WHERE THE STAGE NAME “EMINEM” COMES FROM
American rapper, record producer and actor Eminem were born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. At the early beginning of his career, when he entered the Detroit rap scene as a frequent competitor in rap “battles”, he started getting some respect and assumed the stage name M&M (the initials of Marshall Mathers) which he later began writing phonetically as ‘Eminem.’
EMINEM IN A NUTSHELL
Active: 1988, Detroit, Michigan,
Genre: Rap, Hip Hop
Greatest hit: ‘Lose Yourself’ (2002) from ‘8 Mile Soundtrack’ Album – Charted: 1 for 12 consecutive weeks, 1. This song is the first rap song to ever win an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003 and it also won two Grammy Awards in 2004 for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song.