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Marshall Mathers, Movie Star: Eminem in 8 Mile

Edward Helmore, The Observer, November 2002

THREE YEARS AGO he was the foul-mouthed scourge of parents everywhere. A sulky, misogynistic, homophobic, mother-hating all-round bad influence. A white-trash Negro. A true punk who revelled in outrage and possessed of a scary gun-toting alter-ego "sent to piss off the world." Scariest of all, he was intelligent. "You never heard of a mind as perverted as mine," he boasted. And that was just on record.

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