This blog explores and examines the intersections of rhetoric, race, and religion.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Eminem's Three Commandments
Marshall Bruce Mathers III is no longer simply a birth name. It is a household name. Marshall Mathers is Eminem's true, intimate, ultimate and permanent self. In Eminem's music, we come to know Mathers as Eminem's spiritual self, the one who explains good and bad behavior and communicates attitudes and morals. Mathers also handles the stresses created by Eminem's fame and Shady's controversies as well as his own personal demons.
Conspiratorial theories asserting that Mathers is either a Satanist or an Illuminati pawn have reached a broad, mass audience through the Internet. Now, a new meme has been added to the rapper's spiritual story. Rumor has it that Mathers is now a Born Again Christian. According to rap's and religion's insiders, Eminem has "turned his life over to Christ," and is "building a relationship with God and using that to help him spiritually, and with his addiction problems."