You know I have read these posts with interest !! what a fire I started.
You know I love Bob Dylan and he spoke of societies ills and in a quite forthright manner. He accessed the audience by speaking their language. Eminem is the same. Do you think Dylan did it as a volunteer or is he living comfortably?? the track 'Kids' enables a good debate on drugs with my kids.
Eminem makes quite a point when he says
' they blame it on Marilyn..but where were the parents at??'
Perhaps America is not ready for rap music, perhaps they are still uncomfortable about the rage against injustice. They hunted NWA down, Hounded Tupac and they have now set there sights on Eminem and Marilyn Mansun. If parents bring there kids up to respect people and allow their children to have a voice, they will discern right and wrong. What causes problems is when you shut the lines of communication...music with a difficult message allows discussion as it has done with me and my son. Eminem is no different to all the ones that have gone before him, those who have been radical.
If Eminem is homophobic then why did Elton John show support for him,,,why did Madonna??