History Trivia / Eminem

5th Jun '17 3:36:11 AM KingClark
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* OneOfUs: He seems to be [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1180800/Bizarre-bonding-session-Eminem-Jonathan-Ross-buddy-comic-books.html a big comic book fan]], and [[https://subscriptions.marvel.com/digitalcomics/view.htm?iid=12466 has even appeared]] in ''ComicBook/ThePunisher''. He also loves ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and ''[[http://retro.nintendolife.com/news/2010/03/eminem_prepping_donkey_kong_high_score_attempt Donkey Kong]]''.

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* OneOfUs: OneOfUs:
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He seems to be [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1180800/Bizarre-bonding-session-Eminem-Jonathan-Ross-buddy-comic-books.html a big comic book fan]], and [[https://subscriptions.marvel.com/digitalcomics/view.htm?iid=12466 has even appeared]] in ''ComicBook/ThePunisher''. He also loves ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and ''[[http://retro.nintendolife.com/news/2010/03/eminem_prepping_donkey_kong_high_score_attempt Donkey Kong]]''.



** After being disappointed by VideoGame/{{Destiny}}, he bought a Wii U for VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.

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** After being disappointed by VideoGame/{{Destiny}}, ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'', he bought a Wii U for VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
5th Jun '17 3:35:26 AM KingClark
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* ExecutiveMeddling: ''Music/TheMarshallMathersLP'' was 100% complete before Eminem was forced to add one more track, per request by the Interscope Records execs. They wanted a SpiritualSuccessor to the zany pop anthem "My Name Is" for the lead in radio single. As we all know, the result was "The Real Slim Shady". The song's intent is quite obvious, since it doesn't sound like anything else on the entire album. Interestingly enough, Eminem went through a mountain of writer's block to reach that point, and he let out his surmounting frustration with the vitriolic (though excellent) "The Way I Am". [[WordOfGod According to Em]], his displeasure with being typecast by the higher ups fueled a brief feud between him and Interscope, [[OhCrap which nearly got him kicked off the label]].
** Of course, this corporate conflict ended up resulting in two great songs off an highly acclaimed and commercially successful album, so this could be a case of [[{{TropesAreTools}} Tropes Are Not Bad]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: ''Music/TheMarshallMathersLP'' was 100% complete before Eminem was forced to add one more track, per request by the Interscope Records execs. They wanted a SpiritualSuccessor to the zany pop anthem "My Name Is" for the lead in radio single. As we all know, the result was "The Real Slim Shady". The song's intent is quite obvious, since it doesn't sound like anything else on the entire album. Interestingly enough, Eminem went through a mountain of writer's block to reach that point, and he let out his surmounting frustration with the vitriolic (though excellent) "The Way I Am". [[WordOfGod According to Em]], his displeasure with being typecast by the higher ups fueled a brief feud between him and Interscope, [[OhCrap which nearly got him kicked off the label]].
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label]]. Of course, this corporate conflict ended up resulting in two great songs off an highly acclaimed and commercially successful album, so this could be a case of [[{{TropesAreTools}} Tropes Are Not Bad]].
5th Jun '17 3:34:57 AM KingClark
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: While he's had some evil moments outside the stage, Marshall is a caring father, and both Dido and Music/EltonJohn expressed shock in seeing he's more sympathetic than he looked\sounded as Slim Shady.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: While he's had some evil moments outside the stage, Marshall is a caring father, and both Dido and Music/EltonJohn expressed shock in seeing he's more sympathetic than he looked\sounded looked/sounded as Slim Shady.
21st May '17 7:24:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BreakthroughHit: "My Name Is".



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: While he's had some evil moments outside the stage, Marshall is a caring father, and both Dido and Elton John expressed shock in seeing he's more sympathetic than he looked\sounded as Slim Shady.
* OldShame: ''Infinite'' and the songs with racial slurs on them that were uncovered qualify. On the topic of ''Infinite'', Eminem explained that he hadn't really found his own style yet, that he sounded like a Music/{{Nas}} wannabe, and that it felt more like a demo tape that got released than a proper debut album. And about the racial slurs, he's apologized about them, and even made a song on the ''Encore'' album, "Yellow Brick Road", that discusses them.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: While he's had some evil moments outside the stage, Marshall is a caring father, and both Dido and Elton John Music/EltonJohn expressed shock in seeing he's more sympathetic than he looked\sounded as Slim Shady.
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''Infinite'' and the songs with racial slurs on them that were uncovered qualify. On the topic of ''Infinite'', Eminem explained that he hadn't really found his own style yet, that he sounded like a Music/{{Nas}} wannabe, and that it felt more like a demo tape that got released than a proper debut album. And about the racial slurs, he's apologized about them, and even made a song on the ''Encore'' album, "Yellow Brick Road", that discusses them.



* OneOfUs: He seems to be [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1180800/Bizarre-bonding-session-Eminem-Jonathan-Ross-buddy-comic-books.html a big comic book fan]], and [[https://subscriptions.marvel.com/digitalcomics/view.htm?iid=12466 has even appeared]] in ''ThePunisher''. He also loves ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and ''[[http://retro.nintendolife.com/news/2010/03/eminem_prepping_donkey_kong_high_score_attempt Donkey Kong]]''.

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* OneOfUs: He seems to be [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1180800/Bizarre-bonding-session-Eminem-Jonathan-Ross-buddy-comic-books.html a big comic book fan]], and [[https://subscriptions.marvel.com/digitalcomics/view.htm?iid=12466 has even appeared]] in ''ThePunisher''.''ComicBook/ThePunisher''. He also loves ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and ''[[http://retro.nintendolife.com/news/2010/03/eminem_prepping_donkey_kong_high_score_attempt Donkey Kong]]''.
26th Jun '16 1:29:18 PM HBarnill
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** He tends to take this view towards "Relapse." It's not an album he regrets making, but he doesn't feel it's up to par with the rest of his catalog, due in part to the fact he was stuck in a mindset throughout and in part to the repeated usage of fake accents.

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** He tends to take this view towards "Relapse." It's both ''Encore'' and ''Relapse''. The former, he admits that his addiction was getting in the way of making an album worthy of his skills. With the latter, it's not an album he regrets making, but he doesn't feel it's up to par with the rest of his catalog, due in part to the fact he was stuck in a mindset throughout and in part to the repeated usage of fake accents.
11th Jun '16 5:57:37 AM Quilladin206
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*** And in "Cinderella Man":
--->''Fuck my last CD, that shit's in my trash.''
29th May '16 7:31:04 PM stuffedninja
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Allegedly, Eminem wanted to collaborate with the Detroit rap group Music/HouseOfKrazees, but plans fell through. Two of the members in the group formed Music/{{Twiztid}}, who Eminem ended up dissing for unrelated reasons.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Allegedly, Eminem wanted to collaborate with the Detroit rap group Music/HouseOfKrazees, but plans fell through. Two of the members in the group formed Music/{{Twiztid}}, who Eminem ended up dissing for unrelated reasons.



** ''Music/TheMarshallMathersLP'' was considered complete before "The Way I Am" or "Real Slim Shady," however, the higher-ups didn't feel it had much in the way of single-worthy material.

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** ''Music/TheMarshallMathersLP'' was considered complete before "The Way I Am" or "Real Slim Shady," Shady"; however, the higher-ups didn't feel it had much in the way of single-worthy material.material.
** According to Em himself, while recording the third verse of "Stan", [[http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/eminem-says-the-lost-take-of-his-3rd-stan-verse-was-way-better-than-the-released-version-news.21886.html he had problems with the audio engineer]] that ruined a take that he stated was "way better" than the one we all heard.
30th Apr '16 7:56:33 PM CosmoKessler297
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* ColbertBump: Pleasant English singer/songwriter Music/{{Dido}} went global after Em sampled part of her "Thank You" for "Stan".

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* ColbertBump: Pleasant English singer/songwriter Music/{{Dido}} went global after Em sampled a part of her song "Thank You" for "Stan".
12th Mar '16 6:46:21 PM MickJamesSupaFreak
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** ''The Marshall Mathers LP 2'' mixes the two styles.

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** ''Berzerk'' from ''The Marshall Mathers LP 2'' mixes the two styles.2''.
24th Aug '15 5:20:43 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** As of ''The Marshall Mathers LP 2'', he views "Cleanin' Out My Closet" as this.
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