Recognized as the king of hip-hop by the media,Eminem is one of the rare white rappers in hip-hopmusic, a field dominated mainly by black singers. Heis also one of the most controversial rappers inAmerican music industry.
His musical works in his early career arecharacterized by criticism and curse for his life and for the world. This rooted from hismiserable childhood. His father abandoned him when he was only 18 months old and he wassolely brought up by his mother, with whom he had a terrible relationship with. In many of hissongs, Eminem rapped about his mother in a very negative way. While rejected and despisedby the mainstream musicians, his songs enjoyed great popularity among young people,especially among those who went through similar experiences as he did.
Though his songs were full of controversy, the unbelievably successful sales of his albumsshowed the society’s tolerance towards different art styles.
Just like his transformation from a rebellious and wasted young man to a caring andresponsible father, the content of Eminem’s songs went through a great change, too. Thethemes of his current works are mostly about love, friendship, responsibility, courage andintegrity. His songs inspired millions of fans and guided people to make right decisions in life.
Now Eminem is totally accepted by the mainstream and recognized as one of the greatestartists ever.
One great lesson Eminem teaches young people is to be yourself and be proud of who youare.