The Dirty Dozen Analysis

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Believe it or not, Marshall Mathers created the alias (Bozza 20) ‘Slim Shady’ on the toilet. In Michigan, his rap group, The Dirty Dozen (stylized D12), figured that all six members needed an alter ego. The most notable of which came firmly attached to the heels of the infamous Eminem. Eminem himself doesn’t believe too much in ‘pulling punches’ as his raps are often criticized for being heavy in homophobic content and rather misogynistic. While his lyrics are raw, violent and harsh, his counterpart is a different breed. For comparisons sake, if Eminem aggression was analogous to a standard U.S. battle tank, Slim Shady could the red heated war-chariot of Ares himself, with complimentary nuclear warheads. Mathers himself has said that the difference between Eminem and Slim Shady is that “Eminem would ‘fick’ you and Slim Shady would ‘fick’ you and your mother.” Often, Mathers would be the target of a multitude of critics, who saw him as nothing but a menace that attacked the unfortunate and made millions “exploiting the world’s misery.” (White …show more content…
Obviously not from a mechanical or sound standpoint, but as a persona, both artists embody a similar ‘f* the haters’ point of view. Pink refuses to show her detractors any positive attention and Swift isn’t the slowest to defend her from those who criticize.
Marshall Mathers, Eminem, Slim Shady whatever the alias, provides a new take of true artistry in the United States. Mathers’ strays away from the trodden path to spew lyrics that upon first glance may seem toxic, but actually may provide a safe haven for those who truly listen. Plenty of other artists from the front end of the twenty-first century often find themselves inspired by his style. Marshall Mathers is an honest rapper; loaded with controversy, and nurtured flawed. However, if the antagonist of America is Slim Shady, the real artist did stand

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