American rapper, record producer, and actor from Michigan
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Credited for popularizing hip hop to Middle America, Eminem's global success and acclaimed works is widely recognized for breaking racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music. While much of his transgressive work during the early 2000s made him hugely controversial, he became a leading figure for representation of American underclass and reflected the angst of the millennials. He has been influential for many artists of various genres and is cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time.