The Up’s And Down’s Of Eminem

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If there is any rapper that has been through hell and back, it’s certainly Eminem. The Detroit MC has faced a huge amount of trials and tribulations throughout his life including poverty, bullying, arrests, and much more. All of these struggles, however, became great content matter for his music, making him one of the most successful rappers on the face of the planet. Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest things he went through over the years.

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Check out the up’s and down’s of Eminem on the following pages.

Eminem’s Uncle Ronnie, who gave him his first rap CD, committed suicide

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Ronnie gave Em the soundtrack to Breakin’ at age 9, which introduced him to “Reckless” featuring Ice-T.

Growing up him and his family were on welfare, leading him to be bullied

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When he was 9 years old, he was apparently beaten up so bad that he was in a coma for a week.