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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.

Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With more than 47.4 million albums and 107.5 million singles sold in the U.S. and 220 million records globally, he is among the world's best-selling artists of all time and is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists in any genre. He is the only artist to have eight albums consecutively debut at number one on the Billboard 200. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the "King of Hip Hop".

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"Berzerk" is a song by American rapper Eminem, released as the first official single, produced by Rick Rubin, from his eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP. The song samples Billy Squier's The Stroke and The Beastie Boys' "The New Style" and "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)", both also produced by Rick Rubin. Snippets of the song were announced during the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2013. One commercial announced the title name, MMLP2, with production by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. The second commercial was a 30 second preview of the chorus with Eminem showcasing his old blonde hair standing, rapping in front of a huge boombox and one on top of an unknown building with the sky changing random colors. This commercial was accompanied by Beats by Dr. Dre.

The song was officially released on August 27, 2013 by Eminem via Twitter. An audio version of the song was released on Vevo the same day, starting with Eminem putting a cassette tape into a boombox, then the song plays with no further action in the video.


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The Marshall Mathers LP is the third studio album by American rapper Eminem. Released May 23, 2000, the album sold more than 1.76 million copies in its first week just in the US. In 2001, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year. The album was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA in the United States, and sold over 10.2 million copies in the US. As of 2005 the album had sold over 19 million units worldwide.

The Marshall Mathers LP has been ranked as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all-time by such magazines as Rolling Stone, Time, and XXL. Rolling Stone placed the album at number 7 on its list of the best albums of the 2000s. The album was ranked number 302 by Rolling Stone on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2010, Rhapsody named it the #1 record on the "The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers" list.

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Eminem performing at the DJ Hero party on June 1, 2009.


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Shady Records is an American record label specializing in hip hop music. Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg founded the label in 1999 after the release of The Slim Shady LP.

The label has signed eight acts over the years, earning RIAA certifications of platinum or higher on fourteen of its fifteen released albums. Signed acts include Eminem, D12, 50 Cent, Cashis, Slim da Mobster & Slaughterhouse, while former acts include Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater & DJ Green Lantern.

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Lose Yourself

"Lose Yourself" is a song by the American rap artist Eminem, released as the first single from the soundtrack to his movie 8 Mile. Released on October 28, 2002, it was written and produced by Eminem himself, along with longtime collaborator Jeff Bass, one half of the production duo Bass Brothers. The song was largely written during the filming of 8 Mile, and plays to the themes of the film, as it is loosely written from the viewpoint of the character of Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr., who was portrayed by Eminem. The song's accompanying music video is a mixture of several scenarios, largely including several scenes from 8 Mile, however it also contains scenes addressing problems the real life Eminem has addressed, as well as "B-Rabbit"'s difficulties, including the ostracism by rap communities towards him due to his color, and his difficult personal life.

The song itself has been noted among one of Eminem's best, if not the best. Rolling Stone ranked it one of the top 50 Hip-hop songs of all time. The song was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It has over 6.1 million downloads in the US alone. It received universal critical acclaim, with many critics praising the song's aggressive themes and describing it as Eminem's best work still to this day. Eminem's rapping ability, the lyrics and the production were also praised as well. In many retrospective reviews and lists, critics have cited the song among Eminem's finest, as well as one of the best hip-hop songs of all time. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, "Lose Yourself" became the "Longest Running Single at Number One for a Rap Song" at 23 weeks. The song went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Original Song(the first time a rap song ever won this award), beating other nominees like U2's "The Hands That Built America."


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