Analysis Of Eminem's Machine Gun Kelly

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The word has been spread out that new and upcoming rap artists are not original and that they are copying the veterans in the business. One of the victims in this contradiction is underdog rapper Machine Gun Kelly, or more commonly known as, MGK. Starting up in 2006, Machine Gun Kelly is getting called “another white rapper” when that is definitely not the case. Of course, he’s automatically getting compared to Eminem, nonetheless. Eminem making his debut in 1999, became one of the most well-known and idolized rappers of all time. Tough to compete with, but MGK is taking a turn down his own road. Through the eyes of the people, these rappers appear to be identical, but what they express through their music is completely different from one another; …show more content…
The rapper has been highly scrutinized throughout his career and has grown from the events; he has become a low key average man and an incredibly popular Grammy Award winning artist. Eminem keeps his life extremely low key, even in his music he is still so subtle. His music tells a story for the audience to imply that it is about him, but is it really? In the award winning song “Lose Yourself” he lets you into his home and his heart, after a few tries of figuring that out. In the lyrics, “but he’s broke, he’s so stagnant, he knows when he goes back to this mobile home,” he is looking into the life he had before all of the fame. His old life is what’s keeping him from becoming too caught up in the glory and moving on with his life to bigger and better things. Although, you can’t totally stay away from the stardom, “he’s no father, he goes home and barely knows his own daughter,” shows that he’s slowly ripping away from his home life and becoming a whole new man. He starts to realize it’s for the better when he states, “I can’t provide the right type of life for my family” and he noticed that moving down this path is not only going to affect him, but his family as well and he realized that it’s something he has to do. Marshall Mathers was a young man finding his way and when he saw an opportunity he took …show more content…
Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem may look and seem similar but if you take a close look, they really aren’t the same. Yes, they clearly both rose from a rough background, but they went about it differently. Kells yearned for a chance to be speak up and didn’t back down until he knew he made it and until he knew he’d been heard. Slim Shady took something he’s good at and found a way to get by in life. He doesn’t get caught up in the flashing lights but, MGK thrives on it, because to him, it means power. He lets people know every inch of his life and the way he chooses to live, unlike Eminem who keeps private things private, leaving us to find out what he’s really trying to say. These rappers are completely different in every way possible regarding their music. It takes a good eye to notice that there are no copies when it comes to

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