Who is Nathan Kane Samara?
Nathan Kane Samara was born in the Roseville, Ohio USA, on 3 February 1986 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. He is a former rapper, actor and a personal trainer, who might be known best for being the half-brother of famous American rapper and record producer Eminem.
He changed his name to Nathan Mathers in 2018.
Childhood and education
Nathan was raised in Roseville by his mother Deborah Mathers, and his father Fred Samara. Growing up wasn’t easy for Nathan who was abused by his mother, and after this was reported to the authorities by Nathan’s school teachers, he was placed in foster care.
Nathan hasn’t talked about what happened next, but it’is known that his half-brother Eminem began taking care of him.
It is believed that he attended a local high school and matriculated in 2004, and then chose not to enroll at a college, but to follow in his half-brother’s footsteps and become a rapper.
Nathan’s career was launched when he was 14 years old, when Eminem began casting him in his music videos – he is also a former rapper who went by the name Nate Kane, while the only three songs he released are “Slide On Over”, “Its Nate Kane” and “Shadow of a Celebrity”.
Nathan first made an uncredited appearance as a fan in the 2000 music video “Eminem: The Way I Am”, and in the same year he played Stan’s brother in “Eminem: Stan”. The year 2002 saw him play himself in “Eminem: Without Me”, and he was then cast to appear in both “Eminem: Sing for the Moment” and “Obie Trice: Got Some Teeth”.
In 2018, Nathan appeared in the short music video “Swifty McVay: Scariest Thing” while the following year saw him appear in “Swifty McVay Featuring Obie Trice & Nathan Mathers: Phony” – Nathan’s most recent appearance as well as his film debut was in the 2020 action crime horror “Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge” written and directed by Sam Logan Khaleghi, who also starred in the film alongside Nathan and Jesi Jensen. It follows a military veteran who starts working on a supernatural case and the movie received mostly negative reviews.
He is a DJ and has been practicing it as well as music production for years now, which produces most of his income. Nathan has also been working as a personal trainer for many years, which also contributes to his income.
Problems with the police
In 2009, Nathan was arrested by the police after he failed to let an ambulance pass, and it was then revealed that he was driving under the influence – he was released on bail not long after.
Love life and relationships
Nathan is quite secretive when it comes to his love life, but it is known that he is today married to Ashley Mae, a non-celebrity woman. It is believed that the two met at a party in 2001, and apparently dated for many years until marrying in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family on 7 May 2018. Nathan and Ashley have three kids together.
Nathan hasn’t talked about any other women he might have dated, and as of November 2020, he is marred to Ashley Mae and has three children.
Hobbies and other interests
Nathan is a fighter for human rights and is today supporting the movement Black Lives Matter, and has also walked many protests organized after George Floyd was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck until George passed out and later died at a hospital.
Nathan likes to both play and watch basketball, and today cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers competing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) – he was a huge fan of Kobe Bryant and uploaded several pictures of him onto his Instagram account after Kobe died in a helicopter accident.
Nathan is physically very active, and has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, while he is also following a strict diet.
Age, height and net worth
Nathan’s age is 34. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and he weighs around 143lbs (65kgs).
As of November 2020, his net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million, while Eminem’s net worth has been estimated at over $230 million.
Who is Eminem?
Marshall Bruce ‘Eminem’ Mathers III was born in St. Joseph, Missouri USA, on 17 October 1972 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He is famous for his career as a rapper, and has won numerous awards including an Oscar for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself” – Eminem has also won 15 Grammys, 17 Billboard Music Awards and eight American Music Awards.
Eminem was raised an only child in St. Joseph by his mother and father Debbie and Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. who were both members of the band Daddy Warbucks – his father abandoned the family when Eminem was still very young, and today has two other children Sarah and Michael.
Eminem was bullied at school and his head was once injured, but it was impossible to sue his school as a Michigan judge ruled that the schools were immune to lawsuits. He attended Lincoln High School – repeating the ninth grade three times – and then in 1989 dropped out to focus on his music career.
He launched his career with the rap group New Jacks – their debut extended play (EP) came out in 1995, but the following year saw him form the band The Dirty Dozen, and its first album “Devil’s Night” came out six years later in 2001.
Eminem was noticed by a talent scout in 1995, and got him to sign a contract with F.B.T. productions, while his debut album “Infinite” came out on 12 November 1996 – it wasn’t successful and to financially support himself, Eminem worked at Gilbert’s Lodge, mostly just washing dishes.
B-Rabbit in the house. #TBT Throwback to 16 years ago today #8mile
He gained some recognition after he created his alter ego – Slim Shady – and in 1997 Eminem’s first EP came out entitled “Slim Shady EP”, but it was only after winning second place at the 1997 Rap Olympics that he was noticed by Dr. Dre, and started making music with him. In February 1999, Eminem released “The Slim Shady LP” (LP = “long play”), and he also released “The Marshall Mathers LP” in May 2000 which sold close to 1.8 million copies in the week after its release. His single “Stan” was released in October 2000 and became a huge hit, with the music magazine “Q” calling it ‘the third greatest rap song of all times’. Eminem’s fifth album “Encore” came out in 2004 and was also a huge success.
He has been making music to this day, while some of his most recent works have been his surprise album “Music to be Murdered By” released on 18 January 2020 and which topped the Billboard 200 Chart, his music video “Godzilla” that came out on 11 March 2020, and the song “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady” on which he collaborated with Kid Cudi, released on 10 July 2020.
Eminem is also an actor who might be known best for his portrayal of the lead character Jimmy ‘B-Rabbit’ Smith in the musical film “8 Mile” written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and which also starred Brittany Murphy and Kim Basinger. The movie follows a young rapper trying to succeed in the rap business, and was a hit, winning 15 awards including an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song (for Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto) while it was nominated for 21 others.
Eminem met Kimberly Anne ‘Kim’ Scott while attending high school, and they were married twice. Kim gave birth to their daughter Hallie on 25 December 1995, and they married four years later, but then divorced in 2001 – in January 2006, the two re-married, but divorced again by the end of the year. Eminem has custody over Kim’s daughter Whitney, from one of her previous relationships, and over Alaina who is the daughter of his sister-in-law – he also once had legal custody over Nathan.
Eminem is addicted to several drugs such as Valium and Vicodin – he overdosed on methadone in December 2007 and had to be hospitalized, but regardless still remains one of the most popular artists in the rap music industry.