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Eminem SBTS

Eminem SBTS

Author David Stubbs

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Hardback
176 pages
200 x 146mm
Published Apr 2012
ISBN 9781780970042
Series: Stories Behind the Songs
Book Summary

After more than a decade in the game, Eminem endures as one of the most popular celebrities. The world's most successful rapper continues to break records in the modern era, recently reinventing himself after a drug overdose to hold his own against viral sensations like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

Controversy is one quality that Marshall Mathers III has never failed to deliver in spades. From his fledgling rhymes with New Jacks and D-12 through to Billboard chart-busting epics like 'My Name Is', 'The Way I Am' and 'Stan', his body of recorded work has been an exercise in lyrical genius, satirical wit and enjoyably gratuitous offensiveness. This book examines, for the first time, the entire oeuvre of the immensely gifted poet and street culture purveyor that is Eminem.

This is the definitive critical study of the man dubbed by Newsweek as "the most compelling figure in all of pop music:" it's a quest for the visceral, troubled raison d'etre of Eminem.

Author Bio

David Stubbs started working life as a staff writer for the legendary Melody Maker. While there, he was responsible for the popular Talk Talk Talk section of the paper, as well as conducting innumerable interviews with figures as wide-ranging as Kraftwerk, De La Soul, Public Enemy, R.E.M. and The Butthole Surfers. During the Nineties, he diversified into writing on film, TV and sport. David lives in Blackheath, London, England.

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