early 2000s made him hugely controversial, he came to be a representation of popular angst of the American underclass. He has been influential for many artists of various genres. After his debut album Infinite (1996) and the extended play Slim Shady EP (1997), Eminem signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and subsequently achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP. His next two releases The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002) were worldwide successes and were both nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. After the release of his next album, Encore (2004), Eminem went on hiatus in 2005 partly due to a prescription drug addiction. He returned to the music industry four years later with the release of Relapse (2009), and Recovery was released the following year. Recovery was the best-selling album worldwide of 2010, making it Eminem's second album, after The Eminem Show in 2002, to be the best-selling album of the year worldwide. In the following years, he released the US number one albums The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Revival (2017), Kamikaze (2018) and Music to Be Murdered By (2020).

Eminem made his debut in the film industry with the musical drama film 8 Mile (2002), playing a fictionalized version of himself, and his track "Lose Yourself" from its soundtrack won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, making him the first hip hop artist ever to win the award. Eminem has made cameo appearances in the films The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009), and The Interview (2014), and the television series Entourage (2010). He has also developed other ventures, including Shady Records, a joint venture with manager Paul Rosenberg, which helped launch the careers of artists such as 50 Cent, Yelawolf and Obie Trice, among others. He has also established his own channel, Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio. In addition to his solo career, Eminem was a member of the hip hop group D12. He is also known for collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce Da 5'9"; the two are collectively known as Bad Meets Evil.

He was the best-selling music artist in the United States of the 2000s and the best-selling male music artist in the United States of the 2010s, third overall. Billboard named him the "Artist of the Decade (2000–2009)". The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, "Lose Yourself", "Love the Way You Lie" and "Not Afraid" have all been certified Diamond or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Rolling Stone has included him in its lists of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. He has won numerous awards, including 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, an Academy Award and an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award. He has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200—which all consecutively debuted at number one on the chart, making him the only artist to achieve this—and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Paintballs shot at they truck, blaow! Look at y'all runnin' your mouth again When you ain't seen.

--Eminem

Hip-hop is universal now, it's all commercial now. It's like a circle full of circus clowns up in the circuit now.

--Eminem

I didn't have nothin' going for me, school, home, until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.

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I act like sh*t don't phase me, inside it drives me crazy, my insecurities could eat me alive.

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My earliest memory was raping the babysitter when I was 5...she was 15.

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Smacked her so hard I knocked her clothes backwards like Kris Kross.

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If you can afford...a computer, you can afford to pay $16 for my...CD.

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I'm certainly not a f**king fashion consultant. Don't call me if you want to know how to dress. I just rap. That's all I really know how to do.

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It's just hard when you've spent so much time on something, writing and recording, laying the vocals, getting the hook right, getting the beat right, making everything sound right -- you spent a freaking week trying to make it sound perfect, and someone comes along and shoots it down.

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I'm an attention freak. I want all the women in the world, and if I don't get them, I fall to the ground and start kicking my feet.

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You beef wit me, I'm-a even the score equally. Take you on Jerry Springer and beat your ass legally.

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The emotions in a song -- the anger, aggression -- have got to be legitimate.

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People will hate you for speaking the truth, but you've gotta learn to stand up to them, so don't be offended if I say something you don't like.

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People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn't concentrate on my problem.

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They said I rap like a robot, so call me rapbot.

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When you feel like you've had it up to here, and you're mad enough to scream, but you're sad enough to tear, that's rock bottom.

--Eminem

I had too much Nyquil and Vivarin again. Lost my stomach all over the place.

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My brain's gone, my soul's worn and my spirit is torn The rest of my body's still bein operated on.

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I've always respected what Wayne does, and Wayne, to me is definitely one of the greatest in the game right now.

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I'm standing on my Monopoly board that means I'm on top of my game.

--Eminem

Be smart, don't be a retard.

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I don't think that anything anyone has to say should ever be censored or unheard.

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I don't do 'black music,' I don't do 'white music'...I make fight music, for high school kids.

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Cuz this is what happens when bad meets evil
We hit the trees till we look like Vietnamese people.

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I get imaginative with a mouth full of adjectives,

A brain full of adverbs, and a box full of laxatives,

Shittin' on rappers, causin' hospital accidents.

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Be proud to be out of your mind and out of control.

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And all those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony.

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Money will brainwash you and leave your ass mindless.

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It was a slow process. You gotta remember I hadn't recorded a song sober in seven years. So it took me awhile to even feel like I could record a song sober.

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But no matter how many fish in the sea, itd be so empty without me.

--Eminem

It's a trip when people take sobriety for granted. Feeling trapped in my addiction and then getting sober -- you appreciate it so much more, because I didn't know if I would ever know what it's like to feel normal again, ever.

--Eminem

I Like Gay Men, Right Ken?

--Eminem

They call me Superman, leap tall hoes in a single bound.

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When I say or do something I do it, I don't give a damn what you think, I'm doing this for me.

--Eminem

Cause see they call me a menace; and if the shoe fits I'll wear it.

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I maybe made some mistakes, but I'm only human.

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I've got miracle lyrical capability all in me With the agility to escape a killer bee colony.

--Eminem

Infinite was me trying to figure out how I wanted my rap style to be, how I wanted to sound on the mic and present myself. It was a growing stage. I felt like Infinite was like a demo that just got pressed up.

--Eminem

I was born with the biggest middle finger on Earth.

--Eminem

My songs can make you cry, take you by surprise at the same time, can make you dry your eyes with the same rhyme.

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We just kept moving back and forth because my mother never had a job. We kept getting kicked out of every house we were in. I believe six months was the longest we ever lived in a house.

--Eminem

Ninety-nine percent of my life I was lied to
I just found out my mom does more dope than I do.

--Eminem

I believe people can change, but only for the worse.

--Eminem

Put your temper to more use
cause
Being broke is a poor excuse.

--Eminem

Saving Private Ryan was probably the illest, sickest movie I've ever watched, and I didn't see anybody criticizing that one for violence.

--Eminem

Mother, are you there? I love you. I never meant to hit you over the head with that shovel.

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Sometimes I even cut myself to see how much it bleeds It's like adrenaline, the pain is such a sudden rush for me.

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You can't control who likes you. If I got Backstreet Boy fans what am I supposed to do? Turn them away? Whoever likes my stuff, likes my stuff but just know Slim Shady is hip hop, I grew up on hip hop, it's the music I love and it's the music I respect. I respect the culture...that's me.

--Eminem

Slim Shady: Hotter then a set of twin babies

In a Mercedes Benz, with the windows up

When the temp goes up to the mid 80's.

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Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know, I've written a whole song in an hour.

--Eminem

I try to keep it positive and play it cool, shoot up the playground and tell the kids to stay in school.

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Follow me and do exactly what the song says
Smoke weed, take pills, drop outta school, kill people
And drink and jump behind the wheel like it was still legal.

--Eminem

Yo, I failed ninth grade three times, but I don't think it was necessarily 'cause I'm stupid.

--Eminem

My skin is too thick and bullet proof to touch me.

--Eminem

I'm not afraid, to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand.

--Eminem

Longer Version:

I'm not afraid to take a stand. Everybody come take my hand. We'll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm. Just let you know that, you're not alone. Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road.


If I had one wish I would ask for a big enough ass for the whole world to kiss.

--Eminem

I would love it if, even for one day, you could walk through a neighborhood and see an Asian guy sitting on his stoop, then you look across the street and see a black guy and a white guy sitting on their porches, and a Mexican dude walking by.

--Eminem

You don't wanna go eggin' him on. It'll never be my chair that your on, crown so tight that it cuts off circulation to the brain no oxygen. Other words there's no heir to the throne.

--Eminem

Slim Shady, Eminem was the old initials.

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But you lied again. Now you get to watch her leave out the window. Guess that's why they call it 'window pane.

--Eminem

If that mockingbird don't sing and that ring don't shine, I'm a break that birdie's neck.

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I don't know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it.

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I was born a premature birth.
My first words were bleep, bleep and Curse, Curse
My breath still stinks and I'm on my 3rd cert.

--Eminem

My English teacher wanted to have sex with me in Junior High. The only problem was, my English teacher was a guy. I smacked him in his face with an eraser, chased him with a stapler and stapled his nuts to a stack of papers.

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You'd have to walk a thousand miles in my shoes just to see what its like to be me!

--Eminem

Since age twelve, I've felt like I'm someone else,'cause I hung my original self from the top bunk with a belt.

--Eminem

Better try to stay wide awake, or you might end up found dead by the lake.

--Eminem

If we can hump dead animals and antelopes, there's no reason that a man and another man can't elope.

--Eminem

What are friends? Friends are people you think are your friends but they really your enemies, with secret identities.

--Eminem

Money is what makes a man act funny.

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I find you offensive for finding me offensive.

--Eminem

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo.

--Eminem

I bully myself cause I make me do what I put my mind to.

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If you have enemies, good that means you stood up for something.

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Love, when spelled backwards and read phonetically, reads evil.

--Eminem

Before you judge someone, walk a mile in his shoes.

--Eminem

Why be a king, when you can be a god?

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That's why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and hold it.

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Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity. To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?

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Damn. How much damage can you do with a pen?

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Don't do drugs, don't have unprotected sex, don't be violent. Leave that to me.

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My soul is possessed by this devil my new name is Rain Man.

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I'm just a little bit sicker then the average individual I think.

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When I say I'll murder my baby's mother, maybe I wanted to but I didn't. Anybody who takes it literally is 10 times sicker than I am.

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I have a weird thing with giraffes, I don't like their neck.

--Eminem

Rap was always a pipe dream for me, but rap was all I had. Because really, what was I going to do with my life? I had a young daughter. Kim and I were always either getting evicted or our house was getting shot up or robbed.

--Eminem

Sometimes I'm real cool, but sometimes I could be a real asshole. I think everyone is like that.

--Eminem

Never was a gangsta, till I graduated to one.

--Eminem

Imma be what I set out to be without a doubt undoubtedly.

--Eminem

I shoot for the moon but I'm too busy gazing the stars.

--Eminem

They say that love is powerful as cough syrup and Styrofoam.
All I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo
With the ugly Kardashian...
Lamar, oh, sorry. Yo, we done both set the bar low.

--Eminem

I will not fall, I will stand tall, feels like no one can beat me.

--Eminem

Be proud of who you are.

--Eminem

I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn't walk, let alone write a rhyme.

--Eminem

Love is just a word, but you bring it definition.

--Eminem

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