Today, Marshall Bruce Mathers III turns 40. And oh, what a vitriolic, hate-filled, record-shattering, and genre-defining journey it’s been.
The guy’s got a lot to celebrate. For one, he’s the most successful rapper of all time. Seriously. He’s sold more than 90 million records. That’s more than 2Pac, Biggie, and Jay-Z. I could go on and on about his accolades – 2000′s The Marshall Mathers LP is the fastest-selling solo album in US history – but you can find those yourself on his Wikipedia page. And yes, it’s very, very long.