Unbridled controversy. Unparalleled talent. Unmatched superstardom. As the single best-selling artist of the 2000s, a 15-time Grammy winner, and the first artist to have ten consecutive Number One debut albums on the Billboard 200, Eminem’s accolades speak for themselves. His world-renowned status solidified hip-hop as the most commercially successful music on the planet.
HALL OF FAME ESSAY
Look: If you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip? That’s the question Eminem asked in his 2002 ground-rumbling “Lose Yourself.” It’s also the question lurking throughout his twenty-five-plus years in hip-hop. How do you treat every time like the one time? Nothing can be taken for granted. There’s always somebody ready to take your place. Eminem wants to be loved, but the opposite is okay, because either way you will remember his name. He’s on the prowl and ready to fight for your attention – for a gold record, for a chance to continue. And continue he does.
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