The TV show 60 minutes did a piece on Eminem and his life last night. One thing that they seemed to focus on is the fact he was able to gain so much acceptance from the rapping community which is primarily made up of blacks. It seemed pretty racist when I heard it, but it brings up a good question. What did he do to be so successful and gain so much reputation?
He's a talented rapper and I think that had everything to do with it. If he was like Vanilla Ice he would have never made it lol....
I wish I saw the interview. I hope I can find it on youtube.
What he did ?
Well, maybe if you listen carefully to the lyrics, you'll get an answer.
I do not like rap, but I realize that people will choose what they like regardless of what I think. I choose not to let their choices, good or bad, give me a stroke. "The proof is in the pudding." Enough people like Eminem to make him successful. Most recognized rappers are millionaires, and they did not become millionaires because millions do not like them. They became millionaires because millions do like and support them. The rap industry is a multi-billion dollar one whether we like it or not. If most of the people who hate rap could get their hands on a piece of the industry, they would for the money!
I do not like heavy metal and country, but who cares? I do not consider country to be trash; I just do not like most of it. I also do not like pornography and bestiality, but they are painted all over the internet and world by by many people who hate rap. Do they care whether I like that trash or not? No. I suppose all people have their own trash, unfortunately.
I saw the interview and it was excellent. The guy is really super-talented.
i agree i love the guys raps - even if the words are a little rude at times
I think it takes an extra talented performer to cross genres like Eminem has been able to.
Don't see all that much of that, really.
Definitely says a lot about him.
I'm glad to see him getting this resurgence of interest.
Have always liked Eminem.
Eight Mile is a fabulous movie!
He takes his rapping serious just like he took his acting serious in 8 Mile.
He's no gimmicks real, deal. That's why I think a lot of people love him.
I think Eminem is still probably underrated on the whole.
I do not really like rap music but think Eminem is brilliant. He songs have far more emotion, passion, clever lyrics and comedy than anything I have heard the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Puff Daddy or 50 cent ever produce.
Just need to keep my kids from the lyrics, because he does not hold back and they do not need to know these things at their age.
Unfortunately, money in this world is made by feeding people what they will buy. Some people like steak, and some like bologna. Both are in high demand! These men can afford to hire the finest of writers to do their lyrics, but they know what certain audiences want. In comparison, liquor and cigarettes are not good for anyone, and they have killed millions, but they are two of the biggest industries in the world. Why? Because they sell well. Besides, governments endorse them. They share the "pie." "There is nothing new under the sun."
The key reason behind his success, and it goes way beyond color or race, is that the guy is flat-out incredibly talented at constructing rhymes and telling stories through his songs. He took the art form of hip hop to a completely new level.
Interesting. This thread is 2 years old.
When was the last time you saw or read or heard anything about Eminem?
Where he at?
I guess he didn't get the "If you want to stay famous marry a Kardashian" memo!
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