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.
Hip Hop is a culture. It's Rapping, Free Styling, Spinning, Producing, Editing, Dancing, Tagging, Gear, Mentality.. Eminem was never portrayed as some big gangster so it didn't matter what "street" he was from.. More like a trailer trash drug addict, and his audience didn't care because he was talking about sh*t they related to instead of trying to live vicariously through black rappers talking about the hood which most white people don't relate to and were tired of hearing. But you're right... Since he was from Warren MI he couldn't possibly be Hip Hop... Really stop posting on Boxden