marked the start of the rappers illustrious (and whirlwind) career that would see its fair share of ups and downs, but there's surprisingly very little we actually know about the 44-year-old.
Sure, we know about his struggles with sobriety, his controversy sparked by the many offensive and controversial lyrics in his hit songs and his success as an artist—but how much do we know about the real man behind the fame and fortune? First and foremost, Em has never shied from expressing himself when it comes to, well, everything, but especially his relationships with perhaps the two most important women in his life: his mother and the mother of his daughter, Hailie Jade Scott Mathers.
The rapper also received custody of Kim's daughter from another relationship.
While little is known about what lead the two to split for a second time, it's presumed that Em's drug abuse may have been one of the factors. Dre protégé was hospitalized after a methadone overdose. My bottom was gonna be death."But, Em says, that his responsibilities as a father are what ultimately motivated him to become sober."I'm looking at my kids and [realizing] ‘I need to be here for this.'"It was then that he put himself through a self-imposed detox program with the help of none other than Elton John.
In several interviews during promotion for his 2013 album, "Xanax, Valium, tomato, tomatoe, it's the same thing," he shared with MTV when recalling his 2007 hospitalization. The living legend was said to call the rap star once a week to check in on his progress and offer any guidance as needed.
"Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. Through church meetings and a rigorous workout schedule, Marshall made a full recovery and continues to remain clean to this very day.
The Detroit native is reported to still live in Michigan and gives back to the community that raised him every chance he gets.