Everyone loves an underdog story; something that will make them believe anything is possible which is why so many people gravitate towards Eminem. Let's be honest, he wasn't supposed to make it in the world of rap. He had a terrible upbringing where chances were few and far between and there weren't many rappers coming out of Detroit at the time so it wasn't in the greatest environment either. However, his persistence and, most importantly, his talent eventually shone through and he became a rap juggernaut. His first album, Infinite LP, wasn't exactly a smash hit critically or commercially but what it did do was make people aware that he was actually a talented rapper. Once his second effort, The Slim Shady LP, arrived he was out in full force, and the Eminem hype train was letting boarding as many passengers as possible. Where Eminem solidifies his legendary status is his third album, The Marshall Mathers LP, which might be the greatest hip hop album of all time, or it's at least in the mix. Em was at his lyrical best, mixing his perverse sense of humour, graphic violent imagery and clever punchlines in a rhyming tour de force. To make it even better he gets to rap over a bevy of incredible Dr Dre beats and really flex his lyrical muscle over the entire record. Although Marshall Mathers' later work never really reached the same lyrical heights as The Marshall Mathers LP, his position at the Mount Rushmore of rap is solidified due to his incredible talent. Must Listen: The Marshall Mathers LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOMhN-hfMtY
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