Music: Raps, in Blue

Eminem rings up sales as well as controversy

Some people only see that I'm white," gripes Detroit rapper Eminem. But what comes out of his mouth is getting more attention than the color of his skin. Not since the heyday of N.W.A. has hip-hop served up a feast of violence and fantasy as fiendishly witty as Eminem's The Slim Shady LP. On a song titled '97 Bonnie & Clyde, a ripping satire of Will Smith's treacly Just the Two of Us, Eminem raps about pushing his troublesome spouse off a pier while their daughter looks on. "There goes mama splashing in the water/ No more fighting with dada/ No...

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