In addition to his solo career, Eminem is an original member of the Midwest hip hop groups Soul Intent and D12.He is also known for his collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9"; the two are collectively known as Bad Meets Evil.
Eminem worked at several jobs to help his mother pay the bills, later maintaining that she often threw him out of the house anyway.
When she left to play bingo, he would blast the stereo and write songs.
Eminem had his first run-in with the law at age 20, when he was arrested for his involvement in a drive-by shooting with a paintball gun.
The case was dismissed when the victim did not appear in court. Dre." The album's popularity was accompanied by controversy over its lyrics; in "'97 Bonnie and Clyde" Eminem describes a trip with his infant daughter when he disposes of his wife's body, and in "Guilty Conscience" which encourages a man to murder his wife and her lover.
They were followed by Encore in 2004, another critical and commercial success.