Ratings and Reviews
From the Heart
As always Em's lyrics come from his heart, which makes his songs so very powerful and touching. His life has always been torn between his talent and his family. He keeps them in it though by writing about his life & family within his lyrics. I feel the video was touching and powerful, just like his words. Peace...
it made me respect eminem more. its a good beat, and meaningful lyrics, that could once again send eminem to the top of the charts. thanks for getting down to earth em
dis video iz hot!
yo dis video, iz actually serious. it aint bout no cars or money, itz about hiz life and wat itz lik. dis video iz true, so remember if u want a good quality video, come right here. itz great. U STILL GOT IT EMINEM!
On 1999's “My Name Is,” Eminem entered the public imagination with a mandate: “God sent me to piss the world off.” From his provocative early work to the redemption narratives of 8 Mile and beyond, he’s more or less stayed true to form, holding a mirror to the American psyche—and his own—with an incisiveness rarely matched before or since. Raised in working-class Detroit, the artist born Marshall Mathers in 1972 got his start as a battle rapper, reaching the ears of then-Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and future mentor Dr. Dre; only months before, he had been fired from his job as a line cook, where he worked nearly 60 hours a week to support his infant daughter—an origin story that set the tone for his career. Dark, funny, and frequently violent, his breakthrough albums (1999’s The Slim Shady LP and 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP) established him as pop culture’s premier bogeyman, a bleach-blond devil traumatized by circumstance who rapped about killing everyone from his mentor to his mother with such ferocity and wit that you’d almost forget he had the wrong idea. The result was a sound that reached beyond hip-hop into the heart of suburban America: rap not as social reportage but as primal-scream therapy; punk for a generation addled by reality TV. Even as he's matured—fame, stability, sobriety, an Oscar (for the 8 Mile centerpiece, “Lose Yourself”)—he's retained his edge, taking shots at politics and society (2017’s Revival) with a frustration that's bordered on relentless. Still, however tough he's been on the world, Em has also tended to reserve his harshest words for himself, refracting his insecurities—about his family, his music, his cultural relevance—into verses that have only made him seem more human.
- St. Joseph, MO
- October 17, 1972