Unanimously considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, it is no small task attempting to understand what goes on the mind of the elusive Marshall Mathers. Mathers, (more commonly known by his stage names Eminem and Slim Shady) has been a long standing icon of the rap community for well over a decade. His career has long been filled with mystery and intrigue, dealing with everything from his own personal issues as a child, to later drug use and recurring relationship problems with his daughter’s mother, Kim. Now however, we will finally be able to take an in depth look at the various factors surrounding the products we have received from Eminem. The book (a collection of essays) is entitled Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Race: Essays and aims to give Mather’s work the hypercritical attention that they deserve, “drawing from history, philosophy, sociology, musicology, and other fields, the writers gathered here consider Eminem’s place in Hip Hop, the intellectual underpinnings of his work, and the roles of race, gender and privilege in his career, among various other topics.” The book is set to release on the 30th of November, with preorders available through Amazon of the Apple Store.