When Dr. Dre took the young and reckless Slim Shady under his wing, no one expected the type of impact he would have on hip-hop. Since his debut alongside his Aftermath mentor in “Guilty Conscience,” Eminem has overpowered the game with his music and has influenced a generation of rising rappers.

The career of Marshall Mathers is extensive to say the least. But through all of his successful highs and series of unfortunate lows, we have seen the development of one of hip-hop’s most valuable MC’s of all time. We’ve seen the rebellious rapper evolve into to the mature & inspirational businessman he is today. In light of the release of his eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, we relive Eminem’s career from his struggling beginnings to his overall domination of the game.



Before he was discovered, Eminem had dropped his first independent album Infinite. The 11-track project didn’t generate as much attention as he had hoped. However, a year after the project dropped, Em’s next effort got him discovered by Dr. Dre.