Eminem – Prove Them Wrong

Eminem opens up about the hard road he took from failure to success, and urges us never to quit on our dreams, no matter the obstacles.


“The first time I grabbed a mic, I got booed. I remember that, it was very traumatic for me. I just remember that being so fucking traumatic, and I think I went home, like man, ‘I quit.’ And then, you know, maybe a couple days later, a week later, hour later, whatever it was, I don’t know, I got the urge, like, ‘No man, I got to get up, got to do it again.’

“Like always, with everything, you got to take the good with the bad. There’s new problems you’re going to have with everything, if it wasn’t my success, and I was still try to look for a job, or working in a dead-end job, and didn’t have any money to eat with, it would be those kind of problems that I would have. Those type of family problems. How are we going to feed Hailey? How we going to raise her? How are we going to stay together? How are we going to pay our rent? 

“I think one of my greatest inspirations, or things that I would feed off of, basically was just, obviously, people not believing in the, you know, the cloud of doubt, that kind of, hung over my head, and wanted to just prove everybody wrong, you know what I mean? I wanted to make it, and I was going to make it regardless of what anybody said.”