Eminem has won 15 Grammys, 14 American Music Awards and seven ‘People's Choice Awards.’ In 2003, he won the ‘Academy Award’ for Best Original Song with ‘Lose Yourself.’ Eminem was the best-selling artist of the 2000s, and he's earned the praise of hip-hop heavyweights like Kanye West and Jay Z. But this multiple award winner has his music described as controversial. He has released a lot of controversial lyrics and themes in his albums.
He is a recovering drug addict and a father, he conquered adversities to reach where he is presently. Let us take a look at these polarizing artist and his albums.
1999 Slim Shady
Eminem's controversial lyrics did not start today. Since his breakout single, Eminem has always delivered controversial lyrics. His breakout single, ‘My name is’ had an explicit reference to graphic sexual acts, violence against women and drug use. A lot of parents did not agree with him but much to their disappointment, the ‘real Slim Shady’ was here to stay. While most of the humor and violence in the album were cartoonish, there was just a thin line from the truth.
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