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    EMINEM

    Hello! I'm Eminem! Here is my life:

    > My different names:
    My true name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III.

    I use the name "Eminem" because my initials are "M and M".

    I also use the nickname "Slim Shady" to express my rougher personality (the bad side of my personality). I am "Slim Shady" when I do bad things.

    > My music:
    A lot of people are shocked by my music and some of them (the US Congress, Tipper Gore) say that I have a bad influence on young people, but I have a lot of fans and I'm probably the number one rap artist in the world.

    > My family:
    I have had a lot of problems with my mother. My mom, Debbie Mathers-Briggs, has sued me because she didn't like the lyrics of my songs.
    I try to be a good father for my daughter, Hailie Jade Mathers.

    > My movie:
    My song "Lose Yourself" won an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 2003 Academy Awards. It is the song from my debut movie, 8 Mile which is semi-autobiographical.

    > My life:
    In was born on 17 October 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri (USA). I endured an itinerant childhood, living with my mother in various states before eventually ending up in Detroit at the age of 12.

    I took up rapping in high school before dropping out in ninth grade, joining rap groups
    . I released a raw debut album in 1997: Infinite but it was poorly received but some people compared me to leading rappers. I won the Wake Up Show's Freestyle Performer Of The Year award, and finished runner-up in Los Angeles' annual Rap Olympics.

    The following year's The Slim Shady EP featured some vitriolic attacks on my detractors and I became popular.

    I was signed to Aftermath Records by label boss Dr. Dre, who acted as co-producer on my CD: "The Slim Shady LP" (the bad side of my personality). A lot of people criticized me and said that I was irresponsible. But my album was buoyed by the commercial success of the singles "My Name Is" and "Guilty Conscience", and climbed to number 2 on the US album chart in March 1999.

    My next album, The Marshall Mathers LP, debuted at number 1 on the US album chart in May 2000.

    My new studio album, The Eminem Show, was premiered by single "Without Me" and debuted at number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Later in the year, I made my mainstream acting debut in 8 Mile. The lead single from the soundtrack, "Lose Yourself", gave me my his first US number 1 single in November and remained at the top of the charts well into 2003.

     

     

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    Birth date: 17 October 1973
    True name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III.
    Nicknames (2): "Eminem" and "Slim Shady"
    Name of my daughter: Hailie Jade Mathers
    First album released: Infinite
    First famous producer: Dr. Dre
    First movie: 8 Mile
    Soundtrack: Lose Yourself
    Albums released: "The Slim Shady EP", "The Slim Shady LP", "The Eminem Show"...

     

     

     



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