Eminem, though he may be controversial, fans of hip hop music claim that he is among the top rappers of all time. His lyrical ability, although graphic and profane, cannot be denied.
Eminem starred in the film '8 Mile', which he also wrote an original song for that you may have heard of - it's called "Lose Yourself". The song has become extremely popular, even among people who find rap music distasteful.
The song has been nominated for countless awards, including an Oscar for Best Original Song - which the song ended up winning. Although, Eminem was absent from the ceremony - the first time a winner of Best Original Song for that year didn't perform.
In an interview, Eminem explained that he would have felt uncomfortable at the Oscars, considering the fact his songs make fun of almost everyone he would have been sitting in the room with. Furthermore, Eminem didn't even watch the ceremony! He said he fell asleep watching cartoons with his daughter at the time because he believed he wouldn't win the award!
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