Eminem was born Marshall Mathers. He is a rapper who is well-known around the world. Eminem began his career in 1992 when he joined his first rap group. It was called the New Jacks. Then he joined another group called Soul Intent. During this time, they released their new song. After that he joined another group and this group released their first album.
At the end of the 1990s, Eminem started to establish a name for himself. He became more and more popular. In 1996, he created his album, Infinite, then The Slim Shady LP in 1999 and the most recent is Kamikaze in 2018. The wake-up call for the rap industry could be attributed to Eminem due to his popularity now and has been for so long.
The forbidden question I’ve been waiting for has been asked. And the answer is a big bad YES!
Rap was always supposed to be talking about your own struggles, experiences and how you got through them. Rap is an extremely personal form of a musical genre which adds to its uniqueness making every rap artist unique simply because of his struggles, experiences, and lessons would be different. Rap songs lost this authenticity in the late 2000’s and transitioned to party songs, talking about money, and drugs. Even Eminem has songs in that category. It was mostly bad(there are exceptions) but rap has further degraded with its newest iteration starting in 2015 called mumble rap.
And let me tell you, mumble rap is EXTREMELY INFURIATING!!!! The perfect example of mumble rap would be Lil Pump’s Gucci Gang and you already know why it's infuriating. Rap has now become a part of teenage party songs you later hate and nothing else.
Eminem’s attempt at bringing back the old days with a certain fresh mixture of genres in Revival was bogged down by other rappers for being old. The fault in Revival was the lack of focus. Sure Revival wasn’t revolutionary and I personally don’t enjoy some of its songs but the backlash from fellow artists saying Em doesn’t get the industry’s trends was dumb and as Eminem himself says ‘it was beyond constructive criticism’.
The negative attention it got was worth a reply. The reason mumble rap sold was that nothing else was on offer. Nobody likes mumble rap when they’re sober. People crave a good rap song and Eminem’s reply to the criticism from the artists is just and well-founded. Rap is about facing demons.