Eminem aka The Rap God, love him or hate him, he has surely accomplished a lot in his career. Being labelled the King of Hip Hop, best-selling artist of the 2000’s, selling over 155 million albums and singles to become one of the world’s best-selling artists. And did you know that his real name is not Eminem? You might be a die-hard Eminem fan but even you might find out something you didn’t know.
Here Are 40 Facts About Eminem That You Probably Didn’t Know
1. Eminem’s birth name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Eminem was born on October 17, 1972. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. (known as Bruce) and Deborah Rae “Debbie” Nelson. He is of English, German, Scottish, and Swiss descent.
2. Eminem’s decision to pursue rapping came after hearing the hip-hop/ rap group The Beastie Boys.
3. Eminem was beaten so badly when he was 9 years old
He was beaten badly by a school bully that he spent over a week in a coma. His music has since been credited with helping to bring more than one fan out of similar states, including a twelve-year-old girl who was hit by a car in Northumberland.
4. The only book he has read in full is LL Cool J’s ‘I Make My Own Rules’
5. He was still making payments on his trailer home when The Slim Shady LP dropped
This is understandable because his first album ‘Infinite’ only sold 1,000 copies while ‘The Slim Shady LP’ sold around 18 million.
6. He was shot while walking to Kim’s (EX wife) house as a teenager
7. His mother sued his school in 1982 over the bullying Eminem received from D’Angelo Bailey, the same bully Em rapped about on “Brain Damage.”
For those of you that think that all rap songs are made up, this one has a very factual basis.
8. He failed ninth grade three times before dropping out