He’s one of the world’s biggest and most respected hip-hop artists, and this October Eminem will be hitting the Island in Abu Dhabi.
The Real Slim Shady sits on a mountain of rap accolades, record-breaking releases and awards. He’s taking all that and a sack full of showmanship on the road for the promotional tour of his tenth studio album, ‘Kamikaze.’
Eminem’s return to the UAE will take place on the 25th October, where he’ll be lighting up the du Arena at with his ‘Kamikaze’ world tour.
His trademark flow, which inspired an entire genre within rap, is characterised by speed, verbosity and lyrical dexterity. Your boy rains sulphur in the booth. Eminem attributes much of his skill in crafting rhymes to his detailed study of the dictionary in his youth. He is an arch-linguist as much as he is an armed-lyricist.
It’s been 20 years since the release of his ‘Slim Shady LP,’ which was put together under the tutorage of Dr Dre, and the one man hit factory has been stacking-up platinum plaques ever since. Just a brief browse through the Marshall Mathers (Eminem’s birth name) Juke Box uncovers a library of generation-defining beats like ‘Stan’, ‘Monster’ and ‘My Name Is.”
Mathers is absolutely worthy of the ‘King of Hip Hop’ title Rolling Stone placed on him in their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Although he was probably hoping for a slightly loftier title.
If that stroll down the hip hop hall of fame has stirred up the nostalgia pangs, you’ll be pleased to hear tickets for the event go on sale at 12pm today. You’ll be able to purchase them from www.ticketmaster.ae and www.virginmegastore.me. Success is your only option. Failure’s not.
25th October. Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Tickets go on sale from 12pm Monday (10th June) and start from AED 395. www.ticketmaster.ae