Norfolk Junior High
By Destina Martell
Eminem and His Life
This is the guy that everyone says is not a good influence. They didn’t really know what he has been through. Now they will.
Eminem was born on October 17,1972, on my two brother’s birthdays. He is now 40 years old and was born in Saint Joseph,Missouri. He was known as the real Slim Shady or Marshal Mathers because that is what they called him before they changed it to Eminem. They called him Eminem because he was a professional rapper and music producer and a film actor. His genre is gangsta rap.
In his really bad and harsh childhood he released the Marshal Mathers LP. It was the fastest selling album in the world. Eminem never knew his father because he left him or abandoned him when he was an infant. Instead he was raised by his mother; which wasn’t the best for him either. All the moving had a big impact on him, he had no close friends, kept to himself, and was treated like an outcast at every new school. He was also bullied and pushed into lockers. He entered Lincoln High School and failed the ninth grade three times. Eminem ended up quitting the high school. He found that no matter how bad his grades were he had a passion for language. So he figured out a way to express his passion and his anger by rapping. Even though he was white, he had entered on the rap battles.
Despite his race he had became one of the most respected rappers in the world. While he desperately wanted a record deal, it was later dramatized by his semi-autobiographical movie 8-mile. Inspired by his daughter, he released a single rap album called “Infinite.” He was dating his high school girlfriend Kim Ann Scott and later had a daughter named Hailie Jade Scott. Dr. Dre came to see Eminem at his rap battles and was so impressed, he signed his record label at the spot. He released his second studio album called “The Marshal Mathers.” Eminem and Kim got a divorce in 2000 and had an on-off relationship until they got remarried in 2006. They had a fight two months later and had an ugly fight trying to get custody of Halie.
Later in 2007, Eminem lost and got an addiction to drugs. A little bit after that, he overdosed and almost died. In 2008, he managed to quit the addiction and record music again. In 2009 he recorded the music “Crack a Bottle” and “Beautiful.”Eminem accused his mom Deborah of being addicted to drugs and abuse. She denied it and filed a $10 million lawsuit against her son. Unfortunately, she settled for $25,000.
Now I hope you know how and what this guy has been through. You think his music is a bad influence, well put yourself in his shoes. Ask yourself what you would do?
Main Actors/Actresses: List their real name & character in the movie. Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo,Claire Danes as Juliet, John Leguizamo as Tybalt, Harold Perrineau as Mercutio, Pete Postlethwaite as Father Laurence.
Summary of the Movie in your own words: There was a typical boy named Romeo who everyone thought he was an outsider they thought he was not good enough. There also was a girl named Juliet who was a princess of the queen and king. Her parents had like a ball and so the princess was there. Everyone was invited so the boy went. Juliet got bored so she went to see the fish in the tank. Romeo was trying to get away from his friends and they ran into each other and they technically fell in love but the maid came and said she had to go. So Juliet got dragged along and Romeo followed and they ran out of the party and kissed and even though their parents forbidden them to be together they still were. To keep Juliet safe he ask the preacher for poison. The poison was a poison were he would die until Juliet kissed him.To find out what happens next watch this movie.
Where did the movie take place? (Setting) __________________________________________
When did the movie take place? (What year?)1996
Theme/Moral/Message of the movie: That even though destiny may tell you to go with your family may think not.You have to answer for your self and go with your heart and on the way you would do anything to keep him or her safe.
Intended Audience (Circle One): G PG PG-13
Your opinion of the movie (why did you like it?): I liked the movie because its true love and Romeo and Juliet always loved each other even when they heard bad stuff about each other. They still went with their heart and found true love.
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