Life and Work of Eminem Essay

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To say that Marshall Mathers, otherwise known as Eminem, has lived a difficult life is a bit of an understatement. Though many of his experiences might shock those who read his poetry or listen to his music, he believes that people are united by their pain. He said, "I'm not alone in feeling the way I feel. I believe that a lot of people can relate to my shit--whether white, black, it doesn't matter. Everybody has been through some shit, whether it's drastic or not so drastic. Everybody gets to the point of 'I don't care’'." (www.eminem.net). He has not let anything that has happened in his life take affect on who he was r how he would live his life. He took the bad things in his life and turned them into a push to become a better person. …show more content…
Mathers grew up on the streets of Detroit in what is labeled as one of the top worst places to live as a kid.
Mathers moved around alot as a kid, moving place to place and constantly changing schools. “When I was five we moved to a real bad part of Detroit. I was getting beat up a lot, so we moved back to K.C., then back to Detroit when I was 11.” says Eminem (Lane 13). Each time that they moved, Mathers would have to adjust to the different culture of where they were. While he was in detroit he went through tons of bullying because of his skin color. There was one case of bullying that he went through with D’Angelo Bailey, in which D’Angelo beat Eminem senseless and put him in the hospital. Once eminem was in the hospital he went through treatment in the ER and was also told that he had a cerebral hemorrhage. During his time in school he did manage to get together a group of friends that recognized his rhyming skills. This is when he met his DJ Proof. “Eminems rapping career began in the cafeteria of neighboring Osborne High School, where he and his friend DJ Proof would sneak in to take part in lunchtime rhyming contest. From the very beginning, Eminem's rapping skills were obvious.”(Lane 17). Marshall failed the ninth grade three times before he finally dropped out. Eminem says “‘That wasn’t because I was stupid or nothing,’ he says now. ‘It was just because I never went to

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