Fight Music

Ask Eminem if he does black music and he will answer you without any hesitation:

‘I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music
I make fight music, for high school kids…’

Eminem makes people realize better that color is no longer an issue and that hip hop music is universal. Eminem makes fight music for high school kids.
Eminem’s music helps young people to canalize their anger and frustrations through his music, he also makes them realize that they are understood in a world where adults are priviliged.
The whole D12 album shocked a lot of adults. Why?
First, because its goal is to shock people who live in a closed and comfortable world.
Second because it refers to drugs, sex (there are many references to anal sex too) and violence.
How many times has Eminem been reproached to advocate violence? How many times has Eminem been targetted by parents and teachers who accuse him to corrupt the youth? This has happened and will probably happen again as long as people will be too closed minded to look at Eminem’s songs deeper.
A lot of people are also trying to analyze him, but- as intellectual as they may be- they make the big mistake to take each of his words literally. Of course, if you take him literally, Eminem appears to be the biggest fool on earth.
Psychologists and teachers are worried about Eminem’s impact on ‘ fragile impressionable teenagers’. Why don’t they try to look at it from the kids’ side?
Many educators do as if every child lived in a perfect family composed of healthy and wealthy parents. But that’s so far from reality: many kids come from disfunctional families and have to face some serious issues. Many of them are alldaily confronted to violence, alcolhol and drugs. Not every family is alcohol and drug free. Eminem’s music helps those kids where educators and psychiatrists failed at their task. Eminem’s music is a liberating force for a kid who gets constantly humiliated at home. Why care about the cusswords and strong language in Eminem’s lyrics? Kids from poor social classes and broken homes are used to them anyway.
Eminem also understood that many parents failed in their mission to educate their kids the right way. That’s what he expresses in ‘Fight Music’:

‘ I came to save these new generations of babies
from parents who failed to raise ’em cause they’re lazy
to grow to praise me I’m makin ’em go crazy
That’s how I got this whole nation to embrace me
And you fugazi if you think I’ma admit wrong
I cripple any hypocritic critic I’m sic’d on
And this song is for any kid who gets picked on
A sick song to retaliate to, and it’s called.. ‘

Some parents are to lazy to take time for their kids. Education doesn’t only mean giving kids some material comfort. Education means taking time to discuss with your kids and trying to figure out what their aspirations and fears are. Education means spending enough time to be able to listen to your kids. Many suicides could be avoided among teenagers if parents took time for their kids’ problems and well being.
Also when you constantly get picked on at school, you have the right to be angry.
A teenager who is going through difficult conditions has a lot of anger to express. Eminem’s music helps many kids to conceal their anger. Teenagers love his music, because they know Marshall has experienced similar things than they do and he perfectly knows how it is to get bullied at school.
‘ Fight Music ‘ allows them to express some rage and some (verbal) violence and to let it out. I am deeply convinced that parents who understand their children will let them listen to ‘ Fight Music ‘. The so called ‘ negative lyrics ‘ can be canalized in a positive way.
Of course, there will always be exceptions, like this young man who violently murdered a 47 years old man appearently after listening to ‘ Fight Music ‘ :

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_743289.html?menu=news.latestheadlines

It is not even a proven fact that Eminem’s music lead to this cruel act. A majority of adolescents who listen to Eminem’s music have a pretty normal behavior. That was also David Robson’s (a psychiatrist) opinion.

In Fight Music, Eminem also expresses how much he is sick of hypocritical negative critics.
Bizarre’s part in the song is nasty and politically incorrect. The video gives a funny taste to his words which are provocative and also anti religious on purpose :

“You know why my hands are so numb? (No)
Cause my grandmother sucked my dick and I didn’t come (oh)
Smacked this whore for talkin crap (bitch)
So what if she’s handicapped, the bitch said Bizarre couldn’t rap
I fuckin hate you; I’ll take your drawers down and rape you
While Dr. Dre videotapes you (hell yeah!)
Satan done got me on this song
Eatin a hot dog readin the Holy Qu’ran, while I’m on the john
Tired of wearin this yellow thong
Take it back Sisqo, you know where it belongs (thong th-thong thong)
Now here’s a gun, I’ll put it in your palm
Now go over there and blow up Dru Hill’s arms
Fuck your love songs”

You can find so much controversial stuff within the same verse : having sex with his grandmother, references to rape, Bizarre is making fun of a handicapped person which will shock people who defend political correctness and he also dares eating a hot dog while reading the Holy Qu’ran and sitting on the toilet at the same time. What a disgust for an integrist. Sisquo gets dissed too’
Everything is made to shock, but if you’re open minded enough, you’ll start laughing while discovering all those nasty and dirty elements mixed together.
The video of ‘ Fight Music ‘ lets appear each D12 member as a member of a gang in an underground station opposed to other scary gangs who keep pursuing them during the whole video. First, the other gangs are more numerous than the D12, but in the end many people rally the D12 gang in order to fight the other gangs.
President Bush is targetted too in the video. He is attacked by the D12 thugs who manage to get hold of his car after breaking the windows. This is a symbolic protest against Bush’s policy. Eminem driving the stolen car symbolizes that he has some political power to oppose to politicians who keep ‘ acting stupid ‘.
Each D12 member plays his role very well. They look like the principal heroes of a scary story that is amplified by the electric guitar sound during the whole video. The victory belongs to the D12 gangsta crew in the end.
The Fight Music video is a very captivating and well made video in which Eminem and his crew put a lot of work : it is really worth watching.Fight Music

[Chorus: Eminem]
This kind of music, use it, and you get amped to do shit
Whenever you hear some shit and you can’t refuse it
It’s just some shit, for these kids, to trash they rooms with
Just refuse whenever they asked to do shit
The type of shit that you don’t have to ask who produced it
You just know – that’s the new shit
The type of shit that causes mass confusion
and drastic movement of people actin stupid

[Kon Artis]
I come to every club with intention to do harm
With a prosthetic arm and smellin like Boone’s Farm
Hidin under tables as soon as I hear alarms
Paranoid thief that’ll steal from his own moms
Connivin Kon, Artis with a bomb
Strapped to my stomach screamin, “Let’s get it on!”
A lush that love to drink, drunk drivin a tank
Rollin over a bank, cops see me and faint
It’s drastic, I’m past my limit of coke
I think I’ll up my high by slittin your throat
Push your baby carriage into the street, ’til it’s mince meat
Your mens been beat the minute I step onto your street
This is fight music!

[Bizarre]
You know why my hands are so numb? (No)
Cause my grandmother sucked my dick and I didn’t come (oh)
Smacked this whore for talkin crap (bitch)
So what if she’s handicapped, the bitch said Bizarre couldn’t rap
I fuckin hate you; I’ll take your drawers down and rape you
While Dr. Dre videotapes you (hell yeah!)
Satan done got me on this song
Eatin a hot dog readin the Holy Qu’ran, while I’m on the john
Tired of wearin this yellow thong
Take it back Sisqo, you know where it belongs (thong th-thong thong)
Now here’s a gun, I’ll put it in your palm
Now go over there and blow up Dru Hill’s arms
Fuck your love songs

[Chorus]

[Proof]
Just bring who you gon’ bring on, who you gon’ swing on?
I’m King Kong, guns blow you to king-dom come
Show you machine gun funk
Sixteen m-16’s and one pump [click-clack]
The snub in my paw, shove it in your jaw
Have you runnin out this fuckin club in your drawers
We lovin the broads, there’s nothin to applaud
But fuck it it’s all good, the hood is up in The Source
It’s fight music

[Swifty McVay]
I’m a nigga that loves scuffles
And won’t hesitate to sock you again for swollen knuckles
I’m like that, catch a nigga like bear traps
Blow his head back right in front of the priest sayin, “You hear that?”
I slap your freak, bump you and won’t speak
If you step on my feet, you get drowned in your own drink
I suffocated my shrink just for talkin
Came back and fucked up his pallbearers and made ’em drop his coffin
It’s fight music!

[Kuniva]
These beads I’m swingin is stingin ’em
See all these niggaz? When I step in the club, I’m bringin ’em
If any nigga lookin too hard, we Rodney King’n ’em
Malice green to them and gasolinin ’em with premium
Light a cigarette, flick it at ’em or spit it at ’em
Hold up a picture of his family and kick it at him
Blast while you right hookin, right when your wife’s lookin
Fuck fight music, bitch this is losin your life music!

[Eminem]
If I could capture the rage of today’s youth and bottle it
Crush the glass from my bare hands and swallow it
Then spit it back in the faces of you racists
and hypocrites who think the same shit but don’t say shit
You Liberace’s, Versace’s, and you nazis
Watch me, cause you thinkin you got me in this hot seat
You motherfuckers wanna JUDGE me cause you’re NOT me
You’ll never STOP me, I’m TOP speed as you POP me
I came to save these new generations of babies
from parents who failed to raise ’em cause they’re lazy
to grow to praise me I’m makin ’em go crazy
That’s how I got this whole nation to embrace me
And you fugazi if you think I’ma admit wrong
I cripple any hypocritic critic I’m sic’d on
And this song is for any kid who gets picked on
A sick song to retaliate to, and it’s called..

[Chorus]

It’s fight music!

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