American rapper who got his start on Shady Records and whose debut album, "Cheers", reached the #5 position on the Billboard 200 chart in 2003.
He had a cameo in the film 8 Mile alongside frequent collaborator Eminem.
He delivers the opening line off Eminem's album The Eminem Show.
He started rapping after he was given a karaoke machine by his mother at age 11.
He was raised, along with his three brothers, by a single mother.