Eminem is calls himself a "Rap God," and really, is he wrong? He's one of the biggest players in the game and has been for a long time. But what about the man behind the music? Eminem doesn't exactly hide who he is, but there's still plenty to learn about the real Slim Shady. 

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1. His different names are different personas.

Eminem is the primary rapping persona, Slim Shady embodies the darker, more passionate and angry songs, while Marshall Mathers is who he is at the end of the day.

2. He wrote the hook to "Just Lose It" in 30 seconds.

I guess it just comes that naturally to him. It's amazing that one of his biggest hits just fell out of his head like that.


3. "Lose Yourself" was the first rap song to win an Academy Award.

The song from 8 Mile won the award, but Eminem was not in attendance – Luis Resto, one of the co-writers, accepted the Oscar on his behalf.

4. Eminem has one of the widest vocabularies among musical artists.

A study looked at 93 top artists across 25 genres found Eminem had the widest vocabulary at 8,818 unique words. This beat out such artists as Jay-Z (6,899), Tupac (6,529), Kanye (5,029), and Bob Dylan (4,883).