His real name’s Marshall Mathers, and you know the personage we’re talking about. Yes, the music world knows him as Eminem. There is an ongoing dispute that Eminem appears to be the last great artist of generation X or even the first great artist of the millennial generation. Obviously, any of these assumptions would be appropriate. He's 37 currently, though his music first arose at a time when the music industry was dominated by the first wave of millennial glitz and glamour, such as meaningless rap lyrics, boy bands and bling.
He turned to be the counter-culture of the early millennial generation, the answer to N'sync, Britney Spears as well as the Backstreet Boys. He might be associated with the generation X age group if we use a strict definition of the generation's age range, though his music turns to be powerful at a time when millennials were just growing up.
In 1999, his first album dubbed "The Real Slim Shady" LP grasped the attention of the music business as well as millennial generation upon its release. At a time when a great number of rappers were stuck in the negating fashions of clichés just like the hood life, Eminem dared to push the limits of rap by simply abandoning the genre's familiar themes of drugs, sex, money with more lyrical power as well as imagination than any of his contemporaries. As the wave of changes in the music industry fades away, that’s his lyrical skills along with subtle mastery of music, which brings a generation together and still resonates with fans today. Eminem happens to be is a living proof that hip-hop is capable of breaking racism and intolerance, thus enabling folks of different ethnic backgrounds to work together. His music has done what others couldn’t - he managed to create an unbreakable bond between whites and blacks.
Ever since Eminem managed to break out from the underground world of unknown performers and into the mainstream of the music industry in 1999, he has amazed audiences as well as critics with his unique ability to tell stories via music and rapid-fire wordplay. In his six-minute song “Rap God”, Eminem ponders his true place in the music industry as a white rap performer.
In many of his lines Eminem is used to rapping at a supersonic speed simultaneously meshing humor with fierce reality. That’s ironic how the performer is rapping so rapidly, yet he’s telling that he wants his words to mean something to his followers.
His real name’s Marshall Mathers, and you know the personage we’re talking about. Yes, the music world knows him as Eminem. There is an ongoing dispute that Eminem appears to be the last great artist of generation X or even the first great artist of the millennial generation. Obviously, any of these assumptions would be appropriate.