Marshall Mathers (born October 17, 1972) is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer. Eminem rose to fame in the early 1990s with his rap group D12 and their album Devil’s Night. He subsequently established himself as a solo artist with The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), which became one of the best-selling albums of all time. His follow-up album The Eminem Show (2002) was also critically acclaimed and helped him win several Grammy Awards. As a result of his music, Emmett has been referred to as “the greatest white rapper ever” by Rolling Stone magazine.