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Eminem in general
Member Name: pippin2000
Eminem in general
Date: 10/08/01, updated on 10/08/01 (45 review reads)
Advantages: Good Music
Disadvantages: Bad Influence, It's a matter of opinion....
Marshall Mathers AKA Eminem and his alter-ego Slim Shady, possibly the most controversial and talked about rapper this side of the Millenium!
He supposedly encourages drug use, violence and people alegedly commit suicide beacause of him...
You either love him or you hate him...
Personally, I like his music, I think he is a talented artist and sometimes I think he tries too hard to shock people. In my opinion some of his better songs are ones he hasn't released...
Drug Use... I think most people encounter some kind of drug in their lifetime, I think Eminem does talk about them a bit too positivly in a few of his songs but he doesn't actually go out and say in a matter of words, take drugs everyone. He doesn't actually give people drugs and tell them to take them, so he is not responsale physically. My point is, many kids (and adults) live/d in rough areas and were subjected to drug use before Eminem came along, the drug market has increased, and continues to increase, i don't think this is a direct result of Eminem and I have to say; half of them would probably have turned to drugs anyway.
Violence...I think if he incorouges anything it's violent behavior and language. Just because he raps about violence and killing people, it doesn't mean he actually does that or believes it's right, he is now just out to shock people. But, I think he should make sure his obcessive fans know he isn't serious, so they won't do it.
Suicide...Heard the story about that teenager that supposedly commited suicide because of Eminem, there's a few. I don't think Eminem is responsable for any of their deaths, I don't think he put the ideas into there heads either. Most older kids know what suicide is and how to do it. It's not like Eminem is handing out ropes to his fans and telling them to wrap it around their neck, is it?
And as for the people who leave Eminem's lyrics on their suicide
notes, they probably find it too hard and possibly too painfull to find the right words to write it for themselves. I think you have to remember-people who commit suicide aren't really in a safe state of mind.
There you go, I've rambled along all this time. The text above is MY personal opinion. Please feel free to leave a comment if you agree/disagree.