Eminem has three aliases: Eminem, The Slim Shady, and his original teenage stage name, which was M&M. His real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Here is 14 facts that you probably didn’t know about the rap god.
1. The name Eminem was originally spelled “M&M,” which came from his initials Marshall Mathers (not from the candy).
2. His middle name is Bruce.
3. He’s left-handed.
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4. He can cook! Before his rapping career took off, he prepared food at St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
5. Eminem dropped out of high school when he was 17-years-old, after spending three years in 9th grade.
6. He turned down the lead role in recent flick, Elysium, which ended up going to Matt Damon instead.
7. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” was the first rap song to win an Academy Award in 2002 for “Best Original Song.”
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8. Em’s mother was in labor for 73 hours — that’s THREE days! — while giving birth to him.
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9. He was inspired to start rapping after he heard The Beastie Boys for the first time.
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10. When The Real Slim Shady LP was released in 2000, Eminem was still making payments on his trailer home.
11. Eminem's relatives used to call him 'Mickey' when he was a baby because he had big ears.
12. Eminem cuts his own hair
13. Eminem dropped out of school after failing 9th grade 3 times, mainly because he skipped school too many times to battle kids on the street corners.
14. Eminem is in the Guinness Book of world Records for being fastest selling hip-hop artist.
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