Love him or hate him, but there is no ignoring Eminem. The rapper has had his fair share of controversies and has churned out hits which have either disturbed some people or inspired some. But he undoubtedly continues to rule the rap universe. So check out these 10 must-know facts about Eminem which every fan should know!
#1. The name
His stage name is derived from his real name’s initials- Marshall Mathers. Eminem is just another way of pronouncing his real name’s initials. He also goes by other names including M&M and The Slim Shady.
Even the talented kid did not have it easy growing up. When he was a kid, he was severely bullied by a kid so much that he passed out in his school’s washroom and went in a coma for a while. Ever since then one can find instances in his music wherein he is trying to help fans deal with such situations. One instance includes a twelve year old girl who was hit by a car in Northumberland .
#3. The lyrical genius
Genius does not come easy and Eminem had his own way with lyrics. When he was an aspiring artist, he would often sift through dictionary pages to come up with complex rhymes. Now we know why he is so good with lyrics.
#4. Young ambitions
Being a rapper was not always his dream. As a child, he wanted to become a cartoonist. This may explain why we see animated threads in many of his videos including the ‘Mosh’ video and the Slim Shady series.