Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in October 1972, these rare photos of young Eminem capture the rap star as a child, all the way through his teenage and young adult years in his twenties. What was Eminem like when he was young? He grew up extremely poor, raised only by his mother. He is the best-selling artist in the United States of the 2000s, and has been ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as number 83 greatest artist of all time. He has sold over 155 million albums and singles, and has become one of the world’s best selling artists of all times. His rise to stardom occurred in 1999 after the release of his debut album “Infinite.” His following album “The Slim Shady LP” led him to his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next two consecutive albums caused him to receive the same award two more times, making him the first artist to receive three consecutive awards for consecutive album releases. Eminem has won a total of 15 Grammy Awards and he launched his acting career after starring alongside Brittany Murphy in his autobiographical film “8 Mile.” Check out these photos of a young Marshall Mathers, and try not to laugh at his high school mullet.