Eminem's Controversial Lyrics Essay Example

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The average rapper wouldn't be able to grace the pages of Rap Pages, VIBE, Spin, The Source, URB and Stress and go on a national tour months before their major label debut album is released. Then again Eminem isn't the average rapper.
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<br>Marshall Bruce Mathers a.k.a. Eminem. Born October 17, 1972, grew up in Kansas City. From there he began his career as an individual white rapper. Not many white people are able to succeed in the rap industry, but Eminem has proved everyone wrong. He is now one of the most talked about persons on the earth. His lyrics offend some people, this sparks controversy and censorship. His lyrics containing things such as drugs, alcohol, death, homosexuals, sex and suicide. In some of his songs he includes lyrical slander towards bands like NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, Brittney Spears and Puff Daddy. He views these bands as manufactured and as he calls them "faggots". In one of his songs called "Marshall Mathers" he says "Boy girl groups make me sick, and I cannot wait until I catch all you faggots in public, I'm a love it." Most of the songs off his records he is bad mouthing homosexuals. This creates a ruckus in the media because the gay and lesbian parties protest outside of his concerts and award shows. These groups want Eminem to be either banned, have his records changed or a heavy censorship on his records. In response to these claims Eminem said "I am who I am, I don't compromise my stuff for nobody." That's the way he is and that's the way he is going to stay. A fellow rapper, Dr Dre (Eminem's producer) said "Its working, we are creating controversy, this means record sales, if you don't like this record, wait for the next one, if you don't like this one then you ain't going to like next one much better." And that's what happened. The next album was worse. The critics had lots to complain about and still are complaining. In my eyes being an Eminem fan, I liked it. But some people didn't see it my way.
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