How Eminem Conquered Black Music (and White Privilege) With ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’

Looking back on the racial politics of a certified hip-hop classic, 20 years later

Bonsu Thompson
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Bonsu Thompson
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Bonsu Thompson is a writer, producer, Brooklynite and 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow.