5 Things You Didn't Know About Eminem. So in this list, I'll be showing you 5 facts about Eminem you probably didn't know about.
5) He didn't want to be a rapper
When Eminem was a young boy growing up in Detroit, his dream was never to be a rapper.
In actual fact his dream was to be a comic book artist.
He was deeply interested in story telling and comics were a good route.
However when he discovered rap, he realised just how effective story telling and rap can be.
His love for comics however hasnt gone unoticed.
In numerous music videos such as Without Me, there are many refernces to comic books.
The 2013 scifi movie Elysium sees Matt Damon as the star.
However Matt Damon wasnt the first choice and in fact director Neill Blomkamp wanted Eminem as the star.
Eminem was interested in the role but had one big condition.
He insisted the movie be shot in his hometown in Detroit.
Detroit could have been a possibility to shoot the movie but the studios behind the film refused to this condition.
Since they couldnt come to that arrangement, they offered the role to Matt Damon.
3) Rap God
In October 2013 Eminem dropped the track Rap God.
It became an instant viral hit and hip hop fans around the world were amazed at the flow and speed of eminems delivery.
One particular part of the song, Eminem literally raps at a supersonic speed, managing to cram 97 words in just 15 seconds.
Thats an average of 6.5 words per second.
However the song as a whole broke the record for having the most words in one song.
Rap God has 1,560 words in just 6 minutes 4 seconds.
Thats an average of 4.28 words per second.
During the mid 2000's Eminem was battling with an addiction to perscription drugs.
His addiction got so bad, that at one point he was right on the edge of dying.
In 2007 he collapsed from an overdose of methadone.
He was rushed to hospital where the doctors told him his organs were starting to shut down.
It was at this point he was told he may only have a few hours left to live.
Somehow he beat the odds and survived and in 2008 he got clean and hes been clean ever since.
1) My Name Is
In his hit song My Name Is there are two mistakes that were kept in.
In the begining of the music video, he steps out of a house and is hit in the face by a flying newspaper.
This was a total accident and wasnt planned.
Later in the video when hes in a stray jacket sitting on a chair, he falls off the chair.
Once again this was a complete accident but the directors found it so funny they kept both mistakes in.
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