Eminem Artist Of The Decade Plaque

Before the close of 2009, Soundscan named Eminem artist of the decade. Domestically, his albums have sold over 32 million copies.

Last week during his interview with Angela Yee, he mentioned that he took a picture with the plaque. Alongside him are: Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Eric Weinberg, Paul Rosenberg, Chris Muratore and Steve Berman. Yeah, he’s kinda a big deal.

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  • Yooo

    Nice plaque

  • Young Sha

    32 Million from six albums. Props!

    Tell Dre to stop taking pictures, and his bitch ass in the studio.

  • Ac@pella!

    @Young Sha

    Lol. Cosign.

  • jigga man

    ^ him sittin’ his bitch ass in the studio sold eminem 32 million records. so sit yo ass down and shut the fuck up! Props to dre!

  • mmkayy

    ^ wow but what about Encore & Curtain call ? so really he sold more than 32 million last decade

  • mikey

    em’s a legend

    sslp – 6 mill sold was released in 99
    mmlp – 10 mill sold
    eminem show – 10 mill sold
    encore – 5 mill sold
    relapse – 1.9 mill sold

  • Dman

    yh that was from two albums combine the rest of his albums u have over 77 mil sold ;)

  • mmkayy

    ^ aint that worldwide ?

  • B.Dot

    so really he sold more than 32 million last decade
    ^
    yep

  • Boombapster

    I guess compared to Em, Jay sold doo-doo balls, huh? Hov should rethink that “Men lie women lie numbers don’t” bullshit the next time Em’s nuts rests on Jay’s shoulders on the Billboard charts, huh?

    BB$. Just. Saying.

  • the instigator

    not despising…..but only 10 respons (11 w/ mine) for an eminem post?!? thats pretty low stannery for em, i would say, esp. on RR. (and nope, “respons” is not mispelled)

  • Drucifer1983

    Those numbers dont even include the 2 double platinum D12 records or the 8 mile ost

    Em is a beast…………around the world I think he’s at 80 Mill or summin

  • Drucifer1983

    lol @ instigator………They just posted it, it’ll get there

    Dre starting to look his age byu the way……….

  • lovely

    32 mil and more than 78 mil worldwide WOW

  • The Dynasty

    Journalism 101 B.dot… If you’re going to give a caption a picture make sure you name everyone in the picture. 5 names, but 7 people = Fail

  • B.Dot

    ^
    kiss my degree…do u really think anyone cares about the other people?

  • The Dynasty

    I might care if I knew who they were. It could be the guy who runs Vivendi for all I know, which would make him more important than anyone else in the picture

  • Brummagen

    Wait is that really Paul Rosenberg at the back…?

  • B.Dot

    I might care if I knew who they were. It could be the guy who runs Vivendi for all I know, which would make him more important than anyone else in the picture
    ^
    sigh. FINE! ‘ll look into it! *walks away mad*

  • Drucifer1983

    those other 2 cats are from soundscan I’m guessing

  • RapMusic23

    Congrats to Em,he is the real Soundscan killa.32 mill is ALOT and thats just in US! Close to 80 mill worldwide=) Nice plaque,he should be really fucking proud of it,i would!

  • Toya

    What’s more impressive is that Em took 5 years off and STILL became artist of the decade. And it looks like he’s gearing up to defend his crown in the next decade.

  • The Dynasty

    hahaha. Thanks B. Dot, can’t you just call Rosenberg and ask?

  • ’97 Cheech & Chong

    let me get this straight. eminem is the black guy… and dr dre is that fat bald white guy in the back?

    im a hard core eminem & dr dre fan

  • mmkayy

    The Dynasty says:
    Thursday, May 06 2010 at 9:26 AM EST
    Journalism 101 B.dot… If you’re going to give a caption a picture make sure you name everyone in the picture. 5 names, but 7 people = Fail

    ^ click on the link smartass

  • B.Dot

    hahaha. Thanks B. Dot, can’t you just call Rosenberg and ask?
    ^
    nope. don’t work like that. that guy’s elusive.

  • The Dynasty

    mmkayy says:
    Thursday, May 06 2010 at 10:00 AM EST

    ^ click on the link smartass

    ^
    lol, good looks

  • Coroner

    Woman lie man lie… numbers don’t!

  • So Icy Boi!

    So you sayin 2 albums Eminem sold 16 mil each?? …….so why they dnt count the other albums if he the artist of the decade

  • dat k00n nigga

    YOU BE KISSING DAT CRACKERZ ASS YELL0W NIGGAZ

  • OffMyNutz

    Shady is that dude haters!!His #s just bury the comp!Oh my bad,there is no comp!!

  • j

    While I love some of em’s stuff, it shows his #s are decreasing.

    Very nice award though!

  • shady50

    He would’ve sold even more if they counted the D12 albums, The Re-Up, and the 8 Mile soundtrack.

  • Interscope Employee

    Em > Jay-Z …point blank period

    Sales – no contest
    Lyrically – They both dope, but Em can do gymnastic with words. just go check Renegade

  • Nipsyfire

    @everyone

    these aint worldwide sales it just United States Sales!! Worldwide the nigga moved 27 million copies of the eminem show and 11 milli was in the US

  • Drucifer1983

    @ J

    Everybodies sales are declining…………….Lil waynes album was the best seller of 08 and it only sold 3 milli………………the country is in a recession and everybody just D/L’s nowadays

    For the record tho, Relapse was still the highest selling rap album of 09

  • Nipsyfire

    @ Drucifer

    Worldwide last year only lady gaga and taylor swift sold more albums W.W. Gaga was 4milli taylor was 4.7milli em did approx 3.3 worldwide

  • Drucifer1983

    @ Nipsy

    Ya, I knew swift and gaga sold alot but I was talking bout rap

    Even still, with all the records britney spears and them sold back in the day, its kinda sad that the 2 biggest pop stars cant break 5 million worldwide………

    Record sales are awful, B.O.B only sold 85K and that was enough to be number #1??………5 years ago 85K wouldnt have got you in the top 30………SMH

  • Nipsyfire

    @ drucifer

    If B.o.b’s album dropped in 03 he would of sold at least 300k!..but even 50 BISD was my favourite hip hop album last year with slaughterhouse and raekwon’s albums…and they all sold badly it the way the econemy is and nobody gonna buy shit when they can get it in 5mins for free

  • Nipsyfire

    the only rap acts know that will sell over 200k first week will be T.i,Dr Dre,Eminem,Jay Z,Lil Gayne and Kanye

  • Scrapig

    Eminem: I rest my case.

  • Da Business

    Props to Em, but if u put sales to the side, I’d give that title to Kanye. IMO, Em only has 1 bonifide CLASSIC(The Eminem Show) from this past decade, while Ye put out 3. But I get it tho, Em body slams shit when it comes to sales. Don’t get me wrong, Em is the man, top 3 alive no doubt.

    I’m just sayin’

  • edwfdewf

    Unfortunately only the first 3 albums are good.

    The next 3 are really quite terrible.

  • HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

    SSLP…MMLP & EMINEM SHOW WERE ALL CLASSICS TO ME…
    I’M A BIG KANYE FAN TOO BUT I THINK ONLY HIS FIRST ALBUM WAS “GREAT”… HIS LAST ONE WAS ALL R & B TYPE OF SONGS.. I TRIED LISTENING TO SOME “RAP” BUT DIDNT SEEM TO FIND ANY…. I GUESS IT WAS AN ALBUM FOR THE “DRUNK AND HOT GIRLS”

  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY WHO’S LIL GAYNE?

  • Nipsyfire

    @ had2dolt

    lil wayne u dumb focc

  • fuckyall

    geeez, I wonder if being WHITE and having arguably the greatest producer ever by your side had anything to do with him selling 32 million+ albums…..hmmmmm

    What the fuck do sales have to do with talent and skills? Hammer sold more records in 5 years than Scarface has in damn near 20 years…..money and sales dont mean shit…

    See this is why Hip Hop sucks now….we were debating mic skills in the 90′s…now it’s my favorite rapper has more money then yours…wtf? yall funny

  • Da Business

    ^^^^^
    @ Nipsy

    LOL, u got him dyin’ ova here w/ ur reply to homeboi!!!

  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY AYE BITCH U SHOULDVE SPELLED THAT NIGGA NAME RIGHT INSTEAD OF PUTTING YOUR OWN PERSONAL SEXUAL FANTASIES ABOUT WAYNE U FUCKIN INTERNET WEIRDO

  • Markoni

    @fuckyall

    You’re right, I always say numbers don’t mean shit. But you must admit he would NEVER sell this many if he didn’t have skills. Only Eminem and Tupac have sold that much [Em 80 mill, Pac a few less].

    You’re on point with MC HammerScarface comparison, and there are a lot of others who haven’t sold much *Rakim* but have skills and those who’ve sold tons but have no skills at all *New Crank South

  • NAS

    Those sales are ONLY the American sales.

  • Nipsyfire

    @
    had 2dolt

    Go fuck your self u broke ass mother fukka! if u know who weezy is erry nigga on the street in Queens know him a lil gayne..

    @Fuckyall
    i agree with u man i can name 100′s of lyrical niggas who ain’t sell well Rakim,Royce,Crooked,Scarface,Canibus,Murs,Krs One Ect..

  • justinaire

    @NAS

    Yeah, the worldwide sales are about 40 million.

    And to everyone saying numbers dont matter. They dont to a certain degree. If a rapper sells 10 million with one that doesnt mean he’s the best ..he could be a gimmick. But when you sell over 80 million in LESS than a decade (he was over 80 million before Relapse) AND you’re the ONLY rapper to sell 10 million+ worldwide with three BACK to BACK to BACK albums RIGHT when digital piracy was getting big (Napster in 2000, Kazaa in 2002 and LimeWire/Torrents in 2004) Then that shows CONSISTENCY AND LONGEVITY. And that my friends puts you in the conversation with the G.O.A.Ts

  • Da Business

    @ HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

    I have to respectfully disagree w/ ur statment. Tho, I fux w/ both SSLP & MMLP heavy, but to me a classic is a timeless lp. To me SSLP is debatable, as far as it being a bonifide classic. It doesn’t matter tho, bcuz it came out in what ’98. NOW, w/ the MMLP outside of the 6 to 7 STANDOUT songs, the rest of the lp is quite forgetable. Can u REALLY listen to the MMLP today as a whole and still consider it a classic? I personally can’t. The Eminem Show is Em’s best lp and his only BONIFIDE CLASSIC in my book @ lease, and I think true heads will agree.

    I STAND by my Ye statement. His first 3 lp’s r ALL classics.

  • fuckyall

    @ markoni

    Eminem has the skills. I admit that. As I said in my previous post, him being white has ALOT to do with his sales/fame. He admitted this himself.

    2Pac’s sales (in my opinion) didn’t come from skills per say…he was a rebel…controversial….he was loved more for his personality then his skills on the mic.

    I’m not taking anything away from these people, but to say so and so is better then Jayz (for example) because he sold more is ludicrous. That’s the dumbest logic ever.

    Hammer might be better then Scarface in some cases….it depends on what we are talking about. Hammer connected with more people (the sales), had worldwide smash hits, was a trendsetter (hammer pants) and a great entertainer. But of course when it comes to mic skills, scarface would blow hammer out the water.

    We can debate this all day. Every artist brings something to the table…people just dont now how put money and sales to the side and look at the bigger picture

  • http://myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    Congratz!~

  • the instigatior

    isnt it just a-2-the-mazin who really runs rap/hip-hop? straight israel up in that photo. i bet dre is falasha and em is settler. hahhaha. but rally dough, it really is just mind-bogglingat the number of jews who run the entertainment business, esp. rap/hip-hop. cohen/cohn/kahn, -burg/-berg, -stein/-stine, -feld, etc…..even old priority’s heller!

  • the instigatior

    @ freakyall

    “Hammer……..was a trendsetter (hammer pants) and a great entertainer.”

    this, i have doubts about.

    you mean to tell me that others besides him and his crew was wearing them pants? caust i never seen it at all. never. not even the biggest hammer fans around the area at that time. nope. nothing.

    *by the way, hammer was a biter! he got them style pants from indians and pakistanis!!! you just would never know, cause they wuddnt stupid enough to rock that with a short suit jacket!!!

  • Markoni

    @ fuckyall

    I totaly agree, every artist brings something of their own Pac had soul, KRS had battle, Snoop had OG style, BIG was a ghetto storyteller, Nas intelectual. . etc.. and people really need to start looking at he big picture, but these days it’s all about the first week sales…

    @the instigator

    Jews run the whole american economy, all the big brands, movie and music companies etc…. are run by jews.

  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY NAW IT AINT ERRY NIGGA IN QUEENS ITS JUST U AND UR LIL GAY FUCK BUDDIES…YALL WOULD KNOW IF DUDE WAS GAY OR NOT

  • Sutter Kane

    If I were Em, I’b be playing that 50 “Straight to the bank” joint on repeat 2day,lol

    Everybody who makes music has there fair share of haters, a few days ago online some kid told Redman was one of the whackest Mc’s while telling me how great Drake is………. Everyone has critics but nobody has numbers to match up to his, Regardless of the reason the numbers are the numbers……….This is the one Photo where Em really should of Gave the camera the finger, I would’ve………..With a big smile on my face too

  • Sin

    Paul Bunyan. I wonder if he still be tryna spit

  • adrian smith birmingham england

    eminem sold 32 mllions copies of albums n the last 10 years times hav change now eminem recovery see how does when drop

  • Markoni

    He’ll probably end up at around 3 mill just like Relapse, no cd will go over 5 mill ever again. Maybe Detox…but then again it’s Detox, anything can happen.

  • Nipsyfire

    @had2dolt

    Fool lil internet gangta u feel froggy jump nigga! any motherfucca can act tough infront of the screen homie! Shit erryone call weezy gay when i was in LA i met menace from BWS even menace laughed and called him ‘lil gayne’..any way dudded feelin tough little pu$$y shit

  • Nipsyfire

    @ MARKONI

    Detox i think will do numbers of 3 milli Dre ain’t sellin no 5milli hopefully im wrong but i can’t see it happpening..but it depends how mainstream he gonna bring we all know he worked with Jay,Weezy,Ashanti,Akon Ect so maybe he gonna do Club bangers for his single’s..shit there the only records that sell nowadays

  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY LISTEN U LIL BITCH DONT GET CONFUSED WITH BEING REAL AND ACTIN GANGSTA I AINT TRYNA ACT TOUGH IN FRONT OF A SCREEN HO IM BEIN ME FIRST OF ALL AND NIGGAS AND BITCHES CAN SAY WTF THEY WANT ABOUT ANYBODY DONT MEAN THAT SHIT TRUE UNLESS THEY WITNESS THAT SHIT THEMSELVES OTHERWISE STFU BOUT THAT GAY SHIT AND WHOEVER THIS MENACE NIGGA IS WAS PROLLY DICK’D DOWN BY WAYNE AND GOT UPSET CUZ HE AINT GET A FEATURE….OH AND BY THE WAY STOP BRINGIN OTHER NIGGAS NAME IN THIS NOW THAT SHIT IS GAY

  • Nipsyfire

    @HAD2DOLT

    Yo u want some kid send me ur email address we will arrange a meet son!!! And MENACE has did lots of collabs with the nigga wayne mayne stop trippin son.you prolly a dumb ass white kid with glasses who aint lost his virginity..like my nigga royce says ‘Ur Just An Internet Thug’…And the way i said lil gayne anyone would think your weezy’s bitch hell if your gay im sorry for offending u fag but DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNN u gay ass cunt

  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY YO EMOTIONAL HOMO ASS HAHAHA! YOU MAD AINT YA? DID THEY BAN YO HO ASS FROM THEM GAY SITES FUCK BOY? AND HOW THE FUCK U GON CALL ME AN INTERNET THUG? U BITCH ASS MUH FUCKA YO DUMB ASS ASKIN FO MY EMAIL ADDRESS TRYIN GET AT ME U FAGGOT ASS BITCH AND IM NOT TAKIN UP FOR “WEEZY” IM JUS SAYIN IN GENERAL STOP GOSSIPIN LIKE A LIL BITCH ABOUT SOME SHIT YO ASS DONT KNOW AND UMM I NOTICED U REFERRED TO HIM AS WEEZY AND NOT LIL GAYNE HMMMMM…

  • Daniel

    Daaaamn, Thumbs up for Eminem!

  • HAD2DOLT

    @Nipsyfire
    nigga i will kill you bitch yea come to queens ny bitch me and my buddies will slash you with plastic knives bitch yea ok fucking guy.

  • Nipsyfire

    had2dolt you a bitch homie i like weezy nigga hot like his dreads too make me hard .no homo

  • Had2Dolt

    aite nigga im jus playin but i like you doe.yeah i will fuck you in the ass so hard and cum inside you yeah bitch.no homo 2 bitch

  • Nipsyfire

    coo coo im watin baby boy cant wait to have that cock up in me revinn me up like rmp bikez on them ruff ryderz ohhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Nipsyfire
  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY NIGGA U GAY

  • http://myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    LMFAO ^^ Yall Are Fukin PATHETIC!!!

  • Nipsyfire

    @ PITRI
    agree with ya lol i aint backin down from an internet thug tho homie

  • http://myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    Yall argueing over Weezy?? Seriously?!

  • Nipsyfire

    @ PITRI

    Yeah he got all offended cos i called him lil gayne!! its as bad as your argument on 2dopeboyz over shit

  • Wayne

    ^^ Ditto. Poor internet gangsters. I feel sorry for u

    Congrats Em. Cant wait for Recovery

  • Wayne

    Ditto Pitri

  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY @PITRI YALL NIGGAS GAY! GAY! GAY! GAY! GAY! FIRST OF ALL THAT GAY BITCH DICKHEAD CALLED LIL WAYNE LIL GAYNE THEN I ASKED WHO’S LIL GAYNE WAS THEN THAT BITCH GOT DISRESPECTFUL AND SHIT THEN HIS FAGGOT ASS STARTED TYPIN UP FAKE COMMENTS AND SHIT BUT THIS IS THE REAL ME MUH FUCKAZ!!!!

  • Nipsyfire

    @Had2Dolt

    LMFAO i wrothe those comment GTFOH

  • http://myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    Haha What argument on 2db?? theres been acouple lol

  • Had2DoIt

    @NIPSY STOP FRONTIN U GAY ASS BITCH! I WOULD NEVER TYPE NO BULLSHIT LIKE THAT! THIS IS THE LAST SHIT IM TYPIN SO IF YALL SEE ANY HAD2DOIT IT AINT ME ITS THAT GAY BITCH NIPSY ANYWAY CONGRATS TO EM CONGRATS TO RAP RADAR FUCK NIPSYFIRE BITCH ASS I HOPE U FIND THE DICK YO GAY ASS WAS HOPIN FOR BITCH!

  • Nipsyfire

    @ had2dot fucking go die

    @pitri i don’t know i read em alot man shits funny there been a few on B.o.B’s posts lol was sum funny shit

  • Jo$h

    Nipsyfire you’re out of your mind. Scarface, Rakim, and KRS all sold plenty of records.

  • Nipsyfire

    @Josh

    your outta your mind compared to all the nigga’s who cant rap they aint sold many..

  • http://myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    ^^ haha i usually just try to get shake mad..its Funny..

  • yaboitone

    Eminem is GREAT! Definitely top 5 all time, arguably number one (to a lot of people not including me). I say that just to say, YOU HAVE TO BE A FOOL to NOT KNOW FOR A FACT that Eminem has sold so many albums because he is a white guy with talent. This isn’t hate? It’s cold hard fact……FACT! I GUARANTEE that if the rest of Eminem’s albums were ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE that he WOULD STILL sell millions because the white guys who want to be him and the white girls who want to f**k him are going to buy it anyway.

  • http://myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    ^^ Dude just Get over the Race shit already..one of the reasons he got to where he is is cuz hes white..We get it..just let it go and congratulate the dude..

  • money mitch

    oh the internet you gave us porn and ethugs.. my my

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  • will

    @ Da BUsiness

    You cnat honestly listen to Graduation today that shit was hot it wasnt classic

    and I can Listen to Slim Shady and MMLp today songs like I dont give a fucc I still dont give a fucc 97 bonnie and clyde Role Model Rocc Bottom Marshall Mathers Under the Influence Drug Ballad Bitch Please 2 everybody i know personally has some kind of 99-04 eminem on they I-Pod

    Kanye 1st 2 especially the second one Late Registration May be up there with the best album ever made but Graduation only had 13 joints on there and I can honestly say some of that was played too much and got tired of hearing it

  • will

    to make it simple if Eminem was blacc he wouldnt sell as many records but he would still sell the number Jay sells and he would still be getting called the best alive right now

    I think him being white is harder on him than yall think it is look at cats like Bubba Sparxx and Paul wall who cant sell a quarter of what Kid Cudi or B.o.B. is selling I mean Bubba Sparxx is a decent rapper and dude has no Plagues to his name Paul Wall got one platinum but after that he has got a plague

    for this dude to be white and come from where he comes from, The Trailer Park, you have to give him his Props you wont see a white guy from the trailer park rap as good as this guy I never heard rap music coming from a trailer park LOL

    and for him to not rap about being a drug dealer or gangsta you gotta show love all his drug references are about him using not selling like ricc ross has proven if you put up a good front you will be able to get away with being a fake gangsta

    he not talking about his maybachs and bitches and popping rose and cris he being him and for him to sell all those records without fronting you gotta show love

  • will

    i remember an interview with hating ass Irv Gotti and he said the stuff eminem raps about Jay-Z wouldnt be able to rap about and be able to sell records well to be fair if Em rapped about the shit Jay Rapped about Em would not sell records Imagine em rapping about swag and roccing gucci and drinkin Rose yall would not accept him if he did and neither would them white folks becuz thats what Paul Wall rap about and cuz cant sell no records

  • J-Antoni3

    heard about this a while ago but was waiting for the photo. Congrats to Em. Him and Royce are easily my two favorite rappers, but I don’t necessarily think they’re the best rappers alive, I just like a lot of their tracks. Can’t wait for Recovery and I hope Eminem and Royce get together on a couple of tracks in the future.
    Slaughterhouse signing with Shady should be official real soon!!!!

  • J-Antoni3

    @Will
    I totally agree… Eminem has definitely formed his own style where he can’t get away with rapping about what a lot of black artists rap about (money, clothes, swag, girls), but he gets away with rapping about crazy a$$ shizz that nobody else would get away with (rape, sick murders, sticking umbrellas up a girl’s Vag)

  • http://myspace.com/pitri_27 PITRI

    i want Recovery!!!!!!

  • Toya

    @ Will, I agree. Em being white would only get him so far before everyone got bored. What sets him apart from the others is that he takes the Tupac route to rap and talks about real things, not just cash, cars, and hoes (although he is pretty stuck on his ex). Any real Eminem fan will admit that his oddest song is “Ass Like That” because it’s so typical that for him to do it is rather out of place. I’m sure that if he did rap about all the stuff other rappers do, he would be accused of trying to be black (well… more than what some people accuse him of being now).

  • money mitch

    straight mossad right there

  • FUCKOUTTAHERE

    fuck all yall, em is the best rapper in the game, dead or alive.

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  • Da Business

    @ Will

    I feel ya on what u was sayin’ about Em. Yeah, his race played a part in him being as successful as he is, but dude is an ARTIST and that trumps everything. Em is a TRUE emcee.

    W/ all that said, Ye’s “Graduation” is still a classic in my book. Shit honestly, it’s the best overall lp that come out from the past 3yrs.

    I’m just sayin’

  • will

    @ Da Business

    he was on the Tim Westwood joking about how he oozing Swagger Juice that shit was hilarious I couldnt imagine that word coming from em’s

    and Graduation is one of the best albums to come out in 3 years but look at the music that has came out in 3 years fuccing horrible like I remember in 2000-2002 everything was popping Rocc Rap and Pop music now and days it seems like there are a couple of songs in a season and that be it

    graduation was a good album but music is in a terrible shape right now especially rap so its like getting B in a class full of F’s we curve that shit becuz its so many failures but still its not Grade A work

    Me personally I think Blueprint The 1st one was the best album ever made in my generation but a nigga can argue with that late Registraion tho that Late registration shouldve took home every award it was nominated for and College Dropout was classic becuz it was the intro but by Far Kanye 2nd lp is his best one Graduation was like a step bacc sound like some get money shit late registration had more meaning behind its lyrics songs like Cracc Music and Diamonds are forever hell even gold digger Late registration was so good that we actually study the lyrics of every song in 12 grade english

  • Da Business

    @ Will

    I feel where u r comin’ from brah, and I get it. But I really, REALLY feel that u need to go back and re-listen to “Graduation”. I mean yeah I agree that it’s not on the same plane as the first 2, but it stands on it’s own. To me, Graduation was PURE INSPIRATIONAL!!! Songs like Champion, Stronger, Everything I Am, I Wonder, Can’t Tell Me Nothin’ and etc. were ALL motivating. 90% of the lp has that feel to it. It’s the soundtrack for ppl goin’ thru the fire w/ the determination to get thru their situation. 

    U make a gr8 point tho, as far as Ye’s “Graduation” being a gr8 lp among sub par lp’s @ the time. But I feel that the lp as a whole still deserves that classic title. @ this point, ‘Ye is competing w/ ‘Ye, so everything he does will be compared to his 1st 2 joints and to me that’s not fair. It’s the same thing w/ Jay, everything he does is compared to BP1(co-sign w/ ur statement btw), the Black lp, or Reasonal Doubt. It’s not fair to these artist.

    But hey, that’s just me.

    I fux w/ u tho, u know ur shit. 

  • trax

    @ fuck yall

    Fuck you. If being white was all Em needed to sell records. Then VanillaIce, Bubba Sparxx, Snow would have sold 80 million. Vanilla, who was before Em, sold well bc people li0ed his song, but he didn’t even come close to selling as much as Em. The rest didn’t even come close to Vanilla’s sales.

    Em’s music has been good, and he can rap “better than 90% of the rappers out there” which would be black. That’s why he has sold. Being white did not hurt. But if that contributes ALOT to sales then all the other white rappers should have sold as much as Em, and they did not and didn’t come close.

  • NEGRITO

    FUCK YALL FUCK HIM!!!!!!!!

  • Taylor

    someones mad.. dont hate. hahah

  • The Scientist

    Eminem formula circa 1999:

    1. Could actually rap + has above average flow.

    2. Is white.
    (drew massively above average interest from non blacks)

    3. Came out on some “white boy” shit
    (locked down the white boys living white boy life)

    4. Came out on some funny shit
    (locked down most the ppl in this silly ass country)

    5. Came out dissing pop stars
    (drew attention from the massive VH1 gen who cares bout that type of shit)

    6. Came out dissing family
    (drew attention from nosy/curious ass people who want to know about that type of shit + drew controversy + drew attention from the throngs of people who blame their families for shit)

    7. Came out talking about killing wifey and loving daughter at same time.
    (drew attention from the sort of people who like horror movies and shit like final destination + white girls/women are strangely attracted to this type of shit + drew massive controversy on all major news outlets)

    8. Dr Dre co-sign.

    add it all up and it = MASSIVE intrigue/buzz.

    Which in turn = sales.

  • Drucifer1983

    @ The scientist

    lol, basically you hit it head on……………Its was a perfect storm of circumstances and talent that made him who he is, cant blame it all on color, Asher Roth is White as can be and I’m not just talking about skin color, he’s a definite Upper-class white dude and he aint crack gold……….. Bubba Sparxx is country as fuck, Which should relate him to the Millions of Rednecks in the country, and his run was short………….Vanilla Ice lasted for all of 2 seconds…………..Beastie Boys, cant take nuthin away from them but after “Sabotage” there fanbase basically turned into nothing but Alternative Rock kids

    Being white helped get him in the door, but his style and talent kept him there……Gotta give the credit where its due……..

  • hood

    I Gotta agree with Drucifer……..

  • fuckyall

    @trax

    you fucking idiot. When did I say that ONLY being white was the reason for Eminem’s success? Being white is one of many reasons but it played one of the biggest roles which is the reason why so many people around the world connect with him. He’s the great white hope. None of those people you mentioned came to the table with the lyrical power and vengeance that Eminem did. They were all gimmicks.

    So when a white guy comes along and dominates and lyrically murders rappers in a genre full of nothing but black artists, it becomes refreshing. It made that white audience even more excited because they now have a respectable face to represent them.

    Look at scientists post above…he hit the nail on the head. He was new, refreshing, lyrical, a voice for white folks….he talked about THEIR struggles. Never happened before…

  • will

    @ da Business

    Yea Cosign At the end of the day I bought all 3 of his Lps that 808 shit didnt get me but I got all 3 Disc forms and I got Jay Blueprint the 1st one they just sit in they case but i got them bitches and Im still contemplating on getting the Only Built For Cuban Linx II in disc form i got the rhapsody version but i think I will when i get the time too

    only thing that didnt make it classic and made it seem like a step bacc becuz Kanye gave us two albums of unskippable 21 tracc discs bacc to bacc and he went from that to a 13 tracc disc where i could skip a couple of those I mean his 1st 2 albums I would just let that shit play skits and all Stronger in the beginning the song was hot but after hearing it so many times i would skip over it but yea Champion and Cant Tell Me Nothing were the two Best ones I remember having Cant tell Me nothing on repeat for like 35 mins in a workout session

    I still listen to that shit till this day

  • JohnCU

    @ Drucifer1983 , well said!

  • will

    another thing that is funny about the eminem situation when niggas throw in Bubba Sparxx and Paul Wall and Vanilla Ice they never talk about how they white and not selling millions

    Bra Honestly if you were to go to hood and checc niggas Itunes and Computer documents you will find at least 13 eminem joints on there no lie

  • http://rapradar Quinn Jones

    Hard work pays off, thas all i gotta say abt that

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