I was born on October 17,1972, and my dad was in my life until I was eighteen months old. Then, he left me and my mom. My mom didn’t have any money, and I grew up very poor. Sadly, we didn’t have anything.
For part of my life, I carried around a garbage bag with my clothes in it and stayed were I could--- anywhere from one of my friend’s house to living on the streets. My home life was very bad. It was very rough, so I started going to the studio recording and performing music.
At first, it was just for fun, but I had to become serious. I found out that this is going to be my career. I dropped out of high school. Then, I flew out to California and saw Dr. Drea, a famous rap singer and my ROLE MODEL. He got me a contract and into the rapping career. Even though, I made some mistakes earlier in my life, the most important thing to me is my daughter.
I’m NOT AFRAID. I survived every day of my life, from getting jumped at school to being in a coma. Worst of all, I saw my best friend brutally attacked. There was NO LOVE. I did not know where I was going to end up at the end of the day or even in the next minute or hour.
My advice to you: Don’t hit ROCK BOTTOM You have to get through life each second, each minute, each hour. It was very hard for me not to get in trouble because I was a follower and not a leader. SING FOR THE MOMENT!
My daughter, Hailey is sixteen and I have stopped getting into trouble. I have changed my life for the better. I'm still pursuing my career. I just don’t make music now, I'm also an actor. Thanks for reading the story I wrote about Marshal Bruce Mather III aka Eminem.
Author Page Wilbert James Schwartz Jr., (Willy) is sixteen years old and is enrolled at the Lawrence County Career & Technical Center in the masonry program. He lives in Ellwood City, PA. I wrote this book about Eminem because he inspired me. I like his music a lot. I hope you enjoy my book about his life.