For all its controversy and sheer brilliance, The Marshall Mathers LP is a sick, grueling, morbid, and forbidden territory of Eminem’s wildest fantasy. It is not made for the faint-hearted.
Eminem rose to fame thanks to Slim Shady, his “skittish” side that raps about taboo & morbid subjects. The alter-ego helped him sell millions of records and most importantly, express himself in a refreshing way that’s never been before. But, does that argument still hold up during the latter stage of his career?
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ by 50 Cent is a bibliographical tale of a man who’d been shot nine times and survived. It is not just an album title — it’s a never-give-in timeless oath that a street hustler like the G-Unit frontman lives his life.
The Eminem Show is the last installment of the classic trinity and, while it’s not always everyone’s favorite, it’s the one that actually cemented Marshall’s longevity in the rap game.