By Danielle Turchiano on October 17, 2012
Back during Eminemâ€™s epic freestyle mixtape battles with Benzino, he wasted no opportunity to take digs at the rapperâ€™s age (40) as a reason he shouldnâ€™t be rapping in the first place. But these days, Eminem is that age himself and just entering into another chapter in his own hip-hop career. After taking on multiple alter egos, trying his hand at acting, battling gun charges, family lawsuits, addiction, the death of his best friend, and raising three little girls as a single father, Eminem certainly has more to say as himself at 40 than Slim Shady fictionalized when he debuted in 1996. While we wait to see what he comes up with next, letâ€™s take a look back at where heâ€™s been.