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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.”