History YMMV / Eminem

12th Jun '17 7:04:50 PM Titus88
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* WeirdAlEffect: "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?" is actually derived from the 1960s/70s game show ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'''s catchphrase "Will the real [person's name] please stand up?", used to reveal the true mystery guest.

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* WeirdAlEffect: "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?" is actually derived from the 1960s/70s game show ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'''s catchphrase "Will the real [person's name] please stand up?", used to reveal the true mystery guest. The song itself contains a few lines that parody a couple of contemporary songs like "The Bum Bum Song" and "The Bad Touch", which have largely been forgotten today.
28th May '17 5:42:12 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** While it was mocked for its heavy inspiration from Nas' style and its sales were non-existent, people who listen to ''Infinite'' nowadays find itů really not that bad at all.

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** While it was mocked for its heavy inspiration from Nas' style and its sales were non-existent, people who listen to ''Infinite'' nowadays find itů really not that bad at all. While Marshall himself still views it as a OldShame, he did celebrate the album's 20th anniversary by releasing a remixed version of the title track.
6th May '17 2:33:35 PM InTheGallbladder
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** In "My 1st Single," Eminem suggests The Source would be so low as to find journalistic merit in child pornography. In 2004, this was a horrible accusation to make of anybody. [[https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/09/gawker-media-trial-hulk-hogan-aj-daulerio In 2016... not so much.]]

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** In "My 1st Single," Eminem suggests The Source would be so low as to find journalistic merit in child pornography. In 2004, this was a horrible accusation to make of anybody.anyone. [[https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/09/gawker-media-trial-hulk-hogan-aj-daulerio In 2016... not so much.]]
6th May '17 2:32:40 PM InTheGallbladder
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** In "My 1st Single," Eminem suggests The Source would be so low as to find journalistic merit in child pornography. In 2004, this was a horrible accusation to make of anybody. [[https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/09/gawker-media-trial-hulk-hogan-aj-daulerio In 2016... not so much.]]
1st May '17 7:27:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* JumpingTheShark: For those who believe his drug addiction killed his rap talent permanently.



* LoveItOrHateIt: The reaction to his entire career has been this trope from the beginning. Either Eminem is a humorous, visceral breath of fresh air in hip hop, or he's an incredibly destructive personality that managed to get a worldwide audience.
** Much of his post-''8 Mile'' work has gotten this reaction. Either Eminem's drug addiction completely destroyed his ability to make good music, he goes for technical skill at the expense of good songwriting, or he has continued to put out good music from his comeback onwards. The perceived LighterAndSofter tone of ''Recovery'' and his tendency to work with singers like Music/{{Rihanna}} have also been very divisive.
19th Apr '17 6:48:50 PM abby-anne
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*** Both ''Kim'' and his defense of the song become even more disturbing with the revelation that the song humiliated Kim so much that she [[http://people.com/celebrity/kim-mathers-eminem-nearly-drove-me-to-suicide/ attempted suicide after a particularly cruel performance.]]
17th Aug '16 7:47:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Another common theory among haters of ''Encore''.
12th May '16 1:56:28 AM InTheGallbladder
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** Inversely, at least early in his mainstream career, he seemed to win awards in rap categories by default even if other (read: black) artists were more deserving that year.

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** Inversely, at least early in his mainstream career, he seemed to win awards in rap categories by default even if other (read: black) artists were more deserving that year.default.
30th Apr '16 8:11:58 PM CosmoKessler297
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** Or on "Drop the World" from the Music/LilWayne rock album. Most people weren't fans of the album, except for the song Em was on.

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** Or on "Drop the World" from the Music/LilWayne rock album.album ''Rebirth''. Most people weren't fans of the album, except for the song Em was on.
30th Apr '16 8:06:01 PM CosmoKessler297
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** As mentioned above in FunnyAneurysmMoment, "One Shot 2 Shot" became this when Proof of D12 was killed in a shooting a nightclub in 2006.

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** As mentioned above in FunnyAneurysmMoment, "One Shot 2 Shot" became this when Proof of D12 was killed in a shooting at a nightclub in 2006.



* HilariousInHindsight: During the third verse in "Without Me" Eminem takes a shot at Music/{{Moby}}, claiming "Nobody listens to Techno!" Several years later, Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/LadyGaga and other techno-based artists take over the charts, though techno was popular in the 1990s too, as Moby's ''Music/{{Play}}'' (1999) was a gigantic success even then. Just as hilariously, the year "Without Me" came out (2002), Music/KylieMinogue and her electro-poppy "Cant Get You Out of My Head" take over the charts world wide, as -- of course -- does Moby with "We Are All Made of Stars."

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* HilariousInHindsight: During the third verse in "Without Me" Eminem takes a shot at Music/{{Moby}}, claiming "Nobody listens to Techno!" Several years later, Music/{{Kesha}}, Music/LadyGaga and other techno-based artists take over the charts, though techno was popular in the 1990s too, as Moby's ''Music/{{Play}}'' (1999) was a gigantic success even then. Just as hilariously, the year "Without Me" came out (2002), Music/KylieMinogue and her electro-poppy "Cant Get You Out of My Head" take over the charts world wide, worldwide, as -- of course -- does Moby with "We Are All Made of Stars."
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