Eminem, born Marshall Matters, is a Grammy-winning rapper, entrepreneur, and producer. He got his big break starring lead in the film 8 Mile back in 2002. His song from the film, “Lose Yourself,” won Best Original Song at the Oscars, the first hip-hop song to win the award. Throughout his career, he has released 11 solo studio album; the latest is Music to Be Murdered By By in 2020. His last full-length project was a compilation album titled Curtain Call 2 which was released in 2022.
Some of his biggest hits include “The Real Slim Shady,” “My Name Is,” “The Way I Am,” “Love the Way You Lie,” “The Monster,” “Rap God,” “Not Afraid,” and more.
Last year, Eminem was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. He joins Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Tupac, Biggie, and more.
Eminem’s Personal Life
Ever since Eminem has been in the spotlight, when people weren’t talking about his music, the struggles in his personal life were the center of attention. While he was trying to get his rap career off the ground, he worked at a diner while he tried to support his then-girlfriend and later-wife Kim Scott and daughter Hailie Jade. However, it was until his debut EP in 1997 Slim Shady EP that the rapper took on this alter ego which showed a side into his drug use. Many of the lyrics in several of the songs on the debut EP for the rapper talked about his addiction as he rose to fame.
“My addiction didn’t start in my early days when I was coming up. We used to drink 40s on the porch and just battle rap each other. My drug usage started at the beginning of that first album,” he explained to Billboard last year.
While he battled his addiction amid his success in music, along the way he’s stirred the pot and has gotten himself into many rap beefs with various artists. From Mariah Carey to Ja Rule check out eight of his infamous rap beefs ranked: