The life of the iconic rapper Marshal Bruce Mather III better known as Eminem began on October 17th, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Although he is considered one of the greatest all-time recording artists in our time, Eminem did have a tough upbringing.
Eminem’s father abandoned him and his mother when he was just one and a half years of age. Marshal was raised entirely by his mother often living in great misery and moving from one city to another. They finally settled in the city of Detroit, a place which influenced Eminem’s entire “rap god” career.
When he was just 14 years old Eminem listened to an album of the Beastie Boys which inspired his ambition towards rap music. Since that day on he began competing in street rap battles in school and a variety of clubs. Unfortunately, because of absence and very poor grades he dropped of “Lincoln High School” he repeated the 9th grade three times before dropping off for good. This event caused Eminem to miss the school finals.