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For decades Vanilla Ice remained Rap’s lone “Great White Hope”, until one Marshall Mathers entered the fray and proved to the rest of the music community that rhythm and flow was not governed by skin color.
Raised amidst the urban decay of Detroit, Mathers participated in freestyle battles, performing under his now infamous pseudonym “M&M” which was later altered to Eminem to avoid confusion with candied treat as well as an expensive lawsuit.
Eminem burst onto the music scene in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP and its incredibly popular first single “My Name Is”, whose regular airings on MTV’s Total Request Live catapulted the album into multiplatinum status.
The controversial rapper followed its success the next year with the critically acclaimed The Marshall Mathers LP, whose hit songs “The Way I Am”, “The Real Slim Shady”, and “Stan”, secured his place amongst the rapping elite.
Influenced by: The Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G.