10/17/1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Birth Name

Marshall Bruce Mathers III



Also Known As

Shady Slim, Em, Shady, M&M, Marshall Mathers, Slim Shady, Slim
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Eminem, or Marshall Mathers, is a controversial rapper, who was signed onto a label by Dr. Dre. Eminem broke all the stereotypes that white people can't rap. His records have been successful and has won him four Grammys. This includes 'Album of the Year'. He continues to anger…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Eminem came out of his hiatus of 5 years to release Relapse which came out in 2009.

    • Eminem supported Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election.

    • Eminem and Kim first met at one of his friends' houses, when Eminem was fifteen and Kim was thirteen. She came over while he was lip syncing to LL Cool J songs and jumping on the furniture.

    • He loves South Park, and even calls himself a "twenty-six-year-old skinny Cartman" in the song Marshall Mathers.

    • His real hair color is dark brown, he stated in White America that he bleaches his hair with peroxide; he did not bleach his hair in 8 Mile, and so his natural hair color can be seen in the movie.

    • When Eminem was a teen, he worked as a short-order cook at a Michigan family restaurant called "Gilbert's Lodge".

    • Eminem failed 9th grade a total of three times, because he didn't care much about school. All he wanted to do was rap.

    • Eminem has made racially derogatory references to African Americans; especially African American women.

    • Eminem was the only guest artist appearing in Jay-Z's Album Blueprint.

    • Hailie gave Eminem a ring that reads "DAD". He replaced his wedding ring with her ring. He never takes it off.

    • Eminem says that he can't stand it when people spell his daughter's name wrong.

    • The Tribal Sign tattoo on Eminem's wrist has a special meaning. He doesn't know it's meaning because he claims he was drunk when he got it.

    • Eminem's Tattoos:

      1) Eminem has a tattoo on his right upper arm that is a portrait of Hailie. Under it, it reads: "Bonnie and Clyde."

      2) He has a tattoo on his right lower arm that says Hailie Jade.

      3) On his wrist, he has a tribal sign tattoo.

      4) On his stomach, he has a tattoo that says Rot In Pieces.

      5) On his upper left arm, there is a tattoo in memory of his Uncle Ronnie who committed suicide in 1991.

      6)He also has a tattoo on both of his arms that say D on one and 12 on the other.They stand for the rap group, D-12 or Dirty Dozen.

      7) There is also a tattoo on the bottom of his right wrist that says, "Slit Me."

    • Eminem says his nickname, Slim Shady, came to him while he was taking a waste.

    • Eminem failed ninth grade three times and then dropped out of high school.

    • Eminem has known his ex-wife, Kimberly, since high school.

    • Eminem's daughter, Hailie's last name is Scott. Her full name is Hailie Jade Scott, instead of Hailie Jade Mathers.

    • Eminem made a song just for the movie 8 Mile, called Lose Yourself.

    • Eminem's music video for his song Superman wasn't allowed to be shown on television because of its nudity.

    • Vanilla Ice was the first famous white rapper. The second was Eminem.

    • Eminem first met famous rapper, LL Cool J, in a Foot Locker. He has never been with LL Cool J ever since.

    • Eminem is a longtime fan of LL Cool J and his songs.

    • Eminem has announced that he plans to publish his own children's book entitled: Daddy, Why's Mama a Dirty Whore? The book will help fathers explain to their children why they have a terrible mother. He was inspired by Dr. Michael Salzhauer's book, My Beautiful Mommy.

    • Eminem has his own radio station, Shade 45.

    • Eminem has his own Air Jordan sneakers. The Eminem Air Jordan IV are very rare. They are limited to 50 pairs. The pair would cost $8,000 or more, because of the limited number of them.

    • In December 2007, he was taken to a Detroit-area hospital for a serious heart condition and severe pneumonia.

    • In addition to being a rapper, Eminem also produces and writes music for other artists.

    • Eminem is a Detroit Pistons fan.

    • Eminem adopted Kim's twin-sister's daughter, Alaina (Lainey in "Mockingbird").

    • Eminem's grandmother, Betty Kresin, is selling the stereo he learned to rap on - for $6020 on eBay. His grandmother said he would sing over music blaring from his uncle's old tape player, despite the number of complaints from neighbors they received.

    • In 2006, Eminem filed for divorce from his wife Kimberly again.

    • In 2004, before the election, Eminem held the Shady National Convention to show his side of politics when he ran for president. He gave a speech wearing a blue suit, glasses, and bunny slippers. P. Diddy showed his support that night, as did D12, 50 Cent and other artists. Eminem also made fun of himself by calling himself 3-faced and saying he would be a bad candidate.

    • Kim refused to let Eminem see Haile-Jade in 1996, after his Infinitez album went wrong.

    • Eminem, together with 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes, has released a remake of Tupac Shakur's song Hail Mary.

    • Eminem was named the 9th greatest hip-hop MC of all time by MTV.

    • Eminem's notable beefs in the industry: Canibus, Pop music stars, Jermaine Dupri, Benzino, and Ja Rule.

    • Eminem's clothing line is called Shady Limited.

    • Eminem has an uncredited role as Chris in The Wash.

    • Eminem's songs are part of more than 20 films.

    • Eminem is nominated three times for The 48th Annual Grammy Awards. His song Mockingbird is nominated for "Best Rap Solo Perfomance", his song Encore, featuring Dr.Dre & 50 Cent, is nominated for "Best Rap Perfomance: By a Duo or Group", and his album Encore is nominated for "Best Rap Album".

    • Eminem's favorite movie is Scarface.

    • Eminem has a tattoo on his right lower shoulder of Hallie.

    • When Eminem was younger, he had wanted to draw comic books for a living.

    • Eminem's original stage name "M&M" came from his initials, Marshall Mathers.

    • Eminem made $29,000,000 USD in 2002 with his album, management and tour : The Eminem Show LP, as CEO of Shady Records, and the Anger Management Tour.

    • Debbie Mathers Briggs, Eminem's mother, sued for slander and emotional distress for $10 million US. He had mentioned her in his song "My Name Is".

    • When Eminem was in fourth grade, he was bullied by an older child. The beating caused a near-fatal brain hemorrhage. In one of his songs, Eminem named the bully and the man sued Eminem for $1 million.

    • Eminem's film debut, 8 Mile, released in 2002, earned more than $51 million in the opening weekend. It earned more than a total of $116 Million in the US box office.

    • The Eminem Show has sold more than eighteen million albums worldwide.

    • The Marshall Mathers LP has sold eighteen million albums worldwide.

    • The Slim Shady LP has sold more than nine million albums worldwide.

    • Eminem was going to be neighbors with Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. Eminem bought a $1.5 million condominium in Las Vegas, at the Palms Hotel.

    • Eminem released the songs My Band and Purple Hills with his band D12. Purple Hills was first called, Purple Pills.

    • Eminem and his mother moved from Kansas City to Detroit when he was 12. They had moved to different trailer parks for a long time.

    • Eminem won "Wake Up Show Freestyle Performer of the Year in 1997. That same year, he earned second place in Rap Sheet magazine's "Rap Olympics," an annual freestyle rap competition.

    • Eminem's stage name used to be "M&M", however, he changed it to its current spelling, "Eminem".

    • Eminem's "Stan" is fiction.

    • Eminem released an independent album, Infinite, from the back of his car. There were 500 copies.

    • As of December 6th, 2005, it was revealed that Eminem and his ex-wife Kim are back together. They will possibly remarry.

    • Eminem has worked with many other rappers including Obie Trice, Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, Xzibit and the late Notorious B.I.G.

    • Eminem loves to drink Mountain Dew.

    • Eminem has undergone a treatment for sleep medication dependency.

    • The backward 'E' is Eminem's trademark.

    • Eminem's favorite ice cream is cookie dough.

    • Eminem bleaches his hair to blonde like in 'White America'.

    • Eminem's album Encore sold over 10 million worldwide.

    • Eminem's real hair color is dark brown.

    • Eminem reads Harry Potter to his daughter.

    • Eminem enjoys the show Crank Yankers.

    • Eminem is 5'8" (1.72 meters) in height.

    • Dr. Dre thought Eminem was black when he first heard a record of Eminem rapping.

    • Eminem released a greatest hits album called Curtain Call in 2005.

    • He was on tour with G-Unit crew, and many other artists in late summer of 2005. The tour was sponsored by BET.

    • Eminem's third major album, The Eminem Show was released in summer 2002. It featured the single "Without Me", an apparent sequel to "The Real Slim Shady" in which he makes derogatory comments about boy bands, Moby, and Lynne Cheney, among others.

    • The Marshall Mathers LP was released in May 2000, quickly selling 2 million copies in the first week. It has sold 19 million worldwide.

    • He became famous in the hip-hop underground because of his distinctive, cartoonish style and the fact that he is white. Some people called him rap's "great white hope".

    • His wife Kim gave birth to their daughter, Hailie Jade, on December 25th,1995, which is about the same time Eminem had his first hit single.

    • Eminem was part of the group, Soul Intent.

    • Eminem began performing as early as thirteen.

    • Eminem is recognized as a huge influence on the music industry, especially the rap industry. There has been two songs written about him by KJ-52, a Christian rapper, called 'Dear Slim' and 'Dear Slim Pt. 2'.

    • Eminem is a fan of fast food chain Taco Bell, Wendy's and frequently eats there while on tour and at home with his daughter and niece.

    • Eminem wears size 9 1/2 in shoes.

    • Eminem used to date Mariah Carey.

    • Eminem will wear his glasses occasionally.

    • Eminem is left-handed.

    • More than anything, Eminem loves his daughter Hailie. He shows this through his music, like in the songs: Mockingbird, When I'm Gone, and Hailie's Song.

  • Quotes

    • Eminem: I don't think I take the beef as seriously as they do, because I don't consider them artists. They look at me as an artist. I think they get more uptight about it. I can look at them and laugh. They can't do anything to me. What can they do to me? They have no credibility, no respect, no talent, they have nothing. All they can do is diss me vocally, they can't diss me lyrically. There's nothing they can do to me as far as the music goes. I don't take it as seriously as they do and I think that frustrates them. I think it's funny.

    • Eminem: All my life I've been dealing with my race because of where I grew up [Detroit] and being in the rap game. I'm at a boiling point...Anybody who pulls the race card is getting it right back in their face.

    • Eminem: I believe that a lot of people can relate to my sh*t--whether white, black, it doesn't matter. Everybody has been through some sh*t, whether it's drastic or not so drastic. Everybody gets to the point of 'I don't give a f***'.

    • Eminem: When you get fame and fortune and you make something of your life and become successful... But [there is a] whole new slew of problems that I never expected that come along with it.

    • Eminem: (About one of his concerts) Some a**hole kept throwing oranges and other fruit at me while I was onstage. F**ker had an arm like a major league pitcher.

    • Eminem: (talking about ICP) There's a difference between realness and an act, and they're an act, and they know they're an act, and they even say they're an act, they even say they're cornballs, they admit it.

    • Eminem: (referring to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears) I don't want them once they turn 18.

    • 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: 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: 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: (on his album 'Curtain Call') I'm at a point in my life right now where I feel like I don't know where my career is going. This is the reason that we called it 'Curtain Call,' because this could be the final thing. We don't know.

    • Eminem: (about Curtain Call) I have some songs that a lot of people like [and] I have some songs that only I like. This album is obviously for the 'lot' of people.

    • Eminem: I believe that a lot of people can relate to my sh*t--whether white, black, it doesn't matter. Everybody has been through some sh*t, whether it's drastic or not so drastic. Everybody gets to the point of "I don't give a f***."

    • Eminem: Sometimes you just gotta let s*** go and say to "hell with it" and move on.

    • Eminem: It's funny how all the magazines can dwell on my race, but they could never say that my s*** is whack because they know my s*** is tight!

    • Eminem: Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn't say I lived in a ghetto, I'd say I lived in the 'hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now.

    • Eminem: Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found.

    • Eminem: Will Smith don't got to cuss in his raps to sell records - well I do, so f*** him and f*** you too.

    • Eminem: It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter.

    • Eminem: If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.

    • Eminem: I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.

    • Eminem: There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this.'

    • Eminem: I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.

    • Eminem: I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?

    • Eminem: I might talk about killing people, but that doesn't mean I do it.

    • Eminem: I try not to look at it that way. Being white. I don't wake up every day and look in the mirror, 'Oh. I'm white'.

    • Eminem: They say music can alter moves and talk to you. Well can it load a gun up for you and cock it too? Well if it can and the next time you assault a dude, just tell the judge it was my fault...and I'll get sued!

    • Eminem: Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.

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

    • Eminem: To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.

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

    • Eminem: The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

    • Eminem: I'm white in a music started by black people. I'm not ignorant to the culture and I'm not trying to take anything away from the culture. But no one has a choice where they grew up or what color they are.

    • Eminem: I do feel like I'm coming from a standpoint where people don't realize there are a lot of poor white people. Rap music kept my mind off all the bulls--t I had to go through.

    • Eminem: Slim Shady is the evil side of me, the sarcastic, foul-mouthed side of me.

    • Eminem: I don't think I take the beef as seriously as they do, because I don't consider them artists. They look at me as an artist. I think they get more uptight about it. I can look at them and laugh. They can't do anything to me. What can they do to me? They have no credibility, no respect, no talent, they have nothing. All they can do is diss me vocally, they can't diss me lyrically. There's nothing they can do to me as far as the music goes. I don't take it as seriously as they do and I think that frustrates them. I think it's funny.

    • 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: At this point, I'm like "Come up with something new." I hate the same old questions. But it seems like "white" magazines such as Spin and Rolling Stone focus on my "whiteness" more than black magazines.

    • Eminem: [Fame] doesn't exactly feel like a shock, but it's all new to me, and I'm taking it in as it comes.

    • Eminem: My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we're blood.

    • Eminem: 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: A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people. Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I'm joking and when I'm serious.

    • Eminem: If I said in one of my songs that my English teacher wanted to have sex with me in junior high, all I'm saying, is that I'm not gay, you know? People confuse the lyrics for me speaking my mind. I don't agree with that life style, but if that lifestyle is for you, then it's your business.

    • Eminem: I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don't do things to shock people. I'm not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don't know how long I'm going to be on this planet. So while I'm here, I might as well make the most of it.

    • Eminem: When something is bothering me, I feel the best way to get it out is to write it down.

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    Not a lot of people I know like rap (sometimes when I mention it, someone makes a stupid joke, like "Rap? They should put a C in front of it"). But a lot of my friends who like rap really like Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem. I started listening to him recently and my word, he is great. I've listened to so many of his songs, and they are all memorable in their own way; I have yet to heard a 'bad' song, and I've listened to, amongst others: Puke, Like Toy Soldiers, Lose Yourself, Not Afraid, Superman, Kim, Kill You, Business, White America, etc. He's awesomely talented and definitely deserves the recognition he gets. He also is a great actor, as seen in the drama 8 Mile. So, if you haven't checked Eminem out, either his music or his acting, I think you should, especially if you like this kind of music (which I know, there are some who don't). Great guy and I hope he works more on acting and making music.moreless
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