When I think of Eminem, I think of an incredible wordsmith. I think of a guy who can transform him emotions into words, in an excellent manner. He’s been in the game since 1999 and ever since, his fan base is on a surge (89 Million followers on Facebook and still counting). There is something about him that make so many people love him so much. He depicts every aspect of his personality through his songs. Eminem has every song for you to listen to- sad, depressed, serial killer vibe, intensity, revenge, motivation, happiness, humor, love, freedom, the list goes on. For me, Eminem is a great rapper. I won’t disagree, there are all a lot of thing we shouldn’t learn from him. But, when I have a close look at his life and songs, I find loads of insights for us to succeed and make it big in life. Here’s a list of the things that I think we all can learn from Eminem-
You may be different and that is a good thing!
We all know that rapping used to be a thing for black men back in the 80s and 90s (okay, I’ll consider Beastie Boys). For a little white guy like Eminem to succeed in hip hop seemed very difficult. But, he loved the art of rapping and thus never gave up. As a teenager, he was booed on the stage because of his color. But, he kept honing his art everyday. He used to read dictionaries so that he can rhyme more words. He studied and analyzed the rapping style of every rapper. Even though he was booed, he still went to battle rap every week. He was the runner up in the 1998 rap Olympics. Later in his career, his color worked in his advantage. Watching a white boy rap and poke fun at celebrities is what enthralled the audiences across the world. This made him an overnight celebrity.
Humor and Sarcasm is Good!
He gave the music industry what it craved the most, Humor. Eminem would openly poke fun at celebrities, icons and politicians. This was, in a way, what the world needed that time. Yes, I know some of his songs were something kids should stay away from. But, some of those punches were hilarious. The best thing was that he fused the element of music and humor, what a great blend. Songs like The Real Slim Shady, Without me, My name should be a reminder to people that- we are not supposed to take ourselves so seriously!
Laugh at yourself!
The best about Eminem was that he could poke fun at himself. He’d dress up like a women, wear a swimsuit and do all the crazy stuff. He poked fun at himself by talking about his wife cheating on him, talk about being bullied in school, or something a normal person would hesitate to say. This is one reason why he has garnered so many fans.
Eat, Sleep, and Drink with your passion!
If you’re a big Eminem fan, you probably know that he practices rap for at least 2 hours every day. Yes, many people regard him as the best rapper alive and he still practices everyday. That says a lot about him. Sometimes he writes on his hands just because has no paper to write his rhymes on. So, when’re passionate about something, practice and learn so much that you become a legend. As a kid, Eminem would stay up all night remembering words from dictionary and practicing his rhymes. Thus, he is a highly respected figure around the world today.
Best revenge is Massive success
Since his childhood, Marshall has always faced hardships. His family was wrecked. He was raised by a drug-addict single mother. They were poor and had to change homes frequently. In the school, he was bullied. Massively bullied. He once stayed in coma for 9 days, a black boy in school hit him. It was a tough childhood and it still affects him. But, making it big in rap was the sole thing that gave him an urge to succeed. He practiced, day and night, and became one of the biggest icons in rap music. After becoming a rapper, a lot of people in the industry despised him. He knew that but never retaliated directly. All he did was make better and better music. So yes, the best way to seek revenge is to make it big in life.