Hip hop is becoming a popular culture in the current time. Now, you cannot say that it is just an African culture, but it got popularity worldwide over time thanks to the amazing hip-hop stars who introduced it to the world. Fans of hip hop are always curious to know about who is the King of Rap? You can find the answer right here.
Finding the answer to who is the king of rap can follow a long discussion and result in the name of many rap singers. As in June, Rolling Stone determined who is the queen of rap; likewise, they also did the same to determine the who is the king of rap.
After a long list of nominations for rappers, the competition for rap artists was extremely high. The contender’s lists follow the name, including Gucci Mane, Drake, Diddy, Pitbull, Kayne West, Eminem, Rick Ross, Ludacris, and so on. This list includes some relatively new names, while others have been around for a long. The list of contenders also included Nicki Minaj, a female rapper I previously discussed, who became the Queen of Rap.
So the ranking system was the thing rap lovers took seriously and voted for their favorite and all-time best rappers. This fairly held contest was super exciting for the fans. So, Eminem has been declared the best rapper after a long contest, earning him the title “King of Rap.” According to the record, Eminem’s albums always hit the charts and became a reference point in hip-hop music culture. Besides being the King of Rap, Eminem is also a famous controversial personality.
Eminem’s full name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, and besides being a rapper he is also a songwriter and record producer. His albums proudly hold the title of best-selling albums of all time, with 220 million records sales worldwide.
Eminem made his film debut with the musical drama film 8 Mile, in which he played a fictionalized version role. As a result of his soundtrack, “Lose Yourself,” he became the first hip-hop artist to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Moreover, Eminem played Cameo roles in The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009),The Interview (2014), and Entourage (2010). Eminem has also created the Sirius XM Radio and Shade 45 channel.
There are many influences on Eminem’s rapping style, including Kool G Rap, Esham, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, and others. The best part about Eminem’s rapping style is that listeners can relate to it, and what listeners can relate to becomes the best. He actually knows what fans want, and thus as a King of Rap, he always comes to their expectations.
Eminem’s studio album includes the list of
- Infinite released in 1996
- The Slim Shady LP released in 1999
- The Marshall Mathers LP released in 2000
- The Eminem Show released in 2002
- Encore released in 2004
- Relapse released in 2009
- Recovery released in 2010
- The Marshall Mathers LP 2 released in 2013
- Revival released in 2017
- Kamikaze released in 2018
- Music to Be Murdered By released in 2020
In October 2001, Harper Entertainment published Eminem’s first book by the title Angry Blonde. The book featured some unpublished pictures of Eminem and also his commentary on songs. Towards the end of 2008, a book publishing company named Dutton Adult released Eminem’s autobiography by the name of The Way I Am. Eminem’s rise to fame is detailed in this book, along with his struggles, poverty, hardships, heartbreak, depression, and more.
Eminem also owns a restaurant in Detroit. He named the restaurant as Mom’s Spaghetti Restaurant after his song name Lose Yourself which later during the pandemic he donated to healthcare workers at Henry Ford Health System.
As the King of Rap, Eminem seems to motivate the young generation through his raps and powerful quotes. Here I have listed down the ten most powerful quotes by Eminem you will love
“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.”
“Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.”
“Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.”
“You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.”
“If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something.”
“I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.”
“I started learning how to not be so angry about things, learning how to count my f—ing blessings instead. By doing that, I’ve become a happier person, instead of all this self-loathing I was doing for a while.”
“When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.”
“Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.”“Cause sometimes, you just feel tired. Feel weak. And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength, and just pull that shit out of you. And get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter.”