Crossing the Line


Author: Martin Huxley

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429975742

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 5942

"God sent me to piss the world off," Eminem boasts on his breakthrough hit "My Name Is." A grandiose claim to be sure, but it's hard to imagine another rapper generating as much controversy and outrage as this bleach-blonde Detroit MC outlaw while still selling millions of records and becoming a hero to pop fans and hardcore hip-hop purists alike. The sharp-tongued product of crushing poverty and an unstable homelife, Eminem is much more than the goofy smartass he usually portrays himself as. Beyond the artist's inventive rhyming skills and appealingly warped lyrical persona, the multi-platinum major-label albums The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP present a dark, psychologically complex character whose vivid, vengeful rhymes embody a timely collision of Midwestern white trash and urban hip-hop cultures, while portraying an unpredictably violent yet absurdly hilarious world. Adopting the cartoonish yet unsettling persona of Slim Shady, Eminem spins colorfully absurd narratives involving sadistic violence while reflecting the tortured psyche of a deeply conflicted character whose real-life pain lurks beneath the surface of his outrageous alter ego. It's those contradictions that help make Eminem a uniquely compelling artist whose primal appeal transcends boundaries of race and musical genre. Eminem: Crossing the Line, the first biography ever written of this unique pop-culture icon, offers a fascinating peek into the strange and twisted world of Slim Shady.


Grammy-Winning Rapper


Author: David Aretha

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614784388

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1719

Contemporary Lives introduces prominent people in present-day culture and explores how these headliners are currently making names for themselves while becoming successful business people and influencing society. Through a chronological narrative that builds a well-rounded foundation for the reader, these books also show the biographical side of each star. Readers will be left with a clear picture of who the person is, what he or she has contributed thus far in life socially and culturally, and why each individual has such a large fan base--in essence, showing why these subjects are considered markers of Contemporary Lives. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Eminem: In My Skin


Author: Barnaby Legg,Jim McCarthy,"Flameboy"

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783238348

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 3536

A new Graphic Novel from the creative team behind the best-selling Godspeed: The Kurt Cobain Graphic. This is a story about the world's one and only true crossover rap superstar, one that is as profound and profane as the man himself. From Government housing slums in Detroit to the bling-bling penthouses of the Hip-Hop monarchy, Marshall Mathers has had quite a journey. In My Skin documents a life that is angry, vivid and shockingly honest. Using the stories, characters and rantings from his albums, a dramatic, operatic and highly comedic adventure is told. In addition to biographical events, the authors draw on the self-created characters that exist in Eminem's music.



Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438141076


Page: N.A

View: 708


My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem

Setting the Record Straight on My Life as Eminem's Mother


Author: Debbie Nelson

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597775967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 7306

Provides a detailed account of the rap musician's childhood and early career from the perspective of his mother, including behavioral problems and depression in his youth and his fabricated past that slandered his mother.

Cleaning Out My Closet

Eminem : the Stories Behind Every Song


Author: David Stubbs

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781560255536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 8269

Traces the life of Marshall Mathers III, the rap artist known as Eminem, and describes how the contradictions in his character and his painful upbringing are reflected in each of his songs.



Author: Christie Brewer Boyd

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420509675

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 1902

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is one of the world's best-selling artists. According to Billboard.com, ten of Eminem's albums have held the number-one spot on the Billboard 200. In addition to his prolific music career, Eminem has also stared in the film 8 Mile, a semi-autobiographic movie that centers around hip-hop. Supporting social studies and biography assignments, this compelling volume provides readers with a balanced biographical overview of rapper Eminem. Chapters discuss his childhood and early career, his sudden rise to stardom, and his music's often controversial subject matter.


Hip-Hop Mogul


Author: Jeff Burlingame

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1622852079

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8473

With a childhood that was made up of no father, being beat up by schoolmates, and dropping out of high school, no one expected much from Eminem, but in that same childhood, Eminem would find an escape from it all through hip-hop music. Not only does this hip-hop biography stress his struggles coming up, but it highlights how Eminem has become one of the most successful hip-hop stars of all-time.

Whatever You Say I Am

The Life And Times Of Eminem


Author: Anthony Bozza

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409057011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2415

Eminem is currently the world's biggest and most controversial music star. He has been blasted for what many of his critics regard as overtly homophobic and misogynistic lyrics, and resented both for his record-breaking commercial success and being a white man in a black genre. But Eminem's sheer talent has transcended such condemnation and established him as the most important figure to come out of popular music since Kurt Cobain. Whatever You Say I Am - based on exclusive interviews with members of Eminem's family, key figures in the music business, sociologists and reviewers and featuring previously unpublished photographs - is the first book to reveal the man behind the controversy. Most crucially, Anthony Bozza's unprecedented access to Eminem himself makes him uniquely qualified to answer the big question - why does Eminem matter? The answer is found in Eminem's unlikely life story, in his extraordinary ascent to super-stardom and in an analysis of his music and lyrics. Whatever You Say I Am will keep Eminem's legions of fans riveted, and will enlighten his critics.