Eminem is certainly one of the best rappers alive. Even his critics agree on this. His artistic skills in rap are just unbeatable. He could be nuts, offensive, stupid or whatever but he’s a LEGEND. Although his latest albums might not reach your expectations, but his previous music was, is and will always be the best. Here’s my list of Marshalls best ten songs:
1. Stan (ft Dido)
My best song of all time. The storyline is incredible. Stan tells a story of an obsessed fan who writes to Eminem a couple of times without reply leading to him committing suicide. The song has four verses with the last verse being Slim’s reply to Stan’s previous letters. Ems describes the story so well that you can be tempted to think it’s a true story.
2. 8 Mile (the soundtrack)
Every list I have seen about Ems best songs doesn’t include this song and I have never figured out why.
3. Lose yourself (soundtrack 8 mile)
This won an Oscar for Best Song From A Movie, beating out songs by Paul Simon and U2. It was a bold choice for the academy, who usually pick fairly tame songs by Randy Newman, Sting, or Elton John. Barbra Streisand announced the award, and seemed surprised and happy that Eminem won.
Eminem did not perform at the Oscars because they wanted him to sing the “radio friendly” version and he wanted to sing the song as written and let the censors edit the language. This was the first winning song not performed on The Oscars since it has been televised
4. Guilty Consience (MMLP)
It was Dre who came up with the idea of a duet in the form of a lurid morality play. Eminem told NME: “The whole concept for ‘Guilty Conscience’ is from Animal House, where the girl has passed out and the guy has to decide what he does. He has a Devil on one shoulder, an angel on the other.”
At the end of this song, Eminem convinces Dr. Dre that the guy who caught his wife cheating should shoot her after all. Dre maintains his composure until the end, when he declares, “Aw, f–k it, shoot ’em both.”
MTV and BET both faded out the video early when they aired it, leaving the song with Dr. Dre taking the high road.
5. 25 to Life (Recovery)
Eminem explained this song’s meaning to Vibe magazine: “What the whole song is saying is that I have a strange relationship with hip-hop because I love it so much. I go through this thing in my head a lot, which I’m sure every rapper does, where you give your life to this thing. You literally give everything that you got. I come to work some days wearing the same thing two days in a row—baggy sweats—just dedicating my life to this. And there are times that I feel like I get the respect that I deserve and there are times where I feel like
6. Legacy (MMLP 2)
The opening seconds of “Legacy” will have you thinking Dido teamed up with Eminem again (she didn’t, that’s actually Paulina singing) but the actual rapping clearly sounds like a new Eminem. “Legacy” is a unique entry in Eminem’s catalog because it shows an emotional growth that Eminem didn’t always seem capable of. He shoveled shit his entire life and often seemed unable to forgive his mother, his detractors, and ultimately himself for everything he had been through. Yet on “Legacy” he finally finds Eminem able to appreciate his great gift, even if it came at a great expense, “I used to be the type of kid that would always think the sky is falling/Now I think the fact that I’m differently wired’s awesome/Cause if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be able to work/Words like this and connect lines like crosswords.” Like Kanye said, it’s cliche to say that great art comes from great pain. But great art definitely comes from great artists.
7. Bad Guy (MMLP 2)
Marshall said this about the song:
“Making the ‘Bad Guy’ record I felt like ‘I want to make sure that I make something that ties in with The Marshall Mathers LP,’” said Em. “You know, the first one. And I wanted to make it make sense that if I’m gonna go down this road, this could be—be ready for what’s about to happen. So, it’s kinda like to me the song the way I was thinking when I wrote it was like ‘What if this nightmare just happened that I decided to do this album and everything just started coming back on me?’ Matthew came back, Stan’s little brother, and he came back to kill me. Just all this shit just started happening.
8. Space Bound (Recovery)
9. Beautiful (Relapse)
10. Guts over Fear ft Sia (Shady XI)
With his latest, the Sia-assisted “Guts Over Fear,” he was certainly at it again. And the video for the track, which dropped on Monday (November 24), follows the against-all-odds narrative that he knows has become a staple (“Here I go recycling the same old song/ But I’d rather make ‘Not Afraid 2′/ Than make another motherf–king ‘We Made You,’” he raps at one point).
Which is your Eminem’s best song.???