When Eminem started posting annotations to his verses on Genius, his fan base went wild looking for personal anecdotes like miners digging for gold. We not only got a glimpse of Eminem's raw humor, the lyrical prodigy let us peek into Marshall Mathers' transformation from trailer trash to rap icon.

We've decided to delve into the emcee's annotations to provide you with backstories to five of his greatest hits while giving you a glimpse into Slim Shady's journey. Take a look at some of the stories Em shared over the years.

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