Whatever You Say I Am
The Life and Times of EminemBook - 2003
As his celebrity rises from infamy to superstar proportions, and with an acting debut landed by mainstream media and unparalleled record sales, here is the definitive profile of Eminem as a rap artist and a key figure in the current American cultural landscape. Author Anthony Bozza broke the Eminem story nationally with a 1999 cover story for Rolling Stone and has since enjoyed a level of access to Eminem unique among journalists. Eminem is the hottest, most discussed, and most controversial figure on the current musical and pop cultural scene. He has been blasted for what many of his critics regard as overly homophobic and misogynistic lyrics and resented for his record-breaking commercial success as a white man in a black genre. But Eminem's talent and appeal to millions of fans has transcended his detractors and established him as the most important figure to come out of popular music since Kurt Cobain--and a phenomenon that must be acknowledged by anyone who wants to understand how Americais changing today. Whatever: You Say I Am--Illustrated with dozens of exclusive photographs and containing interviews with key figures in hip-hop, members of Eminem's camp, sociologists, and critics--is the first book to get to the heart of the man behind the controversy and his extraordinary career. Placing him in the context of hip-hop, popular music, and the larger culture, Anthony Bozza answers the big question: Why does Eminem matter? Bozza finds the answer in Eminem's unlikely life story, in his peculiar rise to fame, and in an analysis of his music and lyrics. Much like Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, Whatever You Say I Am is riveting reading for Eminem's fans and arevelation for everyone else who wants to know why he has so many of them.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers ; Three Rivers Press, c2003
Branch Call Number: 782.421649/EMI -B 4565 2