Today, the cows mooved Erika Meyer to write: > Eminem may not really be "trailer trash" --- he's urban, isn't he? > But he is a poor/working class kid that clawed his way up. technically, yeah. . . according to RollingStone's rather aged biography, he and his mum went back and forth between Kansas City and Detroit, before settling in Detroit's East Side (not the best part of town (and yes, there is a best part), but not the worst, either). This is as opposed to Kid Rock, who really is from the trailer parks of outer Metro Detroit (Romeo specifically).  http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/bio.asp?oid=6395&cf=6395  http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?zoom=1&city=kansas+city&state=mo  http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?zoom=1&city=detroit&state=mi (I was going to have one with both cities at once, but the MapQuest 'mapdata=' url is five lines long. . .)  http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?zoom=4&zip=48213  http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?zoom=4&city=romeo&state=mi (the northernmost couple miles of Detroit are visible at the very bottom)  http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/bio.asp?oid=6047&cf=6047 jonathon isaac swiderski who lives just over here and used to work here and who had a few friends in high school who grew up in a trailer park. . . turned out a whole lot better kids than kid rock or eminem . . .  http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?zoom=4&zip=48105  http://www.lib.umich.edu/maplib/ -- Jonathon Isaac Swiderski jswiders at cs.oberlin.edu cs.oberlin.edu/~jswiders \\ members.evolt.org/jswiders I'm really easy to get along with, once people learn to worship me.