He was born with the name Marshall Bruce Mathers III to a 15 year old mother in Missouri. Struggling through a tough environment and situations, he turned to rhyming words and music for an escape, and found a path towards a great music career.
Also known as Slim Shady, Eminem has sold more than 8 million records in the US and even made a movie. Tough times weren’t behind him though, which is obvious in the quotes he has to offer the world.
“I am who I am and I say what I think. I’m not putting a face on for the record.”
“Love, when spelled backwards and read phonetically, reads evil.”
“I try to keep it positive and play it cool; shoot up the playground and tell the kids to stay in school.”
“I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.”
“I’m not Mr. Friendly; I can be a prick. If you tempt me, my tank is on empty.”
“Don’t do drugs, don’t have unprotected sex and don’t be violent. Leave that to me.”
“Don’t even try to judge me dude, you don’t know what the fuck I’ve been through.”
“Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.”
“I’m so tired of this, I could blow. Fire in the hole.”
“I can’t tell you what it really is. I can only tell you what it feels like.”
“Why do I act like I’m all high and mighty when inside I’m dying? I’ve finally realized that I need help.”
“I don’t hate women — they just sometimes make me mad.”
“When I die, so does hip hop.”
“I come from Detroit, where it’s rough, and I’m not a smooth talker.”