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Eminem (Marshall Bruce Mathers III) is an American rapper and producer born in 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was the number one selling artist in the United States during the 2000s. Eminem. He has released the albums InfiniteThe Slim Shady LPThe Marshall Mathers LPThe Eminem ShowEncoreRelapseRecovery, and The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Eminem also starred in the films 8 Mile and The Wash. Awards he has attained include13 Grammy Awards, 10 American Music Awards, and 17 Billboard Music Awards. He was formerly married to Kim Mathers and has three children.

2 May, 2017

Lose Yourself writer: New Zealand ad is ‘blatant rip-off’

Makes Statement

Bass, who wrote the guitar riff for Eminem’s Lose Yourself, testifies in the High Court in Wellington about the development of the song with co-writer Luis Resto, who replaced some of the guitar elements with keyboards in order to remove some of the rock feel of the song without losing the hip hop tone.

I picked up a guitar and started playing that opening guitar chord. At that time, I didn’t know if it was a song or not. It took [Eminem] a number of months to author the perfect lyrics that were just right for the beat…It really developed in a little studio we had set up in his trailer [when he was filming 8 Mile].

He denies the chords sound like Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir and says that while he’d heard the chords played before, he’d never heard them in that particular rhythm– by putting an accent on the third beat he says it was as if he was playing guitar and drums at the same time.

The intention was to create a tense, hypnotic feeling. It starts playing, and never goes away. Along with that drum beat, it actually will hypnotize you, where you are feeling that something’s going to happen.

When asked about the National Party’s song:

It’s a blatant rip-off…[It sounds like] Lose Yourself Lite…It doesn’t taste so good, though.

1 May, 2017

Eminem lawsuit against New Zealand political party begins


A New Zealand court hears opening arguments in a copyright trial taken by Eminem’s music publishers against the National Party, the county’s largest political party. A judge and nine lawyers listen to Lose Yourself, the track that the publishers claim was used on a 2014 political ad without permission. The party has previously said it purchased the track through an Australian-based supplier and doesn’t believe it has infringed anyone’s copyright. Eminem’s lawyers tell the court that the National Party had wanted a song that was edgy and modern but showed the party was dependable, and quoted from National Party emails, which described the song as an Eminem “sound-alike,” and said:

I guess the question we’re asking, if everyone thinks it’s Eminem, and it’s listed as Eminem Esque, how can we be confident that Eminem doesn’t say we’re ripping him off?

Eminem’s lawyers say that the artist does not allow his music to be used for political purposes of any kind. The trial is expected to last six days.

25 Aug, 2015

Farrakhan, Eminem meet

Makes Statement

In an over 2 1/2-hour dinner in Eminem’s Detroit hotel room, Farrakhan talks about the responsibilities that stars like Eminem have toward society to influence people positively. Spokesperson:

It was a beautiful discussion. Eminem was engaged. His manager (Paul Rosenberg) was engaged. It was a great time and experience…[Farrakhan talked to Eminem about] using his influence and using his power through rap music and hip-hop culture to influence people positively, so our children, our youth, can grow into more positive humans.


24 Nov, 2014

‘It just breaks my heart’

Eminem apologizes for his offensive lyrics in his new single Guts Over Fear, less than a week after a preview of his single Vegas, where he raps about raping Iggy Azalea, leaks. Guts Over Fear lyrics:

It just breaks my heart to look at all the pain I caused. The pain spawns all the anger on, but it wasn’t until I put the pain in song, learned who to aim it on, that I made a spark.

21 Nov, 2014

Responds to Eminem lyrics

Azalea responds to lyrics in the song Vegas which apparently refer to raping her:

‘It’s especially awkward because my 14-year-old brother is the biggest Eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!

20 Nov, 2014

Responds to Eminem’s ‘rape whistle’ lyrics

Iggy Azalea responds via Twitter to a leaked snippet of Eminem’s new song Vegas, which asks her to put away ‘the rape whistle’. Leaked lyrics:

Unless you’re Nicki/grab you by the wrist let’s ski/so what’s it gon be/put that s**t away Iggy/You don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me.

Iggy Azalea’s Twitter response:

25 Aug, 2014

Guts Over Fear

The artist releases his single featuring Sia, Guts Over Fear, from the album, Shady XV. Eminem wrote this song as the closing credits for the movie, The Equalizer.


5 Feb, 2014

Headlights (Explicit)

The artist releases his single featuring,Nate Ruess, Headlights,  from the album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Eminem after being asked why he decides to apologize to his mother in the song:

What I said on that record is what I have to say about it and I put it out there and that’s pretty much all I’m gonna probably say about that,. Everything I needed to say and get off my chest I said it. So there’s no need for me to even elaborate on it. Headlights is a really personal song for him that he doesn’t want to say any more.

24 Jan, 2014

Like Toy Soldiers

Single Release

The artist releases his single, Like Toy Soldiers, from the album, Encore. The song is about feuds in the rap community. It is common practice for rappers to sling insults at each other in their songs, and this often leads to violence. Eminem compares the rappers to toy soldiers, who are being controlled by someone else, which in many cases is a record company that sells albums and profits from the controversy.

5 Dec, 2013

Rolling Stone cover

Magazine Cover

xwarl2l6xyzl2l6wEminem appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He talks about how hip-hop saved his life and channeling the Beastie Boys.

I knew we were about to show the ‘Berzerk’ video, so I was doing what I call the Berzerk face. The whole song to me feels like vintage Beastie Boys. And you know the ‘Pass the Mic’ video where Ad-Rock is making that face, kind of not looking the camera? I was doing my own version.

30 Nov, 2013

Rap God

Eminem releases the music video for the Rap God single from MMLP2 album. 

28 Oct, 2013

The Monster

Rihanna and Eminem collaborate on The Monster from Eminem’s album, Marshall Mathers LP 2. 

Marshall Mathers LP 2, is not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation. So there’s not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that. To me, it’s more about the vibe, and it’s more about the nostalgia.

14 Oct, 2013

Rap God (Explicit)

The artist releases his single,  Rap God, from the album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The six minute long track finds Em spitting frenzied rhymes about reigning in Rap over DVLP’s Trap beat. He references and pokes fun at several celebrities, mentioning the kerfuffle between Fabolous and Ray-J, and also the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s affair. He even gives a nod to the superhero Thor.

31 May, 2013

Shady Records interview


Eminem chats about his rap flow, rap influences, respect from his peers, goals and the next generation of rappers.

My number one goal getting into hip hop would be just to get the respect from other MC’s.

28 May, 2012

Drug addiction interview


The rapper speaks on his past drug addiction, rehab, relapse and being introduced to the drug Ambien.

When I came out of rehab I was clean for three weeks total. I only stayed in rehab for two weeks because when I went to rehab it felt like everyone else was ready for me to go but I wasn’t ready myself.

20 Dec, 2011

60 Minutes interview


Eminem speaks on respect, his childhood, his passion for metaphors and the English language.

I just felt like I want to have all these words at my disposal in my vocabulary at all times whenever I needed to pull them out.

15 Sep, 2011

1Xtra interview


Eminem chats about being back in the spotlight, early studio sessions, past drug addiction and sobriety.

The rest of the year I am going to focus on putting out Relapse 2 and go back and help Dre with whatever he needs for his record input or whatever and make sure 50’s album comes out right.

25 Jul, 2011

Discusses Tupac’s death

Eminem chats about rapping over Tupac tracks and setting a standard in the music industry.

I got a bunch of Tupac acapella’s and went crazy with them. I banged out a bunch of tracks.

8 Mar, 2011

Space Bound

The artist releases his single, Space Bound,  from the album, Recovery. Producer and songwriter Jim Jonsin produced the track. Jonsin about the artist:

He was open to ideas. He was real respectful to my craft. He let me do what I do. He asked me ideas on some of the lyrics. We had ideas for lyric changes. Certain words may or may not work on radio. We talked about that. He had a setup outside of the room to do production, but I’d rather be in the room where he was at, and he was cool with that. And I knocked out a couple of joints in there while he was in there with me. He was pretty open and he let me do my thing. He did his thing. It was a pretty good experience.

13 Feb, 2011

Wins Grammy


Eminem wins Grammys for Best Rap Solo Performance for Not Afraid and Best Rap Album for Recovery.

This is crazy. I just want to thank everybody who helped me put the record together.

5 Oct, 2010

No Love

Single Release

The artist releases his single, No Love, featuring Lil Wayne,  from the album, Recovery. Eminem:

I did a song with Wayne called ‘Drop the World for his album and we had just agreed to do an even swap, so I wanted him on my album. I kind of waited, and when [producer] Just Blaze had finished that beat we jumped on it.

5 Jun, 2010

Jonathan Ross Show interview


The rapper speaks about his influences, doing more movies and changing his direction toward writing.

I love music so much this is my passion, this is what I want to do. Not saying that I won’t do a movie ever again but this is me.

27 May, 2010

Love The Way You Lie

Single Release

The artist releases his single, Love The Way You Lie, featuring Rihanna,  from the album, Recovery. Rihanna:

They reached out to us directly and they just said, ‘We have this song and we just think Rihanna would be perfect to sing it, And, of course, I was like, ‘OK, if I love it, I’ll definitely do it, because I love Eminem.’ And I love the song. It’s really beautiful, and it really stands out. It’s a really unique record. I’m really excited about it.

11 Aug, 2009


The artist releases his single, Beautiful, from the album, Relapse.

One of the only reasons that I put that track on there is that I feel like it’s the best song out of that batch that I did when I wasn’t sober. At the time I felt like, ‘This is it for me.’ I wrote the first verse and a half in rehab, and when I came out, I finished it. It was the only song that marks that period without bringing me back to that place. Every other track not only didn’t fit with the album, but when I listened to it, it would bring up bad memories.

23 Mar, 2009

3 a.m.

The artist releases his single, 3 a.m., from the album, Relapse.

In that song I relapse in a rehab facility or something like it. I just black out and f–king kill everybody. I was trying to create a triple entendre with the [album] title: relapsing literally, going back to the old days – just blacking the f–k out and killing everyone. I wanted to paint a picture for the listener, to make them feel like they are in the story and part of it as each line progresses.

7 Mar, 2009

We Made You

The artist releases his single, We Made You, from the album, Relapse. The song was produced by Dr. Dre. He and 50 Cent make cameo appearances in the music video.

17 Jan, 2006

Shake That

The artist releases his single, Shake That, featuring Nate Dogg,  from the album, Curtain Call: The Hits.

19 Nov, 2005

When I’m Gone

The artist releases his single, When I’m Gone, from the album, Curtain Call: The Hits. This song is about how the artist feels that he has to take a break from his music eventually because he’s afraid of losing his daughter Hailie, and he wants to have a normal life with his daughter and wife. He’s tells his fans not to be sad that he is going to go, and that he’s always thinking of them and his family.

25 Sep, 2004

Just Lose It

The artist releases his single Just Lose It,  from the album, Encore.

The controversial video pokes fun at Michael Jackson, which upset him. Jackson complained about the video, and although Eminem wouldn’t apologize, a few networks (like B.E.T.) refused to play it at his request.

8 Feb, 2004

Wins Grammy


Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song for Lose Yourself.


23 Feb, 2003

Wins Grammy


Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Rap Album for The Eminem Show, and Best Short Form Music Video for Without Me.

Thank you, cause I learn from all of you.

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