Life and career — Bruce left the family, moving to California  and having two other children: In Missouri, they lived in several places, including St. Joseph, Savannah , and Kansas City. One bully, De'Angelo Bailey, severely injured Eminem's head mentioned in his song "Brain Damage" ; Debbie filed a lawsuit against the school in , which was dismissed the following year. When Polkinghorn committed suicide in , Eminem stopped speaking for days and did not attend his funeral.
When her son became famous, Debbie was unimpressed by suggestions that she was a less-than-ideal mother, contending that she sheltered him and was responsible for his success. In , Debbie allowed runaway Kimberly Ann "Kim" Scott to stay at their home; several years later, Eminem began an on-and-off relationship with Scott.
Although he was interested in English , he never explored literature preferring comic books and disliked math and social studies. When she left to play bingo, he would blast the stereo and write songs. Early career, Infinite and family struggles Eminem in Germany, As Eminem's reputation grew, he was recruited by several rap groups; the first was the New Jacks. After they disbanded he joined Soul Intent , who released a single on their self-titled EP featuring Proof.
The case was dismissed when the victim did not appear in court. During this period, Eminem's rhyming style, primarily inspired by rappers Nas , Esham and AZ , lacked the comically violent slant for which he later became known.
I had, like, forty dollars to get her something. The character allowed him to express his anger with lyrics about drugs, rape, and murder. Iovine played the tape for record producer Dr. Dre , founder of Aftermath Entertainment and founding member of hip-hop group N. Dre recalled, "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played this, I said, 'Find him. I'm just a little white boy from Detroit.
I had never seen stars, let alone Dr. Although it was one of the year's most popular albums certified triple platinum by the end of the year ,  he was accused of imitating the style and subject matter of underground rapper Cage. It sold 1,, copies in its first week, breaking US records held by Snoop Dogg 's Doggystyle for fastest-selling hip hop album and Britney Spears ' Baby One More Time for fastest-selling solo album.
Although Eminem parodied shock rocker Marilyn Manson in the music video for "My Name Is", they are reportedly on good terms; Manson is mentioned in "The Way I Am", appeared in its music video and has performed a live remix of the song with Eminem.
Eminem, under fire for homophobic lyrics, shared the stage with a gay icon for a performance of "Stan" that would have been memorable in any context. The Eminem Show was released in May It was another success, reaching number one on the charts and selling over 1. The Eminem Show certified Diamond by the RIAA examines the effects of Eminem's rise to fame, his relationship with his wife and daughter and his status in the hip-hop community, addressing an assault charge brought by a bouncer he saw kissing his wife in Its sales were partially driven by the first single, " Just Lose It ", which contained slurs about Michael Jackson.
On October 12, , a week after the release of "Just Lose It", Jackson phoned the Los Angeles-based Steve Harvey radio show to report his displeasure with its video which parodies Jackson's child molestation trial, plastic surgery and the incident when Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a commercial.
Many of Jackson's friends and supporters spoke out against the video, including Stevie Wonder who described it as "kicking a man while he's down" and "bullshit"  and Steve Harvey who said, "Eminem has lost his ghetto pass.
We want the pass back". So the irony of this situation with Michael is not lost on me. The song criticized President George W. Bush as "This weapon of mass destruction that we call our president", with lyrics including "Fuck Bush". When they break in, it is learned that they are there to register to vote; the video ends with "VOTE Tuesday November 2".
After Bush's reelection, the video's ending was changed to Eminem and the protesters invading the White House during a speech by the president. Rumors began early in the year about a double album to be released late that year, entitled The Funeral;  the greatest hits album , entitled Curtain Call: The Hits , was released in December. In July the Detroit Free Press reported a possible final bow for Eminem as a solo performer, quoting members of his inner circle as saying that he would embrace the roles of producer and label executive.
The day of Curtain Call: Denying that he was retiring, he suggested he would take a break as an artist: This is the reason that we called it 'Curtain Call', because this could be the final thing. The Re-Up on Shady Records. In August he canceled the European leg of the tour, later announcing that he had entered drug rehabilitation for treatment of a "dependency on sleep medication".
The Hits was released December 6, by Aftermath Entertainment. It feels good right now, the energy of the label. For a while, I didn't want to go back to the studio I went through some personal things. I'm coming out of those personal things [and] it feels good. You know, the more I keep producing the better it seems like I get 'cause I just start knowing stuff. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on 'Relapse'. We are up to our old mischievous ways Relapse, the first, was released on May 19; its first single and music video, " We Made You ", had been released on April 7.
It sold more than five million copies worldwide. He landed buttocks-first on Eminem, who stormed out of the ceremony; three days later, Eminem said that the stunt had been staged. On November 19, he announced on his website that Relapse: Refill would be released on December The album was a re-release of Relapse with seven bonus tracks, including " Forever " and "Taking My Ball".
Eminem described the CD: I want to deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned Hopefully these tracks on The Refill will tide the fans over until we put out Relapse 2 next year I got back in with Dre and then a few more producers, including Just Blaze, and went in a completely different direction which made me start from scratch.
The new tracks started to sound very different than the tracks I originally intended to be on Relapse 2, but I still want the other stuff to be heard.
Although his followers thought he was not releasing an album, he had changed its title to Recovery and confirmed this by tweeting "RECOVERY" with a link to his website. I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year. But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album.
The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title. Recovery remained atop the Billboard chart for five consecutive weeks of a seven-week total. B and Keyshia Cole.
Later that year, he performed at the Activison E3 concert. The first two concerts quickly sold out, prompting an additional show in each city. Unlike the original, Rihanna is the lead vocalist and it is sung from the female perspective. Dre and Skylar Grey. The Sequel , was released on June 14, The Sequel in a month period. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Eminem announced on May 24, , that he was working on his next album,  scheduled for release the following year.
According to a press release, the first single from Eminem's eighth album would be released soon. Three more singles followed: Its standard version had 16 tracks, and the deluxe version included a second disc with five additional tracks. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was Eminem's seventh album to debut atop the Billboard , and had the year's second-largest first-week sales. The first American artist with seven consecutive UK number-one albums, he is tied with The Beatles for second place for the most consecutive chart-topping UK albums.
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard chart, with first-week sales of , copies in the United States. The set includes seven of Eminem's eight studio albums excluding Infinite , the 8 Mile soundtrack, the compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up , and the greatest hits collection Curtain Call: Eminem is the executive producer of the soundtrack on the sports drama Southpaw , with Shady Records.
The first single from the soundtrack called ' Phenomenal ' was released on June 2, The interview streamed online on the Beats 1 radio on  July 1, Eminem appeared on the public access show Only in Monroe, produced in Monroe, Michigan , and was interviewed by guest host Stephen Colbert for an episode that aired July 1, In the episode Eminem sang snippets of Bob Seger songs at Colbert's prompting and briefly discussed Southpaw.
The True Story of Infinite. In the song, Eminem calls the newly elected President Donald Trump a "bitch", and also raps about raping conservative social and political commentator Ann Coulter , who is a Trump supporter, with a variety of foreign objects. Coulter responded to the lyrics, stating, "I think it's unfortunate that the left, from Berkeley to Eminem with his rap songs, has normalized violence against women, as Eminem has done.
Dre posted a video confirming the album's release date as December 15, On January 5, , the second single " River " was released, which featured Ed Sheeran. As a result, he became the first musical act to have eight entries in a row debut atop the chart.