The author lays bare Eminem's relationships with his much-hated mother, his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott, black producer Dr Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him from the age of fourteen. He explores Eminem's impact on other stars such as The Pet Shop Boys and Tori Amos and his debut as a film star in the autobiographical, Oscar winning 8 Mile. This new edition comes right up to date, analysing the huge success of Eminem's label Shady Records and his protege 50 Cent, as well as the claims of racism recently levelled at Eminem, after the discovery of a tape of a racist rap he recorded as a teenager.
Nick Hasted writes on music, movies, books and comics for The Independent, The Guardian and Uncut magazine. He lives in South London.