The Life And Times Of The Real Slim Shady: Eminem

Eminem has lived a life that most of us couldn’t dream of. From his troubled childhood to releasing multi-platinum albums and Grammy awards, Marshall Mathers has come a long way to reach the top of the industry. But, his fight to reach those levels wasn’t so easy.

To earn his achievements and everything else in his career, it all started in Detroit.

Mathers Had A Turbulent Childhood


Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972. He never knew his father, Marshall Mathers Jr., who abandoned the family when the Missouri-born artist was still an infant. As a result, he was raised by his mother, Deborah Mathers.

She never maintained a job for more than six months, moving between Missouri and Detroit.