It’s crazy to think that Eminem turns 40 years old today and is still considered one of the best rappers in the game, if not the best. To celebrate we’ve decided to compile some of Eminem’s best video moments. Can’t wait until he releases another album, he is still one of the only artists that can take the longest break he wants and come back stronger than ever. Em’s next album will probably embarrass every single “hot” artist right now… for the most part.
Young Eminem’s freestyle in New York. He goes off!
Freestyling with best friend Proof (R.I.P.) in the car.
Rare video of Eminem performing in high school (1991).
1997 Rap Olympics where everyone saw that Em was here to stay and demolish all competition.
When “My Name Is” came out everyone in the country knew who Eminem was from the start. One of catchiest songs in hip-hop history.
Another classic video from Eminem that will never go away, “The Real Slim Shady”.
With the amount of out-of-this-world music Eminem has created, it’s hard to list every video he’s ever put out without clogging the entire blog. If you want to see more just hit any of the “related” videos next to the ones above. Here are a few more that seem to stand out.
A more recent video of Eminem freestyling on Tim Westwood TV in the UK. He spazzes on both the beats given to him. Just watch the veins in his neck, super intense. You can feel the passion going into each verse.
Ice-T interview Eminem for the “Something from Nothing: Art of Rap” documentary + a Freestyle.
We can’t complete this list without throwing in some 8 Mile battles. This is still one of the best movies ever made which just goes to show how great of an actor Em is along with being the best MC.
Eminem’s life story brought to you by Anderson Cooper. One of the best interviews out there with the man himself.
“Just look at Eminem’s career, starting out as a “white rapper” from Detroit it was tough for him to get respect in the industry right away. Not too many white rappers were buzzin at the time and the last ones to get the respect they deserved were either Cypress Hill or the Beastie Boys. Getting the co-sign from Dr. Dre helped a lot but you don’t prove yourself just by having someone else say you’re hot. Right when Eminem hit the mic everyone knew he was going to be a problem for the industry. There’s not many rappers out right now that have that “I Don’t give a f*ck attitude” like Eminem did and still does. He would rap about very controversial issues like killing his wife, his mom being a drug addict and much more. No matter what he said people respected him for how he said it. No one can put together metaphors, switch up cadences, and deliver powerful messages like he can. To this day no matter how long of a break he takes, everyone is always anticipating new music from Eminem. I don’t think there has ever been a “weak” Eminem track. Even though he claims that “Relapse” was his worst album, it still demolishes anyone else lyrically. Just seeing how long Em takes to create albums lets us know that he is a perfectionist when it comes to being the best lyrically. I have always seen Eminem as the best rapper alive no matter what anyone says. Another great aspect of his career is that he won’t do tracks with just anyone to get spins, he only chooses to collaborate with the best in the industry. One of the best moments in his career in my opinion was when he collaborated with Jay-Z on “Renegade”. Words cannot describe how powerful that track is working with another God MC. Hopefully we get some new music from Eminem soon as rumors are saying he is currently working on his next album. Happy 40th to a man that has inspired just about everyone in hip-hop, his music has gotten plenty of people through hard times and continues to do so.”
_ Bartosz Szaniewski (Social Media Director of Rich Kids Brand)