by Ashraf Nisfudin
Back in the late 90’s Eminem (Slim Shady/Marshall Mathers) made his debut album. Eminem began working with Dr. Dre, which he clearly states in his song “Mockingbird,” about his daughter Hailie.
Eminem always wrote music about his life. Back in the 90’s he mainly wrote about his daughter and his past. Hitting the 2000’s he released the Marshall Mathers LP which was the fastest selling album in rap history. The following year he released Devil's Night which featured the songs “Mockingbird” and “Like Toy Soldiers.”
Over the next few years, he slowed down making music due to his toxic relationship with Kim Mathers. After a long going custody fight over their daughter, Eminem got into drugs and nearly died of an overdose.
In 2010, he began his comeback and started to make music again with the likes of Rihanna, Drake and others.
Including the collaboration with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved 10 number one albums on Billboard 200. He has sold more than 42 million tracks and 49.1 million albums units in the United States and 100 million albums world wide. Eminem is the 30th-highest-certified music artist in America with 44.5 million album certifications.
Today, Eminem is one of the most successful hip-hop artists in history and one of the 20th richest rappers worldwide. In 2018, Eminem's net worth is estimated to be $190 million.
In 2018, Slim Shady stood up again. Without any notice, Eminem released the album titled Kamikaze which shocked everyone. He dissed on several rappers and even the President.
The name Slim Shady refers to Eminem’s alter ego where he would come up with creative lyrical nonsense bashing all of his haters or what he thinks of certain people. That character of him came back to life on this album where he would touch issues of his haters and other rappers that has talked trash about him before.
Kamikaze is Eminem’s 10th studio album that also became a commercial success, topping charts in over fifteen countries and being the best-selling hip-hop album of 2018 so far. The album also generated some controversy for use of homophobic slur and containing several disses against various artist and public figures.
Shady most certainly made a comeback with Kamikaze that called people out and definitely shocked the world a little bit with classic Eminem style. Kamikaze really gets Em’s message across which is “f*ck you new rappers, I am the OG.” Overall this album was a good mix of his old stuff and his newer albums like Revival. I personally enjoyed the straight fire roast to all these new millennial rappers. Very good job indeed Slim Shady.