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25 Things You Didn't Know About Eminem

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    Eminem the first artist to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album for three consecutive LPs.
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    Weird Al Yankovic wanted to shoot a video for the song 'Couch Potato'—a parody of Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'—but Eminem refused to give him permission.

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    Eminem is from Detroit but he’s so much a part of the Bronx that he was the only guest artist to appear on Jay Z’s Blueprint.

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    Eminem failed 9th grade 3 times before dropping out.

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    Eminem was up for a role in Training Day which ended up going to Ethan Hawke.

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    Marshall Mathers was finally born after his 15 year old mother suffered through 73 hours of labor.

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    Eminem claims to have started rapping after hearing the Beastie Boys.

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    Eminem was offered the lead role in one of 2013's Elysium. But reportedly turned it down, forcing director Neill Blomkamp to instead star Matt Damon.

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    He was still making payments on his trailer home when The Real Slim Shady LP was released.

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    Michael Jackson purchased the publishing rights to many of Eminem's songs including 'The Real Slim Shady.'

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    He wrote 'Lose Yourself' while on the set of 8 Mile.

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    Eminem founded a charity called The Marshall Mathers Foundation which provides assistance for underprivileged youth.

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    The Marshall Mathers LP was originally named Amsterdam after spending time there writing the record.

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    Eminem was 23 when he had his daughter Hailie Jade.

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    Marshall was once bullied so bad growing up that he once ended up in the hospital with a head injury.

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    Eminem performs on stage at the 43rd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles 21 February 2001.

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    Dr. Dre knew "The Real Slim Shady" would be a hit once he heard his kids singing the hook.

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    His middle name is Bruce.

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    His parents were in a band called 'Daddy Warbucks.'

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    In order to record Hailie's part for the song '97 Bonnie + Clyde,' he lied to Kim and said they were going to Chuck E. Cheese.

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    Eminem raps about Lindsay Lohan in 'We Made You', 'He does not mean to lesbian offend/But Lindsay, please come back to seein' men/Samantha's a two, you're practically a ten.'

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    Eminem won the Oscar for Best Original Song for 8 Miles 'Lose Yourself.'

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    Eminem is left handed.

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    He met Royce Da 5'9 in 1997 when Royce was opening for Usher at the Palladium.

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    He was a short order cook before going on to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

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