Eminem is one of the most famous rappers of our time, but before stardom came a childhood that was far from glitz and glamor for Marshall Bruce Mathers III from Missouri.


Michael McCrudden profiles the life of Marshall Bruce Mathers the 3rd leading up to fame. Even his birth name was as far from ‘rapper material’ as a mom could choose for her child.  Even though Eminem’s rough and turbulent upbringing could have lead him on a path to nowhere, The Real Slim Shady pushed through, and Em rapped his way to a beautiful career.