The first video I ever saw from the Beastie Boys was “Fight for Your Right.” It had an instant impact on me. Loving hip-hop so much as a kid, I had at that point messed around with some rhymes here and there, but I don’t think I ever fathomed becoming a rapper. They made me realize it was possible. Their attitude translated as “We’re going to do what we’re going to do, regardless of how you feel about it.”
Adam had the drive to do what he believed in — from supporting causes like Tibetan independence through his Milarepa Fund to pushing boundaries in music and pissing people off, if that’s what it took. Even his voice was so different from that of any rapper out there. He always followed his own path.
Mathers is a rapper best known by his stage name, Eminem
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