Despite the fact Eminem has constantly been attacked by conservative people for downgrading societys values and for being a perfect nihilist, his voice goes straight to the heart of the underprivileged of the society who have nothing else but drugs and broken dreams. Eminem is a living proof that anybody who strongly believes in his dreams and never gives up can make it. He has shown that anybody can be a hero.
Eminem also reunites white and black lower class people, his music is a strong weapon against racism. He understands the youth very well and speaks the same language as young people who often can relate to what hes saying in his songs.
His own example as a poor white trash kid, the events he personaly went through, his determination never to give up, whatever happens, gives some hope to the poor working class.
Eminem offers some criticism about the American society and politics. The fact that he criticises American society doesnt mean he doesnt like his country. Hes proven to be a real patriot.
In the song My Dads Gone Crazy from the Eminem Show, he compares his own pain to the pain of a little girl inside of a plane, which is a clear reference to the drama of September the 11th :
More pain inside of my brain thatn the eyes of a little girl inside a plane aimed at the World Trade, standing at Ronnies grave, screaming at the sky.
He shows how this drama affected him and how much hes sensitive to peoples pain.
Among all the pop stars, Eminem is the only one to raise serious debates on serious issues like society, drugs, misunderstood children, child abuse, Freedom of Speech, love and hate, murders, politics.
Eminems is an engaged rapper, he considers himself a political rapper. He talks and makes jokes about the Lewinsky affair in the Marshall Mathers Lp and shows that he is clearly opposed to President Bushs holy crusade against terrorism:
The boogie monster of rap , yeh, the mans back!
With a plan to ambush the Bush administration
Moosh the Senates face in, push this generation
Of kids to stand for the right to say somethin
You might not like, this white hot light Im under
No wonder I look so suburnt
The new generation is tired of the empty speeches of the government. The young generation refuses to be manipulated and to be the governments puppets for war purposes.
Eminems voice sound like the voice of a White Trash Prophet and started opening peoples consciousness which is the first step to a new world order with more justice, hope and ,above all, free speech.