52 years ago today, Hip-Hop pioneer Eminem, real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III, was born. For many, the legendary Detroit emcee, oftentimes referred to as “Slimshady”, is the greatest rapper of all time and continues to impact the pure Hip-Hop sound across the world.
The “Lose Yourself” rapper is further behind vehemently popularising rap music, diss records and the cutthroat art of battle rap in the U.S. and Europe. His unapologetic rap discography, which first surfaced via his cold full-length debut “Infinite” in 1996, is home to cult rap records throughout 11 studio albums and trendsetting guest verses.
Eminem’s seventh studio album “Recovery” is 8x RIAA Platinum and “Encore” is 5x RIAA Platinum. Further, “The Eminem Show” is a Certified Diamond Record. However, Eminem’s influence transcends certifications and top chartings.
After decades of dominance, Eminem might have taken a brief sabbatical from rap music. Yet, his relevance doesn’t fade away.
Most recently, Eminem’s unreleased guest verse surfaced on a huge Kanye West 3 album leak. The Detroit native recently walked the ring during Terence Crawford‘s incendiary welterweight boxing championship match against archenemy Errol Spence Jr.
Reportedly, Eminem is slated to feature on Hip-Hop veteran LL Cool J’s forthcoming 14th album too.
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Stream Eminem’s iconic rap LP ‘The Marshall Mathers’ via Spotify.