OK, ok i know…Em’s b’day is only next Tuesday…but given the circumstances I will post it today…I might not be able to post for a while, so as long as i have the internet connexion, I will make the best out of it!
I dedicate this article to Marshall Mathers III, for his 34th birthday
When an artist reaches Eminem’s level of fame, most people only see glory, acclaim and money.
Eminem’s story is nevertheless the tough story of a young man who had a dream. He was constantly facing obstacles and challenges of all kind, but he would never let his dream go away despite all.
Bullied at school, experiencing brain damage, living with an abusive and sick mom, often being played in his rocky relationship to Kim, facing adversity as a white emcee in black men’s hip hop world of the early 90’s, Marshall Mathers would never let his dream to become a famous emcee go. A little dose of luck (we all need it) helped him on his way: his encounter with Dr Dre got him started in the rap game.
During his whole career, Eminem has been facing problems of all kind. Besides numerous problems in his personal life, haters of all kind haven’t really spared him.
Addiction to sleeping pills and the loss of his best friend Deshaun, 6 months ago, have recently made his life a living nightmare.
Eminem is somebody I look up to, because despite all he goes through, he shows us the example of a strong person. Thanks to his willpower and to his personality, Eminem always managed to bounce back. I truly respect that.
I have taken a lot of hatred and insults from people for advocating Eminem’s lyrics. I have been misunderstood, misquoted, misinterpreted very often through the years. I have kept being loyal towards Eminem despite all and nothing is ever gonna change that.
What matters in the end are all the positive gifts Eminem has offered me through his music. On this particular occasion-Em’s birthday- I would like to say thank you, once again.
Happy Birthday to you Marshall Mathers. Peace, joy and happiness to you and your family.
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