Eminem's Fight through Fame Descriptive Essay

Relates rapper Eminem nee Marshall Mather's life to the lyrics of his song "The Way I Am".
# 146460 | 1,825 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 28, 2010 in Music Studies (Contemporary)

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This paper describes the life of rapper Eminem, beginning with a review of Marshall Mather's childhood, his upbringing with a single mom, his school failures and how he had to live amongst racial tension. The paper then describes how Mather became the famous rapper Eminem, his immersion into the world of drug abuse and how he became an exemplary father and role model. The paper uses the poetic lyrics of "The Way I Am" written by Eminem and quotations from the rapper to present Mather's fight through the problems of being a celebrity. The author includes the complete lyrics of "The Way I Am" by Eminem.

From the Paper:

"At 17 Marshall became M&M, later Eminem. M&M became an emcee or MC "Master of Ceremonies." An emcee is a person who raps to inspire people with well-written, crisp, clear lyrics. Today most people would rather rap, just rhyming words in a catchy way, than take the time to emcee as Marshall did. "A rapper is to an emcee what an average street fighter is to a trained martial artist. They are both fighters but the degree and depth of their skill is very different," states Rod Reece. M&M gained the ability to alternate his flow and delivery with adept swiftness, a skill few rappers have today."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adaso, Henry. "Emceeing - What Is Emceeing." About Rap/Hip-Hop - Reviews, News, and Opinion on Hip-Hop Music. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. <http://rap.about.com/od/hiphop101/p/Emceeing.htm>.
  • Cooper, Anderson. "Eminem's Incredible Rise to Stardom." CBS. Tanya Simon, 10 Oct 2010. Web. 14 Oct 2010. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/07/60minutes/main6936406.html>.
  • Eminem. The Way I Am. New York: Penguin Group, 2008. Print.
  • Plotz, David. "Eminem." Slate Magazine. 9 June 2000. Web. 10 Oct. 2010. <http://www.slate.com/id/83974/>.
  • Reece, Rod. "Eminem-Biography." The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Oct 2010. <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004896/bio>.

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