Detroit son and controversy king Eminem made a much-anticipated return the top of the charts in 2013 with The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his sixth consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Donning his signature bleached buzzcut at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Em performed album singles "Berzerk" and "Rap God," leaving little doubt in the minds of ticket buyers that he's as passionate about his highly personal songs as ever. Eminem rose to success under the tutelage of Dr. Dre, making his debut with 1999's breakout The Slim Shady LP. Since then, he has proven himself to be a touring juggernaut, radio sensation, and consistent force on the hip hop charts, releasing a string of No. 1 records throughout the 2000s. In addition to collaborations with Rihanna, Elton John and mentor Dre., he is also credited with discovering and signing Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. His autobiographical early tracks describing his experiences as a white rapper in Michigan culminated in the 2002 film 8 Mile, which starred Eminem as himself and contained the song “Lose Yourself,” an opus about his early life in underground rap battles that earned him an Oscar for Best Original Song. At his 2013 live concerts, Em has been treating fans to his greatest hits and cuts from the new album, building anticipation for 2014's The Rapture Tour.
Published Jan 21,2015 7:43 AM / Tara Hall
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