Eminem
Born:
17 October 1972
Country:
US
Genres:
Rap, R&B
Releases:
321
Biography: To call Eminem hip-hop’s Elvis is correct to a degree, but it’s largely inaccurate. Certainly, Eminem was the first white rapper since the Beastie Boys to garner both sales and critical respect, but his impact exceeded this confining distinction. On sheer verbal skills, Eminem was one of the greatest MCs of his generation -- rapid, fluid, dexterous, and unpredictable, as capable of pulling off long-form narrative as he was delivering a withering aside -- and thanks to his mentor Dr. Dre, he had music to match: thick, muscular loops that evoked the terror and paranoia Em’s music conjured. And, to be certain, a great deal of the controversy Eminem courted -- and during the turn of the millennium, there was no greater pop cultural bogeyman than Marshall Mathers -- came through in how his violent fantasias, often directed at his mother or his wife, intertwined with flights of absurdity that appealed to listeners too young to absorb the psychodramas Eminem explored on his hit albums, The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP. With hits “My Name Is” and “The Real Slim Shady,” he ruled the airwaves, but it wasn’t long before some detractors acknowledged his depth, helped in part by singles like the mournful “Stan,” written from the perspective of an obsessed fan. Eminem capitalized on this forward momentum by crossing over onto the big screen with 8 Mile, earning acclaim for his performance and an Oscar for the film’s anthem “Lose Yourself,” but a number of demons led him to shut down for the second half of the decade, an absence that proved life is indeed empty without Em, before he returned in 2009 with Relapse. Born Marshall Mathers in the Kansas City suburb St. Joseph, Eminem spent his childhood between Missouri and Michigan, settling in Detroit by his teens. At the age of 14, he began rapping with a high-school friend, the two adopting the names "Manix" and "M&M," which soon morphed into Eminem. Under this name, Mathers entered battle rapping, a struggle dramatized in the fictionalized 8 Mile. Initially, the predominantly African-American audience didn’t embrace Eminem, but soon his skills gained him a reputation, and he was recruited to join several rap groups. The first of these was the New Jacks, and after they disbanded, he joined Soul Intent, who released a single in 1995. This single also featured Proof and the two rappers broke off on their own to form D-12, a six-member crew that functioned more as a Wu-Tang-styled collective than a regularly performing group. As he was struggling to establish his career, he and his girlfriend Kim had a daughter, Hailey, forcing him to spend less time rapping and more time providing for his family. During this time, he assembled his first album, Infinite, which received some underground attention in 1996, not all of it positive. After its release, Eminem developed his Slim Shady alter ego, a persona that freed him to dig deep into his dark id, something he needed as he faced a number of personal upheavals, beginning with a bad split with Kim, which led him to move in with his mother and increase his use of drugs and alcohol, capped off with an unsuccessful suicide attempt. All this Sturm und Drang was channeled into The Slim Shady EP, which is where he first demonstrated many of the quirks that became his trademark, including his twitchy, nasal rhyming and disturbingly violent imagery. The Slim Shady EP opened many doors, the most notable of them being a contract with Interscope Records. After Eminem came in second at the 1997 Rap Olympics MC Battle in Los Angeles, Interscope head Jimmy Iovine sought out the rapper, giving the EP to Dr. Dre, who proved eager to work with Eminem. They quickly cut Em’s Interscope debut in the fall of 1998 -- during which time Marshall reconciled with Kim and married her -- and The Slim Shady LP appeared early in 1999, preceded by the single “My Name Is.” Both were instant blockbusters and Eminem turned into a lightning rod for attention, earning praise and disdain for his violent, satirical fantasias. Eminem quickly followed The Slim Shady LP with The Marshall Mathers LP in the summer of 2000. By this point, there was little doubt that Eminem was one of the biggest stars in pop music: the album sold by the truckload, selling almost two million copies within the first two weeks of release, but Mathers felt compelled to tweak other celebrities, provoking pop stars in his lyrics, and Insane Clown Posse’s entourage in person, providing endless fodder for tabloids. This gossip blended with growing criticism about his violent and homophobic lyrics, and under this fire, he reunited his old crew, D-12, releasing an album in 2001, then touring with the group. During this furor, he had his biggest hit in the form of the moody ballad “Stan.” Performed at the Grammys as a duet with Elton John, thereby undercutting some accusations of homophobia, the song helped Eminem to cross over to a middlebrow audience, setting the stage for the ultimate crossover of 2001’s 8 Mile. Directed by Curtis Hanson, best-known as the Oscar-nominated director of L.A. Confidential, the gritty drama fictionalized Eminem's pre-fame Detroit days and earned considerable praise, culminating in one of his biggest hits with the theme “Lose Yourself,” which won Mathers an Oscar. After all this, he retreated from the spotlight to record his third album, The Eminem Show. Preceded by the single “Without Me,” the album turned into another huge hit, albeit not quite as strong as its predecessor, and there were some criticisms suggesting that Eminem wasn’t expanding his horizons much. Encore, released late in 2004, did reach into more mature territory, notably on the anti-George W. Bush “Mosh,” but most of the controversy generated by the album was for behind-the-scenes events: a bus crash followed by canceled dates and a stint in rehab. Rumors of retirement flew, and the 2005 appearance of Curtain Call: The Hits did nothing to dampen them, nor did the turmoil of 2006, a year that saw Mathers re-marrying and divorcing Kim within a matter of four months, as well as the shooting death of Proof at a Detroit club. During all this, Em did some minor studio work, but soon he dropped off the radar completely, retreating to his Detroit home. He popped up here and there, most notably debuting the hip-hop channel Shade 45 for Sirius Satellite Radio in September 2008, but it wasn’t until early 2009 that he mounted a comeback with Relapse, an album whose very title alluded to some of Mathers’ struggles with prescription drugs, but also announced that after an extended absence, Slim Shady was back. While not quite a blockbuster, the album went platinum, and Eminem followed it at the end of the year with an expanded version of Relapse (dubbed Relapse: Refill) that added outtakes and new recordings. Recovery, initially titled Relapse 2, was issued in June 2010. The album debuted on top of the Billboard 200 chart, where it remained for five consecutive weeks, while its leadoff single, “Not Afraid,” debuted on top of the magazine’s Hot 100 singles chart.
Kamikaze
Kamikaze
Tracks: 13
Year: 2018
Killshot
Killshot
Tracks: 1
Year: 2018
Kamikaze
Kamikaze
Tracks: 13
Year: 2018
Killshot
Killshot
Tracks: 1
Year: 2018
Venom
Venom
Tracks: 1
Year: 2018
Revival
Revival
Tracks: 19
Year: 2017
Revival
Revival
Tracks: 19
Year: 2017
SHADYXV
SHADYXV
Tracks: 30
Year: 2014
Guts Over Fear
Guts Over Fear
Tracks: 1
Year: 2014
Collision Course 3
Collision Course 3
Tracks: 13
Year: 2014
Shady XV
Shady XV
Tracks: 29
Year: 2014
Guts Over Fear
Guts Over Fear
Tracks: 1
Year: 2014
Guts Over Fear (Single)
Guts Over Fear (Single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2014
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Tracks: 14
Year: 2013
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Tracks: 14
Year: 2013
Berzerk
Berzerk
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
Berzerk
Berzerk
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
The Monster
The Monster
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
The Monster
The Monster
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
Rap God (Single)
Rap God (Single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
Rap God
Rap God
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
Survival
Survival
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
The Monster
The Monster
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
Rap God
Rap God
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
Survival
Survival
Tracks: 1
Year: 2013
Trailer Park Celebrity
Trailer Park Celebrity
Tracks: 17
Year: 2012
My Life (Single)
My Life (Single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2012
Single Track (single)
Single Track (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2011
Outta Control
Outta Control
Tracks: 27
Year: 2011
Still Shady (Bootleg)
Still Shady (Bootleg)
Tracks: 19
Year: 2011
I Need A Doctor
I Need A Doctor
Tracks: 2
Year: 2011
I Need A Doctor
I Need A Doctor
Tracks: 2
Year: 2011
Space Bound (single)
Space Bound (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2011
Straight From The Vault (ep)
Straight From The Vault (ep)
Tracks: 9
Year: 2011
Look At Me Now
Look At Me Now
Tracks: 18
Year: 2011
Eminem Brisk Music (bootleg)
Eminem Brisk Music (bootleg)
Tracks: 17
Year: 2011
Despicable Freestyle
Despicable Freestyle
Tracks: 1
Year: 2010
Roman's Revenge (single)
Roman's Revenge (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2010
Classic Shit (single)
Classic Shit (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2010
Official Fake (Mixtape)
Official Fake (Mixtape)
Tracks: 15
Year: 2010
No Love (single)
No Love (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2010
Recovery (Deluxe Edition)
Recovery (Deluxe Edition)
Tracks: 19
Year: 2010
Live In Europe
Live In Europe
Tracks: 16
Year: 2010
The Shady Situation
The Shady Situation
Tracks: 14
Year: 2010
Roman's Revenge (single)
Roman's Revenge (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2010
Not Afraid (single)
Not Afraid (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2010
Recovery
Recovery
Tracks: 17
Year: 2010
Recovery
Recovery
Tracks: 17
Year: 2010
All She Wrote (single)
All She Wrote (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2010
Live From Comerica Park
Live From Comerica Park
Tracks: 22
Year: 2010
Back To The Basics
Back To The Basics
Tracks: 18
Year: 2010
Live In Europe
Live In Europe
Tracks: 15
Year: 2010
All Eyes On Me
All Eyes On Me
Tracks: 27
Year: 2010
Drop The World (single)
Drop The World (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2010
I Am Marshall (Bootleg)
I Am Marshall (Bootleg)
Tracks: 21
Year: 2010
Live In Europe
Live In Europe
Tracks: 15
Year: 2010
Road To Recovery
Road To Recovery
Tracks: 17
Year: 2010
Old Time's Sake (single)
Old Time's Sake (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2009
Relapse: Refill
Relapse: Refill
Tracks: 20
Year: 2009
We Made You
We Made You
Tracks: 4
Year: 2009
Relapse Refill
Relapse Refill
Tracks: 7
Year: 2009
Beautiful
Beautiful
Tracks: 4
Year: 2009
White America 2 (bootleg)
White America 2 (bootleg)
Tracks: 25
Year: 2009
3AM (single)
3AM (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2009
Crack A Bottle (single)
Crack A Bottle (single)
Tracks: 5
Year: 2009
Hell Breaks Loose (single)
Hell Breaks Loose (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2009
Relapse
Relapse
Tracks: 22
Year: 2009
We Made You (single)
We Made You (single)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2009
We Made You (single)
We Made You (single)
Tracks: 5
Year: 2009
Crack A Bottle (Promo CD)
Crack A Bottle (Promo CD)
Tracks: 5
Year: 2009
Drop the World (single)
Drop the World (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2009
3 A.M. (single)
3 A.M. (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2009
Forever (single)
Forever (single)
Tracks: 5
Year: 2009
Global Warning
Global Warning
Tracks: 18
Year: 2008
Live From New York City
Live From New York City
Tracks: 27
Year: 2007
Shake That
Shake That
Tracks: 4
Year: 2007
King Mathers
King Mathers
Tracks: 23
Year: 2007
You Don't Know (Promo CD)
You Don't Know (Promo CD)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2006
Get The Guns
Get The Guns
Tracks: 14
Year: 2006
The Pre-Up
The Pre-Up
Tracks: 32
Year: 2006
Smack That (Single)
Smack That (Single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2006
Piece Of Mind (Bootleg)
Piece Of Mind (Bootleg)
Tracks: 47
Year: 2006
The Freestyle Manual
The Freestyle Manual
Tracks: 32
Year: 2006
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
Tracks: 22
Year: 2006
Curtain Call: The Hits
Curtain Call: The Hits
Tracks: 17
Year: 2005
When I'm Gone
When I'm Gone
Tracks: 4
Year: 2005
Rare Tracks (Vol. 1)
Rare Tracks (Vol. 1)
Tracks: 20
Year: 2005
Live on VMA [06-09-2005]
Live on VMA [06-09-2005]
Tracks: 1
Year: 2005
Mockingbird (single)
Mockingbird (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2005
Welcome 2 Detroit (single)
Welcome 2 Detroit (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2005
Drama Setter (single)
Drama Setter (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2005
Curtain Call: The Hits
Curtain Call: The Hits
Tracks: 17
Year: 2005
The Anger Management Tour
The Anger Management Tour
Tracks: 20
Year: 2005
When I'm Gone (single)
When I'm Gone (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2005
Bad Meets Evil (Scary Music)
Bad Meets Evil (Scary Music)
Tracks: 19
Year: 2005
Just Lose It (single)
Just Lose It (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2004
Encore (Vinyl)
Encore (Vinyl)
Tracks: 21
Year: 2004
American Psycho II (single)
American Psycho II (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2004
Encore (Clean)
Encore (Clean)
Tracks: 20
Year: 2004
Eminem Is Back
Eminem Is Back
Tracks: 11
Year: 2004
The Eminem Collection Vol. 2
The Eminem Collection Vol. 2
Tracks: 20
Year: 2004
Mockingbird (12'')
Mockingbird (12'')
Tracks: 4
Year: 2004
Like Toy Soldiers (single)
Like Toy Soldiers (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2004
Off The Wall
Off The Wall
Tracks: 16
Year: 2004
Ass Like That
Ass Like That
Tracks: 5
Year: 2004
The Hits & Unreleased, Vol. 1
The Hits & Unreleased, Vol. 1
Tracks: 20
Year: 2004
E
E
Tracks: 18
Year: 2004
Just Lose It (remix)
Just Lose It (remix)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2004
Demons (Snippet)
Demons (Snippet)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2004
Encore (single)
Encore (single)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2004
Macosa (single)
Macosa (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2004
Hail Mary (single)
Hail Mary (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2003
Loose Mundin (single)
Loose Mundin (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2003
Diss Me, Diss You (2CD)
Diss Me, Diss You (2CD)
Tracks: 30
Year: 2003
Business / 'Till I Collapse
Business / 'Till I Collapse
Tracks: 7
Year: 2003
We As Americans (single)
We As Americans (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2003
The E True Hollywood Mixtape
The E True Hollywood Mixtape
Tracks: 35
Year: 2003
Business (12'')
Business (12'')
Tracks: 4
Year: 2003
Business (single)
Business (single)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2003
The Singles / The Way I Am
The Singles / The Way I Am
Tracks: 4
Year: 2003
Straight From The Lab
Straight From The Lab
Tracks: 7
Year: 2003
The Singles /  Lose Yourself
The Singles / Lose Yourself
Tracks: 3
Year: 2003
Without Me (Rocky) (single)
Without Me (Rocky) (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2003
Patiently Waiting (single)
Patiently Waiting (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2003
The Singles / Wanksta
The Singles / Wanksta
Tracks: 1
Year: 2003
Business (single)
Business (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2003
Can I Bitch (single)
Can I Bitch (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2003
The Angry Blonde (2CD)
The Angry Blonde (2CD)
Tracks: 28
Year: 2003
Business (single)
Business (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2003
Straight From The Lab (EP)
Straight From The Lab (EP)
Tracks: 7
Year: 2003
Bully / Monkey See Monkey Do
Bully / Monkey See Monkey Do
Tracks: 4
Year: 2003
Don't Call Me Marshall
Don't Call Me Marshall
Tracks: 24
Year: 2003
Business Goin' On (single)
Business Goin' On (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2003
The Singles / Stan
The Singles / Stan
Tracks: 4
Year: 2003
Straight From The Lab
Straight From The Lab
Tracks: 7
Year: 2003
The Singles / My Name Is
The Singles / My Name Is
Tracks: 3
Year: 2003
Demos
Demos
Tracks: 6
Year: 2003
One Day At A Time (single)
One Day At A Time (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2003
Sing For The Moment (single)
Sing For The Moment (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2003
Hellbound (single)
Hellbound (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2003
Till I Collapse (single)
Till I Collapse (single)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2002
Lose Yourself (single)
Lose Yourself (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2002
The Freestyle Show (2CD)
The Freestyle Show (2CD)
Tracks: 48
Year: 2002
The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
Tracks: 20
Year: 2002
My Name (single)
My Name (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
Without Me (Remix) (single)
Without Me (Remix) (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
White America
White America
Tracks: 4
Year: 2002
Superman (single)
Superman (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2002
Live at MTV EMA [2002-11-14]
Live at MTV EMA [2002-11-14]
Tracks: 1
Year: 2002
The Realest (Remix) (single)
The Realest (Remix) (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
8 Mile
8 Mile
Tracks: 22
Year: 2002
Sing For The Moment (single)
Sing For The Moment (single)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2002
Live And FUCKED Up
Live And FUCKED Up
Tracks: 19
Year: 2002
Lose Yourself (single)
Lose Yourself (single)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2002
Cleanin' Out My Closet
Cleanin' Out My Closet
Tracks: 4
Year: 2002
8 Mile
8 Mile
Tracks: 16
Year: 2002
The Eminem Show (Clean)
The Eminem Show (Clean)
Tracks: 20
Year: 2002
8 Mile (single)
8 Mile (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
Tracks: 20
Year: 2002
Without Me (single)
Without Me (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
Superman (Promo) (12'')
Superman (Promo) (12'')
Tracks: 4
Year: 2002
Square Dance (single)
Square Dance (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2002
Live On SNL [05-11-2002]
Live On SNL [05-11-2002]
Tracks: 1
Year: 2002
8 Mile
8 Mile
Tracks: 22
Year: 2002
Nain In The Coffin (single)
Nain In The Coffin (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2002
Live In Grand Rapids
Live In Grand Rapids
Tracks: 10
Year: 2001
Psycho
Psycho
Tracks: 20
Year: 2001
Freestyles #2
Freestyles #2
Tracks: 25
Year: 2001
Live In California
Live In California
Tracks: 17
Year: 2001
Stan (Jump Mix) (single)
Stan (Jump Mix) (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2001
Hellbound (single)
Hellbound (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2001
The Way I Am (Single)
The Way I Am (Single)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2000
The Way I Am (single)
The Way I Am (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2000
MTV Music History
MTV Music History
Tracks: 19
Year: 2000
Fucking Crazy
Fucking Crazy
Tracks: 15
Year: 2000
The Marshall Mathers (Vinyl)
The Marshall Mathers (Vinyl)
Tracks: 18
Year: 2000
Stan (single)
Stan (single)
Tracks: 2
Year: 2000
Live In London
Live In London
Tracks: 15
Year: 2000
Eminem
Eminem
Tracks: 23
Year: 2000
The Freestyle Years
The Freestyle Years
Tracks: 13
Year: 2000
E (DVDA) (bootleg)
E (DVDA) (bootleg)
Tracks: 7
Year: 2000
Rap Attack
Rap Attack
Tracks: 18
Year: 2000
Off The Wall (single)
Off The Wall (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2000
The Marshall Mathers
The Marshall Mathers
Tracks: 18
Year: 2000
The Way I Am (Promo CD)
The Way I Am (Promo CD)
Tracks: 4
Year: 2000
The Real Slim Shady (single)
The Real Slim Shady (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 2000
Losing It (bootleg)
Losing It (bootleg)
Tracks: 19
Year: 2000
My Name Is
My Name Is
Tracks: 4
Year: 1999
Guilty Conscience
Guilty Conscience
Tracks: 8
Year: 1999
Live In Myrtle Beach
Live In Myrtle Beach
Tracks: 16
Year: 1999
3verses (single)
3verses (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 1999
The Slim Shady (Clean)
The Slim Shady (Clean)
Tracks: 20
Year: 1999
Role Model (single)
Role Model (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 1999
Guilty Conscience (single)
Guilty Conscience (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 1999
Any Man / WWIII (single)
Any Man / WWIII (single)
Tracks: 7
Year: 1999
The Slim Shady
The Slim Shady
Tracks: 20
Year: 1999
Conscience
Conscience
Tracks: 14
Year: 1999
Just Don't Give A F***
Just Don't Give A F***
Tracks: 5
Year: 1998
The Slim Shady (ep)
The Slim Shady (ep)
Tracks: 10
Year: 1997
Infinite: Reissue 2003
Infinite: Reissue 2003
Tracks: 23
Year: 1996
Infinite
Infinite
Tracks: 11
Year: 1996
Soul Intent (Demo) (single)
Soul Intent (Demo) (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 1995
Soul Intent (single)
Soul Intent (single)
Tracks: 3
Year: 1995
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