They may look like him, but they are not the Real Slim Shady

Because they try to imitate his clothing, his body attitude, because they dyed their hair blonde, many lookalikes may pretend to resemble Eminem.
A few of them can be viewed on the following websites:

http://www.lookalikes-usa.com/list.cfm?NAME=eminem

http://www.splitting-images.com/eminem.html

When you examine all of them (not even carefully), you perfectly know they are not Marshall Mathers. They don�t really look like him.
But I must say that the same rule doesn�t apply to the man who is following Eminem when he�s on tour. I have met this person at Paris Bercy on June the 19th and I was really confused when I discovered he was not Eminem. He has the same height, he exactly walks like Marshall and it may happen that die hard fans like me may confuse him with the rapper many times.
When I saw him walking out of the bus, I started talking to him, thinking I was talking to the real Marshall. Maybe I should have noticed that his voice sounded different and that his eyes were a little bit too blue to be Marshall�s eyes. But well, I was concentrated on my goal and I wanted to give a short presentation of the bio I had written on him.

I started talking and Eminem�s lookalike listened to my whole speech without saying anything.
Then he suddenly aswered:
�It is not about me!�
He probably must have been amused , although he didn�t show anything. He just showed me his shoulders: no tattoos on them!
Then I understood my mistake and started laughing at myself.

For obvious security reasons and knowing that the number of his enemies has increased, Eminem has hired some body doubles:

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/0/532C387E7800EAE780256D4F0045687B?opendocument

One of them is a man named Joe Pace who lives in Shelby Township, Michigan:

http://www.freep.com/entertainment/music/embox12_20030712.htm

His nickname is even �Partial Mathers�, which means that he must look � at least partially- like Eminem.

Eminem�s body doubles are doing a dangerous job that requires lots of qualities. They deserve a lot of gratitude, even from us fans, who may sometimes be disappointed to meet them rather than the Real Slim Sha

About Isabelle

My name is Isabelle Esling. I graduated from the University of Metz, France, where I studied Liberal Arts/ Languages. I have been teaching modern foreign languages in public and private schools, mainly as a German and French teacher.I recently released a book entitled " Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene- White Kid in a Black Music World" with Amber Books. Password manager, fill forms, paste it notes software - CastlePaste Pro I have always had a passion for writing and music, black music in particular. I discovered Eminem in 2001 and was very enthusiastic about the artist’s great talent, which motivated me to write about him. It also motivated me to explore the Detroit hip hop scene that is full of amazing artists. In 2003, Gavin Sheridan, a technical writer and professional blogger offered me to be a contributing writer for his blog, which got me started as a freelance music journalist. In 2005, with Gavin’s help, I started The Eminem Blog where I expressed about the artist, the Detroit hip hop scene and other hip hop related subjects. I have reviewed a wide range of CD’s and interviewed some consistent artists such as Dina Rae, DJ Butter, Big Proof of D12, just to name a few. The Eminem Blog gained me a worldwide audience of readers. I have also contributed to numerous hip hop websites such as Music Mouth UK, Detroit Rap Com, Michigan Bands and D Townie. In 2006, I did some interviews for Jason Matthews Detroit digital magazine ILL Mag. Through the years I developed my craft, increased my knowledge of hip hop culture and also expressed on various subjects such as spirituality, humanities, beauty and lifestyle, movies etc…I keep writing at The Eminem Blog and sharing my passion with my readers till now. My first book on "Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene" has been published by Amber Books on August the 6th, 2012. It is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in paperpack and e-book.
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2 Responses to They may look like him, but they are not the Real Slim Shady

  1. Damien says:

    Joe pace is a cover name like Eminem, Partial mathers is also a cover name like slim shady, his real name is lloyd ridehalgh who has family in michigan but moved to london. He neva talks about work with eminem or shares photos of him and eminem. The pair are like twins, how do I know this? Cause I’ve actually met lloyd ridehalgh in 2009 when he did a concert in portsmouth.

  2. Isabelle says:

    I’ve met Partial in 2003…he nearly fooled me, but his eyebrows are blonde, unlike Eminems…and his voice is much, much lighter…