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In 1997 he was married with a child trying to support his family with very little cash to do it with. He went to Rap Olympics in Los Angeles hoping to win cash prize of $1,500 for first place, but instead was spotted by a few sponsors from Interscope. Furious that he had come in second, he later found out about sponsors and he gave them a copy of “Infinite” tape, which was later sent to Dr. Dre. Dre was extremely impressed with talent of Eminem and got contact of him, where two recorded his second album; The Slim Shady LP. This album set tone for his style of rap, as he lashed out on everyone that had bullied him throughout his life. It was a different style than anyone had ever heard, which brought him to stardom.
Eminem is by far most popular rapper that is seen most in public. He has been seen in Rap Pages, VIBE, Rolling Stone, Spin, The Source, URB and Stress and continues to strive for more. He became first white person to ever be on cover of The Source. Throughout his life he has starred in movie “8 Mile” based on his life growing up, has had over 20 guest appearances on TV, has featured on numerous different rappers CD’s, and has recorded 5 CD’s of his own. His second LP, “The Marshall Mathers LP”, sold over 8 million records in United States alone, 1.76 million copies in first week setting a record for a solo artist. This album became first rap album ever to be nominated for “Album of Year” at Grammies. He would go on to win 3 Grammies for album that night. In year 2002 he made $29 million in earnings of his fourth album “The Eminem Show LP” and touring for it. Then on March 23, 2003 song “Lose Yourself” from his movie “8 Mile” became first rap song to ever win an Academy Award.
While being known for his explicit behavior and horrendous lyrics on his albums and in eye of public, it is difficult to overlook all that he has achieved. Coming from where he did and rising to where he is currently, it is remarkable what he has done not only for himself, but rap world as well. While it is hard for most to like him, there are not many that do not at least respect him for what he has achieved as of now, and what he may do in future to come.
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