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The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.

Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.

Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them. ---->>>

Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found. ---->>>

I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am. ---->>>

A lot of truth is said in jest.

A lot of truth is said in jest.

My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it. ---->>>

Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned. ---->>>

You're not going to say anything about me that I'm not going to say about myself. There's so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I'm going to say it before they can. It's the best policy for me. ---->>>

If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.

If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.

I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid? ---->>>

Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I'm not successful, what do I have? ---->>>

It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening. ---->>>

People can try to reinvent themselves. I don't think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you've done up to now. ---->>>

I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad. ---->>>

I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream. ---->>>

The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I'm just like, 'Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do'. ---->>>

Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn't say I lived in a ghetto; I'd say I lived in the 'hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now. ---->>>

I don't think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little. ---->>>

Honestly, I'd love to be remembered as one of the best to ever pick up a mic, but if I'm doing my part to lessen some racial tension I feel good about what I'm doing. ---->>>

To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway. ---->>>

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.

You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it - you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing... It's tough. ---->>>

These times are so hard, and they're getting even harder. ---->>>

Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person. ---->>>

If there's not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something. ---->>>

I don't even know how to speak up for myself, because I don't really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. ---->>>

I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don't do things to shock people. I'm not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don't know how long I'm going to be on this planet. So while I'm here, I might as well make the most of it. ---->>>

I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.

I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.

I was a smart kid, but I hated school. ---->>>

When Bugs Bunny walks into rehab, people are going to turn and look. People at rehab were stealing my hats and pens and notebooks and asking for autographs. I couldn't concentrate on my problem. ---->>>

I am who I am and I say what I think. I'm not putting a face on for the record. ---->>>

My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be. ---->>>

It creeps me out sometimes to think of the person I was. I was a terrible person. I was mean to people. ---->>>

Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.

Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.

I was going to McDonald's and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me - it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.

I was going to McDonald's and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me - it wouldn't even faze them. Or I'd sit up at Denny's or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.

A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'

A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'

There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.

There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.

It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter. ---->>>

I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.

I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.

My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we're blood. ---->>>

I realized, 'Yo, I can't do anything in moderation. I don't know how.' ---->>>

The emotions in a song - the anger, aggression - have got to be legitimate.

The emotions in a song - the anger, aggression - have got to be legitimate.

You know, not to sound corny or nuthin', but I felt like a fighter comin' up, man. I felt like, you know, I'm being attacked for this reason or that reason, and I gotta fight my way through this. ---->>>

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

Anything I've ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time.

Anything I've ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time.

I don't even know how to speak up for myself, because I don't really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you're always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.

I don't even know how to speak up for myself, because I don't really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. And if you're always the new kid, you never get a chance to adapt, so your confidence is just zilch.

Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.

Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.

I love the attention but I don't like too much of it. ---->>>

I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything. ---->>>

I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker. ---->>>

Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap. ---->>>

Now that I understand that I'm an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it. ---->>>

Hip-hop is ever changing but you'll always have the pack. And you'll always have those people who are separated from the pack. ---->>>

It feels good to have your work respected again. ---->>>

Nothing on 'Relapse' and very little on 'Recovery' was produced by me. ---->>>

My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.

My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.

I might talk about killing people, but that doesn't mean I do it. ---->>>

Fame hit me like a ton of bricks. ---->>>

I have a slight bit of OCD, I think. I'm not walking around flipping light switches. But when I say I'm going to do something, I have to do it. ---->>>

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. ---->>>

Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else. ---->>>

Throughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me. ---->>>

I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever.

I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever.

I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.

I'd go to, like, six different schools in one year. We were on welfare, and my mom never ever worked.

I've been running a lot, taking care of myself. ---->>>

A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people. Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I'm joking and when I'm serious. ---->>>

I need to keep working on myself for a while. ---->>>

Certainly I'm not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I'm a sponge. I've always been a sponge. ---->>>

Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I've written a whole song in an hour. ---->>>

I didn't just invent saying offensive things. ---->>>

I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it. ---->>>

Guns are bad, I tell you. ---->>>

I'm very much a creature of habit. ---->>>

Five or six songs leaked from the original version of 'Encore.' So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them. ---->>>

When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap. ---->>>

I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I'm going through or what's going on in my life at that moment. ---->>>

It's kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else's hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them. ---->>>

I need drama in my life to keep making music. ---->>>

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.

I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I'm going to grow artistically. ---->>>

There was a while when I was feeling like, 'Damn, if I'd just been born black, I would not have to go through all this'. ---->>>

If you're the parent, be a parent. You know what I mean? I'm a parent. I have daughters. ---->>>

Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.

Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.

Rap was my drug. ---->>>

Well, I'm working all the time to stay out of trouble! ---->>>

It's just hard to meet new people, in my position. ---->>>

Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out, I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing. ---->>>

My only scheme was to be a rapper. ---->>>

I want to keep making records as long as I can, but I don't know how long you can be taken seriously in rap. ---->>>

The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can't really explain - let's just say it's all I can really do while I'm doing it. ---->>>

Honestly, I never really put the mic down. ---->>>

I've accomplished enough with the music that I haven't had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate. ---->>>

As for my stuff, I'm just doing guest verses for other people's records. I try to stay recording, because if I don't, I get rusty. ---->>>

I'm not really book-smart. ---->>>

Touring is hard on the body.

Touring is hard on the body.

I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic. ---->>>

I feel like a spoilt rapper. I get to pick and choose everything. ---->>>

I stopped watching TV because of 'The Wire.' Like, 'The Wire' ruined everything for me because I don't even want to watch anything else now. ---->>>

When 'Paul's Boutique' came out, I was one of the fans that didn't get it. ---->>>

I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever. I'm not really book-smart.

I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever. I'm not really book-smart.

Hip hop has always been braggin' and boasting and 'I'm better at you than this' and 'I'm better at you than that.' ---->>>

The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.

The details surrounding both my marriage and subsequent filing for divorce are private, and I had hoped to keep them that way for the sake of my family.

The kids are old enough now - I just want to let them be kids. I don't want to comment on them too much. They're at an age where I just want to let them be kids. ---->>>

I don't know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it. ---->>>

I felt like I had a really bad case of writer's block... Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out, I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing. ---->>>

Don't ever try to judge me dude. You don't know what the fuck I've been through. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Eminem
Nationality: American
Born: 10-17, 1972
Birthplace: in St. Joseph, Missouri, The United States
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Occupation: Musician

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (wikipedia)