I was afraid to
Make a single sound
Afraid I will never find a way out, out, out
Afraid I never before
I didn’t wanna go another round
One might expect the above lines to be picked up from an emotional, self-motivational book. But, what if those few lines are a photocopy of your life? Marshall Bruce Mathers III a.k.a Eminem sang them, he felt them, he wrote them and broke himself on the inside with them…
“Nurse we’re losin’ him, check the pulse!”
A kid who refused to respect adults
Wore spectacles with taped frames and a freckled nose
A corny lookin’ white boy, scrawny and always ornery
‘Cause I was always sick of brawny bullies pickin’ on me
Eminem wasn’t any regular kid. He was a child whose father abandoned him and whose mother never had the time for him. The present-day songwriter was constantly being moved from one place to another, a new school every few months, a stranger in every one of them. Him being bullied was a common sight for him. He was once tormented by school kids so badly that he was hospitalized. All he was, a child’s body lying on a hospital bed slipping in and out of a coma. Why would a child want to go to school then? He struggled with his grades except for English. He opted out of school and began his journey to be the RAP GOD.
If I was black I woulda sold half
I ain’t have to graduate from Lincoln High School to know that
But I can rap so fuck school
I’m too cool to go back
Before the now record producer tipped the scales, being a rapper was considered to be something that only Blacks were entitled to do. Nevertheless, to improvise on his rapping skills, Eminem entered as a competitor in ‘rap battles’. Despite his race, his work earned respect in Detroit’s underground rap scene. He was a thriving bright star in his life that was dark.
My baby girl keeps gettin’ older
I watch her grow up with pride
People make jokes, ‘cuz they don’t understand me
They just don’t see my real side
The American Rapper has had a very troublesome on and off marriage with Kimberly Ann. Both of them have had a daughter named ‘Hallie’. It was his daughter then made him fix his life. She was his motivation to deal with his anger issues, his addiction issues and she made him become a better man. She made him not want to give up, to not want to die. How can a father desert his own child after knowing what it’s like to be without one?
His journey of being an established artist had him fighting with himself. As a rapper he was inching towards the highest degree of success but as a father…he disappointed even himself. But, he kept on believing in himself to make a better life for himself and his family.
“Success is my only option, failure’s not.” – Eminem
Life isn’t easy. It spits on you but you gotta learn how to wipe it off and walk with pride. And he did that. His albums have sold more than a million copies!
What was it that kept Eminem moving forward? Was it his passion for music? Or was his zeal to make a better life for his family? It could have been both. But, in all honestly…he did it because he is a Genius. A genius never leaves anything unexplored. MagTapp is here to dive into the world’s ocean of knowledge. Find that person in you, sign up for MagTapp app and live your life to the fullest.
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