Marshall Bruce Mathers lll, known as Eminem AKA Slim Shady is headed to South Africa for the first time ever to deliver his signature style of rap at two concerts as part of his Rapture 2014 tour.
The Rapture 2014 tour will feature Slim Shady’s lyrical genius along with the hip-hopper’s personally handpicked selection of top established and up-and-coming artists.
These supporting acts will share the stage with the superstar for what is billed to be “a game-changing hip-hop event”. The line-up for the South African leg of the tour has yet to be announced but promises to thrill the crowds hunger for music.
Based on his verbal skills alone, the Oscar and 13-time Grammy winner is, arguably, one of the greatest rappers of his generation. The highly successful and controversial rapper has released 10 studio albums, the most recent being “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (2013), which is a follow-up to the 2000 release.
Even locally, the Detroit-born icon’s music has hit home: Eminem’s had seven of his albums top the charts in South Africa. Needless to say, his visit to local shores is long overdue, and screaming fans will no doubt lose themselves in the (actual) rapture brought on by Slim Shady’s rhymes in 2014.
His new single with Rihanna, Monster, is this week’s highest debut on the South African RAMS chart; and the new album debuted at No. 1 on iTunes chart and No. 9 on the physical albums sales chart.
Eminem explodes onto Cape Town shores on the 26th of February and 1st of March in Johannesburg.