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The white trash king... The rap god.

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posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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I remember seeing eminem on MTV for the first time, back in 99 as a 17 year old kid. At the time, I got a laugh out of it and thought he was just some one hit wonder.

'My name is', was the song that was doing the rounds on MTV at the time, back then.



But then a little while after I was chillin at a mates house and heard the song 'My fault'



That's all it really took, from that day on I was a hardcore eminem fan... I always hated rap until that point, I always thought my friends were a bunch of white boy try hards, listening to all that gangster rap, as if they could actually relate to it.

But Eminem gave me a whole new prospective to rap music.

I became absolutely obsessed with eminem. Then in 2000-2001 he came out with his album the 'Marshall Mathers LP', the album was very controversial and completely inappropriate... I absolutely loved it... But my girlfriend hated it, lol.



lol, it was crazy! White thrash dudes were dying there hair and getting close cropped haircuts all over the place, just to look like slim. Eminem had become mainstream and became a full on idol.

Still to this day Eminem is one of the top 20 all time best selling musicians of all time, which is just crazy if you think about it.

I mean, I know exactly why I love Em's music so much. But I'm totally lost as to why so many other people apparently resonate to his art form so much. His like a white thrash drug addict, rapping about his bitch girlfriend who always used to cheat on him, as well as rapping about all kinds of other meaningless & extremely offencive angry nonsense.

Although, I'm personally obsessed with the dude, it just absolutely blows my mind how he could become so popular as to become one of the top 20 selling musicians of all time.

I Guess he just spoke to a whole generation of angry teenagers... and they felt what he was saying.



What can you say!?! His a genuine true American living legend!





posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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Well, while not a very big fan of rap in general, i've always appreciated his ability as a lyricist (is that the right word? is that even a word?)
the guy is gifted there is no debate.
But i never found his songs scandalous or anything, to be honest i found most of them smart or funny.
songs like guilty conscience, or my fault or guilty conscience, they are provocative in nature, but that's what made them funny for me.
and as he once said "If my music is literal, i'm a criminal, how the f! could i raise a little girl..."
I like that he sort of took culture by storm, and i hope he continues to do so.
And let's not forget his Magnum opus:




posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I personally don't care for his image or the content of his songs. As far as his talent? He is a great song writer/lyricist. I think people like him because they are also white trash, uneducated, immature, addicted to pop culture, dreamers. There are more people trying to be american idols than there are people trying to be scientists. Not to be curt, but shock factor has always played a huge role in the music industry. For every generation a new attractive subculture has exploded. I guess there were a lot of these folks looking for a white trash hero and an enterprising group of people got together and planned to create the image of Eminem. It is an image. People fall for it because they want a hero to emmulate. He says the things that many people were/are thinking. Which is heartbreaking to me when i think deeply about it.

It's great music if you want to shape your life like his.

Full disclosure: i probably listen to some bands who are less wholesome than his image. Lol
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posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 09:05 AM
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use to be one of my favs


I get a clean shave, bathe, go to a rave
Die from an overdose and dig myself up out of my grave



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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I Hate Rap. DETEST IT.
But, I have to say I enjoy his humorous and self deprecating songs, along with several of his more serious ones.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Yeah man, awesome song.

The 'Slim Shady LP' was superb, it would have been no easy task to surpass it.

But the dude managed to do it, with his other albums. Just more evidence that he is pure skill.

His Shady! lol.




posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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He's a great rapper but I'm not a big fan of his lyrics, he just talks about himself all the time and I don't really care for the guy.

Then again, I feel the same way about many less talented rappers.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I have massive respect for his skills. I was like you in thinking that he would have a couple of good songs and then pull a Vanilla Ice and...melt(?) away from the scene. Of course, having Dr. Dre in your back pocket can help keep you relevant, for sure.

He's a very intelligent person and has taken the hard life lessons that he's learned and made something decent out of them instead of wallowing in the misery that was his early life. I can't attest to his book smarts, but his street smarts and musical/lyrical genius are pretty undeniable, at least in the genre in which he participates--I don't foresee him producing any concertos in the near future.

I grew up in my teenage years (high school in the mid- and late-90s) with his lyrics and beats pounding in the background, along with other genres like 3rd-wave ska and punk. I was also a fan of both West- and East-Coast rap as well (and everything in between), and I would say that he has been as much an influence in the rap scene as the likes of Tupac, Biggie, Wu-Tang, NWA, KRS-One and many others, just a little more recent and for a different generation of rappers.

Now my son is a fan, and he has taught himself how to rap the really fast part in Rap God (clean version, of course...he's only 12). But I must say, when I'm feeling defeated at something I'm doing, I can throw on "Lose Yourself" and get right back into it with a new motivation.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

That's some skilled stuffed to be able rap out the lyrics of 'Rap God'. I got all his earlier stuff down pat.. but I still strugle with Rap God, lol.

Anyway... some motivational stuff, to help you get off your arse and achieve.

From 8 mile.


From the Eminem Show



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 11:34 AM
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Hey OP... is your name really Stan? lol, just kidding. I like his music and now so do my teenagers. Little tired of his whing about the ex... dude needs to get over it.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

As a headbanger from days of old, he can find a cave and sacrifice himself to the Gods of Drop C.

Metal is associated with everything evil yet rap (crap with a silent C) is revered despite the fact that the "musicians" steals loops from other musos, and the artists have been accused of assaulting women and exploiting upcoming artists.

And yet Metal is the devil's music.


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posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: igloo

Yeah man, just call me a 'stan' tragic... I'll be proud to take the title.

I can't get over my lying cheating ex either.







Oh, and lets not forget about the grand finale,




posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 11:58 AM
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I can't get over my lying cheating ex either.


Then take that news with a grain of salt despite the result, hurting a woman is the lower than the zero you readily believed to be a hero.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Subaeruginosa



I can't get over my lying cheating ex either.


Then take that news with a grain of salt despite the result, hurting a woman is the lower than the zero you readily believed to be a hero.


I agree 100%. Which is one of the reasons why Eminem is so awesome.

Just imagine all the dudes who just released all there anger by simply rapping out to an Eminem album... Rather than being slammed into the ground, then cuffed and arrested for domestic assault charges.


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posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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He's great at what he does but the content is all a bit narcissistic and shallow for my liking. He also isn't that original, chino XL used that style years before Eminem ever showed up at the rap olympics. There are certainly more relevant, intelligent and skilled rappers out there.

I love metal too, there's good music to be found in all genres if you dig hard enough imo.


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posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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Absolutely horrid, uninspired tripe. It's not hard to see why it resonates since there is so much clueless trash in society. It's non-music. Anyone with real taste knows the dude is a joke. Rap was ruined by acts like this.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: IridiumFlareMadness
Absolutely horrid, uninspired tripe. It's not hard to see why it resonates since there is so much clueless trash in society. It's non-music. Anyone with real taste knows the dude is a joke. Rap was ruined by acts like this.


Well, his the 12th best selling musician of all time, over 115 million albums sold.

So obviously theirs a lot of people who beg to differ on your opinion of him. I mean, when your as brutally offensive as Eminem is and can still sell over 115 million albums, your obviously doing something right.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 05:55 AM
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It's pretty easy to bash rap/hip-hop and the whole persona these types of guys invent and make money off. But whether you think he is the Antichrist or you are his number one fan, there is no denying that he is a gifted lyricist as has been mentioned by others already. His ability to make puns and rhyme words in the manner in which he manages to do is remarkable. I have not really listened to anything post 2004 of his, so not sure if he has lost his edge or not.

One of my favourites of his is called Hailie's Song (From 2002's The Eminem Show), which is a little different to most of his other stuff.

(Vulgar language).




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posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:30 AM
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Lyrically speaking, E is a genius.

I may not like the actual lyrics, but his sentence structures and put togethers are really something else. I think that's why everybody took to him so quickly and he landed in the top 20.

It's just not something you see at all. A dude who doesn't look like ANYBODY in the industry spittin' fire with the best of 'em.

That and his willingness to be a giant dick for years and then soften himself up and become a bit more humble. Maybe not in the lyrics portion of things, but that whole Elton John performance at the Grammy's a few years back was really good for his image.

~Tenth



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:47 AM
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40 years old and his still sporting them nike airs and topping those charts, like it was nothing... What a legend!




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