The rapper is a legend in his own time and a great example of how the genre of rap changed dramatically over the course of the 90's. Born in a broken home and raised in a poor household, Eminem rocketed to international acclaim and superstardom after earning a break thanks to the aid of Dr Dre.At the time, he was widely mocked for trying to participate in what was widely considered an exclusively African-American genre of music.


By the time the Slim Shady EP was released in 1997, with its dark-humoured, angry and satirical lyrics, Eminem was a household name.


Yes, folks, Eminem has finally managed to get a word of his own invention into the dictionary.