Background

Eminem Lyrics
This website provides the lyrics of some of the rap artist’s popular songs.

Eminem: On the Road Back From Hell
A Rolling Stone article that discusses the rappers music, fame, parenting and relationships, and his experiences with drugs.

The Paradox of Eminem: Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?
A look at Eminem – his life, work, and the controversy surrounding him.

Eminem World
A page with resources and latest news on the hip hop icon, dedicated to his fans and admirers.

The Survivors: Eminem
The rapper speaks to GQ magazine about his battle with drugs.

Critics

Government Can’t Censor Eminem, But Citizens Can
How Eminem’s lyrics have angered critics on both sides of the left-right ideological divide.

8 Reasons Eminem’s Popularity is a Disaster for Women
A critics highlights troubling features of the rapper’s lyrics and the worldview he promotes.

Call for End to Racist Rap Lyrics
A prominent rap music recording executive urges the industry and radio stations to renounce three offensive words.

Violent Music Lyrics Increase Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings, According to New Study
Experiments conducted by researchers from Iowa State University and the Texas Department of Human Services show that exposure to violent music causes attitudes and thoughts of violence.

Plugged In on “Recovery”
A Christian review site observes that in spite of a few lines of redemptive lyrics, the rapper’s album release is overshadowed by profuse profanity and senseless violence.

Champions

Nobel Laureate in Praise of Eminem
Nobel Prize in literature winner Seamus Heaney has compared Eminem’s verbal energy and influence to that of John Lennon and Bob Dylan.

12 Eminem Lyrics That Even the Haters Can’t Deny
The controversial rapper has been held up in the rap universe as a poetic genius for his lyrical mastery of rhyme and meter.

Guts over Fear: In Defense of Eminem
This piece contends that Eminem’s music should be assessed on its artistic merit and similar to poetry or novels, it does not need to meet to pass any moralistic or ideological content test.

Rap Legends Praise Eminem
Several maestros of the genre have recognized the musical artistry ad lyrical power of Eminem.

Gangsta Rap
This writer wonders if opponents are applying racist double standards in their condemnation of rap lyrics.

Related Topics

Gangsta Rap Overview
The birth and growth of a variant of rap music that graphically chronicled inner city crime and violence, fuelled by a subversive, anti-establishment culture.

Hell’s Bells: The Dangers of Rock ‘N’ Roll
A documentary that criticizes another controversial musical form, hard rock, suggesting it is an anti-social and evil influence on young people and culture (video).

Nihilism
An overview of the philosophy that often lurks in the lyrics of musical genres like rap and hard rock music.

Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth
A warning on the deleterious effects of some types of music and musical entertainment.

Other

Eminem.Com
Official website of the controversial rapper, otherwise known as Slim Shady.

The Dark Story of Eminem
A book that chronicles the life of Marshall Mathers, the man the world would come to know as Eminem.

8 Mile
Link to the promotional website for Eminem’s semi-autobiographical film, featuring the rapper in the lead role.

Border Patrolling and “Passing” in Eminem’s 8 Mile
A research article that probes the treatment of blackness and whiteness in the rap icon’s popular movie.