Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. With US sales of 45.1 million albums and 42 million tracks as of June 2014, Eminem is the second best-selling male artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era, the sixth best-selling artist in the United States and the best-selling hip-hop artist. Globally, he has sold more than 172 million albums, thus being one of the world’s best-selling artists. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop.
I Want To Keep Making Records As Long As I Can, But I Don't Know How Long You Can Be Taken Seriously In Rap.
The Truth Is You Don't Know What Is Going To Happen Tomorrow. Life Is A Crazy Ride, And Nothing Is Guaranteed.
You Know, Fame Is A Funny Thing, Man, Especially, You Know, Actors, Musicians, Rappers, Rock Singers, It's Kind Of A Lifestyle And It's Easy To Get Caught Up In It - You Go To Bars, You Go To Clubs, Everyone's Doing A Certain Thing... It's Tough.
I Don't Think I've Ever Read Poetry, Ever.
Now That I Understand That I'm An Addict, I Definitely Have Compassion For My Mother. I Get It.
Music Is So Therapeutic For Me That If I Can't Get It Out, I Start Feeling Bad About Myself - A Lot Of Self-loathing.
I Feel Like A Spoilt Rapper. I Get To Pick And Choose Everything.
I Always Say This About My Music, And Music In General: Music Is Like A Time Capsule. Each Album Reflects What I'm Going Through Or What's Going On In My Life At That Moment.
When 'Paul's Boutique' Came Out, I Was One Of The Fans That Didn't Get It.
I'm Not Really Book-smart.
Hip Hop Has Always Been Braggin' And Boasting And 'I'm Better At You Than This' And 'I'm Better At You Than That.'
The Writing Process, The Way I Go About It Is I Do Whatever The Beat Feels Like, Whatever The Beat Is Telling Me To Do. Usually When The Beat Comes On, I Think Of A Hook Or The Subject I Want To Rap About Almost Instantly. Within Four, Eight Bars Of It Playing I'm Just Like, 'Oh, Ok. This Is What I Wanna Do'.
If People Take Anything From My Music, It Should Be Motivation To Know That Anything Is Possible As Long As You Keep Working At It And Don't Back Down.
I've Been Running A Lot, Taking Care Of Myself.
Before I Was Famous, When I Was Just Working In Gilbert's Lodge, Everything Was Moving In Slow Motion.
I Always Wished For This, But It's Almost Turning Into More Of A Nightmare Than A Dream.
I Am Who I Am And I Say What I Think. I'm Not Putting A Face On For The Record.
It Sometimes Feels Like A Strange Movie, You Know, It's All So Weird That Sometimes I Wonder If It Is Really Happening.
My Thing Is This; If I'm Sick Enough To Think It, Then I'm Sick Enough To Say It.
Somewhere Deep Down There's A Decent Man In Me, He Just Can't Be Found.
Say There's A White Kid Who Lives In A Nice Home, Goes To An All-white School, And Is Pretty Much Having Everything Handed To Him On A Platter - For Him To Pick Up A Rap Tape Is Incredible To Me, Because What That's Saying Is That He's Living A Fantasy Life Of Rebellion.
Sometimes I Feel Like Rap Music Is Almost The Key To Stopping Racism.
A Lot Of Truth Is Said In Jest.
My Father? I Never Knew Him. Never Even Seen A Picture Of Him.
I'm Stupid, I'm Ugly, I'm Dumb, I Smell. Did I Mention I'm Stupid?
I Am Whatever You Say I Am; If I Wasn't, Then Why Would You Say I Am.
I Think My First Album Opened A Lot Of Doors For Me To Push The Freedom Of Speech To The Limit.
Honestly, I'd Love To Be Remembered As One Of The Best To Ever Pick Up A Mic, But If I'm Doing My Part To Lessen Some Racial Tension I Feel Good About What I'm Doing.
I Didn't Have Nothin' Going For Me... School, Home... Until I Found Something I Loved, Which Was Music, And That Changed Everything.
Ultimately, Who You Choose To Be In A Relationship With And What You Do In Your Bedroom Is Your Business.
I Was A Smart Kid, But I Hated School.
I Say What I Want To Say And Do What I Want To Do. There's No In Between. People Will Either Love You For It Or Hate You For It.
The Album Requires A Certain Focus Of Mine That I Can't Really Explain - Let's Just Say It's All I Can Really Do While I'm Doing It.
It Creeps Me Out Sometimes To Think Of The Person I Was. I Was A Terrible Person. I Was Mean To People.
I Don't Even Know How To Speak Up For Myself, Because I Don't Really Have A Father Who Would Give Me The Confidence Or Advice.
You Know, Not To Sound Corny Or Nuthin', But I Felt Like A Fighter Comin' Up, Man. I Felt Like, You Know, I'm Being Attacked For This Reason Or That Reason, And I Gotta Fight My Way Through This.
Honestly, I Never Really Put The Mic Down.
It's Just Hard To Meet New People, In My Position.
You're Not Going To Say Anything About Me That I'm Not Going To Say About Myself. There's So Many Things That I Think About Myself; If Someone Really Wanted To Get At Me, They Could Say This And This And This. So I'm Going To Say It Before They Can. It's The Best Policy For Me.
I Need To Keep Working On Myself For A While.
A Lot Of My Rhymes Are Just To Get Chuckles Out Of People. Anybody With Half A Brain Is Going To Be Able To Tell When I'm Joking And When I'm Serious.
Everybody Has Goals, Aspirations Or Whatever, And Everybody Has Been At A Point In Their Life Where Nobody Believed In Them.
I Stopped Watching Tv Because Of 'The Wire.' Like, 'The Wire' Ruined Everything For Me Because I Don't Even Want To Watch Anything Else Now.
Hip-hop Saved My Life, Man. It's The Only Thing I've Ever Been Even Decent At. I Don't Know How To Do Anything Else.
When Bugs Bunny Walks Into Rehab, People Are Going To Turn And Look. People At Rehab Were Stealing My Hats And Pens And Notebooks And Asking For Autographs. I Couldn't Concentrate On My Problem.
I Was Going To Mcdonald's And Taco Bell Every Day. The Kids Behind The Counter Knew Me - It Wouldn't Even Faze Them. Or I'd Sit Up At Denny's Or Big Boy And Just Eat By Myself. It Was Sad. I Got So Heavy That People Started To Not Recognize Me.
It's Kind Of Like A Challenge To Myself To Be Able To Hear Somebody Else's Hook And Kind Of Interpret The Words. Because My Own Hooks, I Already Know What I Mean When I Write Them.
I Don't Even Know How To Speak Up For Myself, Because I Don't Really Have A Father Who Would Give Me The Confidence Or Advice. And If You're Always The New Kid, You Never Get A Chance To Adapt, So Your Confidence Is Just Zilch.
I Want To Solidify As An Artist And Show That As I Grow As A Person And Make Mistakes And Learn From Them, I'm Going To Grow Artistically.
It'd Be Stupid For Me To Sit Here And Say That There Aren't Kids Who Look Up To Me, But My Responsibility Is Not To Them. I'm Not A Baby Sitter.