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Eminem is arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time. His ingenious lyrics and his penchant for honesty have led him to become one of the biggest icons in music. Marshall Bruce Mathers is an American rapper, actor and record producer. During the 2000’s, he was easily the best-selling artist in the United States.
But did you know he credits Jim Carrey for one of his most famous albums?
Read on to find out why.
The Grammy award winning rapper has named Jim Carrey as a huge inspiration and influence behind one of his most popular albums, The Eminem Show.
For the 15th anniversary of the album, Eminem went on Instagram to describe his insight into how the album was created.
He said that Jim ‘basically wrote’ The Eminem Show due to the actor’s comedy-drama The Truman Show.
In the post, Eminem wrote: ‘The concept for The Eminem Show was inspired by The Truman Show because my life felt like it was becoming a circus at that time and I felt like I was always being watched.’
He went on in the handwritten note by writing: ‘Basically, Jim Carrey wrote my album.’
The film, which was released in 1998, revolves around a man who feels uncomfortable and trapped because his life is displayed to the masses like a reality television show.
And Eminem can relate to that since his meteoric rise to fame must have been filled with numerous bright lights and spotlights.
Especially under the bright lights of Hollywood where every celebrity is always being watched. But for Eminem, he was able to overcome these hurdles in order to become the man, rapper, and father that he is today.