Cleaning Out My Closet: Eminem : the Stories Behind Every Song

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Thunder's Mouth Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Emerging from a poor, stereotypically white-trash childhood in Detroit, this vengeful hip-hop devotee soon turned his anger into an art form and shot to global notoriety. Eminem has written two multi-platinum best-selling albums of surreally inventive, vicious, scattergun brilliance and become the world’s premier rapper and an icon for disaffected teenagers everywhere. Along the way, though, he’s been accused of homophobia, endorsing drug abuse, encouraging violence against women, and flirting with incarceration—a fate many see as inevitable for this psychologically flawed modern antihero. So where does Marshall Mathers end and Slim Shady begin? Who, in short, is this enigma — the person indubitably considered today’s most contradictory and controversial entertainer know as Eminem? Containing 60 fantastic full-color photographs, this illustrated biography is a celebration of the uniquely provocative and complex rapper who advises his young fans, “Don’t do drugs, have unprotected sex, or be violent—leave that to me.”

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young shady I can't stop listing your music. more special the away I am song & the recovery album because many people judge me about the I look. from Micheals.

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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS BOOK! Eminem is awesome of course, but the book is full of mistakes about his life. the author had no idea what he was talking about. he even quoted Sing For The Moment lyrics wrong. he quoted that the song goes 'brain washed from rap and metal' but the song really goes 'brainwashed from rock and rap' he also said that the movie 8 Mile came out in 200 when it really came out in 2003. he even got Hailie's birthday wrong, its December 25, 1995, not December 25, 1996. this book is full of errors. if you want to read a book with facts about him try his memoir The Way I Am. it is full of facts and no mistakes because it was written by Eminem himself.

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About the author (2003)

David Stubbs has written for Uncut, the Times (London), the Guardian, NME, GQ, Spin, and Arena among others, profiling and interviewing figures including De La Soul, Public Enemy, R.E.M., Morgan Freeman, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Page. Robert Plant. Steve Coogan, and Tim Robbins. He lives in Blackheath, London.

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