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Can you believe Eminem is 40 years old today? It seems like only yesterday the Detroit native was lyrically disposing of his ex-wife Kim's murdered body on his controversial record "97 Bonnie & Clyde," featured on his 1999 album, The Slim Shady LP.

That was 13 years ago, and since then, Marshall Mathers has lived a life full of accomplishments and accolades as well as triumphs and tribulations. He's released seven albums, created a successful record label with Shady Records and earned a title as one of the best-selling music artists in the world. But he's also found himself in trouble along the way for mocking certain celebrities and having run-ins with the law.

On his born day, The BoomBox takes a look back at some of his crazy career moments -- both good and bad. After all, these are the memories that make the man.