Eminem doesn't represent Hip-Hop in any way. Hip-Hop is about the streets which Em is not from..He's not even from Detroit, he went to H.S. in Warren, Michigan
Eminem is Vanilla Ice 2.0 his entire image was created by the record label to seem as though he was from the hood just like Vanilla Ice.
i couldnt read anymore after that.... please stop posting you're a fu*king idiot!
by your logic... that means 2pac doesnt represent hip hop also. 2pac used to work at a pizza parlor as a 17 yo kid, he took ballet lessons, he was against violence, he wrote poetry, he went to a private school and so on and so forth......
eminem did go to h.s. in warren but what does that mean? eminem STILL grew up poor, his mother was a pill addict, his uncles and grandfather were mentally ill/suicidal.... but none of that matters because both 2pac and eminem have ONE thing in common... they both have an addiction and STRONG LOVE for hip hop. thats what matters...
even vanilla ice has a strong love for hip hop. he's talented in his own way. he can break dance and rap. back in the 80's vanilla used to be in the clubs in miami competing against the black guys.
i don't care where you grew up or where your from. hip hop unites all race and colors. you can thank hip hop for birthing vanilla ice, 2pac and eminem.... i'm done