Music: The Three Faces Of Eminem

On his new album, the real Eminem finally stands up and makes a case for his artistry

When Eminem learned that the release of his third album, The Eminem Show, had to be moved up a week to combat a nationwide bootlegging epidemic, he said, "Whoever put my s___ on the Internet, I want to meet that motherf_____ and beat the s___ out of him."

This may be the first of Eminem's famously foul-mouthed tirades that gets a chuckle from his critics. While The Eminem Show (out May 28) is being pirated on modems and street corners across the country, those who believe that the rapper's coarseness has inspired a generation of delinquents can treasure the irony: those...

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