It began when I was a kid, a 10-year-old, vibing with my elder cousin, and suddenly a song comes up, and after 2-3 minutes, I was hooked totally. After the song ended, I enquired about the person who was singing, well I didn’t know, it was rap. So, my cousin said it’s Eminem, and the track is called Stan. I asked him his meaning, but he was a little confused, I left it there.
I can relate to what you’re sayin’ in your songsEminem (Stan)
So when I have a shitty day, I drift away and put ’em on
‘Cause I don’t really got shit else
So that shit helps when I’m depressed
Almost two years later, when I got my hands on the internet entirely, I started searching about Eminem, and my interest grew. Fast forward, 2019, sitting here writing this note to my favorite human being in this universe, and of course, he is Eminem aka Marshall Mathers aka Slim Shady aka B-Rabbit aka Rain Man aka White Guy From Detroit… or, Em. You may call him anything. He is the one person who completely changed my life forever. Like… forever. You don’t know how much I am stressing on that ‘forever.’
We all know Eminem for being the greatest rapper of all time or at least as one of the GOATs, but he has been more than that in the lives of millions around the globe, and one of them is I, myself.
I just can’t sit back and wallow, in my own sorrow, but I know one fact: I’ll be one tough act to follow.– Eminem (Beautiful)
The days where I just wanted to just end everything or the times when I wanted to fight but didn’t have the strength; or, the days when I wanted to just listen to comedy music, or the days where I wanted someone to talk to me, and many more such times, Eminem was and has always been there. He didn’t have to be physically present because I am nobody, he doesn’t even know that I exist, but I can feel his presence and impact on my life, and it is more than just saving a kid, but also allowing him to find himself. Whatever I am doing today is just because of him. Without any clue of writing, I started my journey as a writer. I don’t know if I’ll be successful or even good, but I’ll be proud, and that’s the most important thing to me.
Man, I’m just as fucked up as you woulda beenEminem (Who Knew)
If you woulda been in my shoes, who woulda thought
Slim Shady would be somethin’ that you woulda bought?
He is the same guy who has made Lose Yourself and Stan, and he is the same man who wrote, Just Don’t Give A Fuck and Still Don’t Give A Fuck… He has just been the genius throughout. I have learned things that I could’ve never. I have been able to relate to him like no other.
Marshall is like the greatest gift I could’ve ever asked for. I can just thank him for existing. He lifted my spirits in moments, where anyone would’ve thought of quitting. But, he provides the lighter to my fuel.
You have now turned 47, Happy Birthday Sir! Thanks for everything you have done for me and millions.
Picture Credits: Eminem.com