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Eminem too white to rap
Eminem was told he'd never succeed as a rapper because he was white.
The 'Love The Way You Lie' hitmaker had to overcome prejudice from other members of the tough rap scene in his hometown, Detroit, when he first started out after quitting school, because he was white.
He told US TV show 60 minutes: "There was certainly a rebellious youthful rage in me. And no getting away from the fact I am white and this is predominantly black music, and people telling me, 'You don't belong and you're not gonna succeed because you're this colour.'
"Then you want to show those people that you can and you will."
Eminem quit education after failing the ninth grade - usually taken between the ages of 14 and 15 - three times, but said his skills with a dictionary helped him with his wordplay.
Giving an example, he said: "People say that the word orange doesn't rhyme with anything and that kind of p****s me off because I can think of a lot of things that rhyme with orange - like, 'door hinge', 'storage' and 'porridge'."
He also described why he had problems with the education system, saying his constant changing of schools made him a target for bullies.
Eminem added: "I would change schools two, three times a year and that was probably the roughest part.
"I got beat up in the bathroom, beat up in the hallways, shoved in the lockers, just, for the most part, being the new kid."Posted on 11 Oct 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
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