To the hater players ( freestyle, by me)

This freestyle came out of my chest when I got insulted on one of the message boards I used to go. One of my haters didn’t even know how to spell and he dared rating my freestyles.
Because I’m a female fan, I often get called names like”groupie slut”,”bitch”. Because I ‘m very supportive to my fave artist, I also got called “Stan” or “stalker”.
Let me tell you what, hater players: I am a regular woman, a normal person, a single mom who takes care of her two kids and who lives a normal life. I do respect Eminem too much to be a stalker.
I have the right to defend Eminem (and it is even my duty, because his music cured me).
And if you don’t like it, there is nothing I can do for you: I will defend him anyway!
This freestyle is full of rage and anger. Enjoy:)

I’m sick and tired of getting hated on
(arghhhhhhhh !!!!)
By people who cannot even spell,
So determined to bring me down, yawn*
Thinking you will make my face drawn,
Full of tension, because of the words you mention ?
Spread your stinking spawn,
You’d better look after the final denouement
If you ever got the chance upon
Oh you tried to spell and on the word you fell ?
Cuz you ain’t got no brain cell.
Sure you’re no Alexander Graham Bell’
Come on against me yell, yell !
And let your music swell.
Is this a Church bell of a death bell ?
Let grow your decibel and I’ll send you directly to hell.
To destroy me you plan, cuz towards Marshall, I’m a loyal fan ?
No, I’m no Stan but you’re a garbage man,
I do respect my fave artist, but you need to be hit with my fist
You smoked too much weed you’re just a shithead
Man, I’ll send you in a hospital bed, you will drop dead
For calling me a ‘ groupie slut ‘, all you need is to get your mouth shut
Before talking, you’d better know what’s what (haha !!)
My words can kick your butt.
It’s my right to pay tribute and to Em’s defence to contribute
When you say something about my freeslyle
Dude, you make me smile, can’t you stop talking for a while ?
You ain’t got the style against me to send a missile,
You think you’re my judge but I trial
But whatever misjudge, prejudge,begrudge me,
Pathetic loser, drug user, substance absuser
You ain’t nothing but an accuser
Your words stutter, they stammer,
Against me, no spelling, no hammer,
Go back to school, you fool,
Revise your spelling and your grammar
Follow my advice, go back to school.
At least, you stopped talking, we all know you ain’t no Stefan Hawking
Clap Clap Clap, blah blah blah, stop you fake rap ! Man you’ve been trapped,
Maybe your bullets snapped, but you’ve been outrapped
Promise kept, man you’ve been slapped !
Now leave us alone and do us a favor :’ pig, go home !

Why I love gangsta rap

Among different styles of rap, gangsta rap is my favorite genre. Although Eminem is my favorite hip hop artist, I do appreciate many old school rappers from the political rap movance, like Ice T , NWA, Public Enemy.
What makes gangsta rap particularly interesting in my eyes is the fact that it is related to ghetto reality. It shows gangsters’ hard life and insecurities. Gangsta rap is revolutionary, it makes society move, it opens people’s mind against injustice and racial discrimination. Gangsta rap comes to hurt people’s closed minded heads, it shocks conservative mentality.
Gangsta rap has less to do with annoying partys, big cars and jewels. It is a huge call for justice. The mirror of the ghetto in its uglyness is here to haunt a rich white man’s head, it is a strong weapon against the Establishment.
Blacks have been enslaved, humiliated and even worst assimilated by Whites. Gangsta rap pictures Black differently : it brings them back to their roots, it shows them they they can be a threat to whites who despise them and belittle them.. They can shoot policemen who discriminate them, they can be a white man’s nightmare if they want to. They are ready ‘at least symbolically- to assassinate deputies and ministers. They have the power to drop bombs on the government.
We need such shock values to fight racial discrimination.
Saul Williams expressed the injustice of the government against black people in his Dj Spooky remix ‘ Not In Our Names ‘ The Pledge Of Resistance ‘ :
We believe that as people living
in the United States it is our
responsibility to resist the injustices
done by our government, in our names
Not in our name
will you wage endless war
there can be no more deaths
no more transfusions of blood for oil
Not in our name
will you invade countries
bomb civilians, kill more children
letting history take its course
over the graves of the nameless
Not in our name
will you erode the very freedoms
you have claimed to fight for
Not by our hands
will we supply weapons and funding
for the annihilation of families
on foreign soil
Not by our mouths
will we let fear silence us
Not by our hearts
will we allow whole peoples
or countries to be deemed evil
Not by our will
and Not in our name
We pledge resistance
We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity
We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice freedom and peace
Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real

A gangsta rapper is not only ‘ gangsta ‘ in his words, he is also an engaged person. A person who is decided to fight against the government’s lies and injustice.The lyrics of Ice T’s song ‘ Colors ‘ may look as a racist song against white people but it must be viewed much much as a stong call against injustice and racial discrimination :
‘ But my true mission is just revenge
you ain’t in my sect, you ain’t my friend
wear the wrong color your life could end
homocides my favorite venge’ ‘

A revenge for being born the wrong color(in a white racist’s mind). A revenge for being hated on and killed by the police.
In Ice T’s lyrics ,there is a situation reverse : Ice T changed the situation to his advantage : he is the leader and the white man appears to have the wrong color. He has the powe rof life or death on this man’s head.
Some people may be shocked. Why so much hatred, so much violence ? Because you were the first to show violence and hatred towards black people and you need to realize it.
Some people even seem to ignore what black people have been through. There was a time,,education was denied to Blacks. There was also a time black graduates were forced to take blue collars jobs’
‘ White America ‘ needed a spokesman. Eminem is engaged in his fight against racial discrimination. His mission is to open suburbans kid’s eyes to the ghetto misery.
Eminem uses the advantage of his color to spread his voice where black M.C’s cannot do it, because they’re(unfortunately) limitated to black channel and radios.
Eminem’s story teaches white men a lesson. He’s been bullied by Blacks and he never retaliated. He has fought to be recognised as a white MC in a mainly black audience. He wanted to be part of the lanscape. Eminem’s story is a lesson of tolerance and it also shows white people that they are not the only ones to be able to hate.
No matter if you’re Black or White, keep it gangsta.
Quoting Fabolous :
‘ Y’all know who
Keepin’ it Gangsta
We come through
Keepin’ it Gangsta
Y’all know how we do
Keepin’ it Gangsta
My whole crew
Keepin’ it Gangsta ‘

Without Me

No contest : the ‘ Without Me ‘ song and video are a subtle masterpiece of work. ‘ Without Me ‘ is my favorite track from the Eminem Show and also Eminem’s most entertaining song ; the video features Obie Trice, Dr Dre, the D12 and Nathan, Eminem’s little brother and of course, both trailer park girls Jenna and Kiana who share the same bed with Eminem.
When ‘ Without Me ‘ came out as a single, Eminem said that it didn’t reflect the whole ‘ Eminem Show ‘ :
Continue reading “Without Me”

Guilty Conscience

‘Guilty conscience’ from the ‘Slim Shady LP’ is a great example of the ingenious work Dr Dre and Eminem can make together. The song was supposed to be called ‘Night and Day’. Eminem was supposed to say the exact opposite of what Dre said.
About his collaboration with Dr Dre on the Slim Shady LP, Eminem hoped it would ‘ help break down the fuckin’ barriers of stereotypes. ‘ Of course, the stereotypes that were meant were racial stereotypes. Unfortunately some of them are still alive.
Continue reading “Guilty Conscience”


Not surprising at all that the Superman song raised a lot of controversy. It is viewed as the most misogynistic of the whole album.
In fact, the song is principally a retaliation against pop singer Mariah Carey who dated Eminem for several months, although Mariah keeps lying and denying it. In 2002, Eminem dated Mariah for several months and when he got tired of their relationship, he called the singer and broke up with her.
We may ask : why would Eminem want to attack her on the track Superman where she gets dissed badly? :
“What you Mariah? fly through twice, / But I do know one thing though, / Bitches they come, they go”.
The real reasons have been hidden for a long time, but J.R Watkins, Kim’s cousin, who enjoys invading Marshall’s privacy, revealed them :
“I found out that Marshall was dating Mariah Carey. But he was very high maintenance. His daughter will come before anyone.
“Mariah started to get jealous. According to him, she was like, ‘Oh fine superdad – just run off.’

This explains a lot. Mariah Carey should have known that Hailie goes first in Marshall’s life. But she probably wanted to have a selfish relationship excluding Eminem’s little daughter.
Eminem takes his role as a father seriously and this attitude honors him.
Obviously, Mariah Carey has felt humiliated by the disses of the song Superman. Obviously, she is also lying about the whole affair, pretending she never dated Eminem.
“Did I have a sexual relationship with him? No, I didn’t. I knew him, I hung out with him a few times, but nothing sexual occurred. I’d admit it if it did, but it didn’t. And that’s why I was so upset about the whole thing, because I was like, `Look, if I had an intimate relationship with the person, that would be one thing, but…’ Maybe he thought because nothing happened he’d look bad or something.”
Eminem look bad? Does he need Mariah to look good ? He can have nearly any woman he wants to and I am pretty sure he wouldn’t have felt annoyed if nothing had happened between both of them.
No matter what happened or did not happen between Mariah C arey and Eminem, Carey belongs to the kind of pop artist I frankly despise. Long before her flying with Eminem, I heard her speaking on MTV and found her very superficial.
This is a typical example of her lies to her public, when she pretends that her sexy image has nothing to do with reality:
“I know I have this image that’s sexy. But I’m basically like Mary Poppins” she says. “That’s my nickname! I’m prudish. It’s like playing dress up. When you go through difficult stuff as a kid sometimes your childhood stays with you. I’ve hung onto that. There was a period when I was in a relationship that was confining, where I had to wear turtlenecks and long pants and that wasn’t me. I broke out of that – around the same time of the “Honey” video, where I jump out of the water like a secret agent – everybody was shocked. But that was the real me coming out.”
Mariah Carey prudish? That’s so laughable from a woman who exposes more than a half naked body on stage. Sex is the only thing she can sell, because she lacks talent. She is certainly beautiful, but brainless.
I sincerely doubt her artistic quality. What should we think about a singer who was payed 28 million dollars by the record company EMI to stop singing?
She has also proven to be emotionally unstable in her past and has been hospitalized in psychiatric care for nervous breakdown.
When Eminem threatened to use Mariah’s voice for his next album, Mariah threatened him to call her lawyers. She told the ‘Sun’:
“I don’t think he should do that because it will get him in a bit of trouble with my lawyers.
“If he is thinking of using a voicemail I left a year ago it is crazy.
“It feels like he is engaging in a catfight with me. It’s like dealing with a girlfriend in seventh grade. It’s like fighting with a little girl. It’s childish.”

When Eminem won best actor and best male awards at MTV awards on May the 31 in 2003, he added sarcastically:
I can’t believe I beat Mariah for her role in ‘Glitter’.
Carey’s latest retaliation is a parody of the Eminem Show called ‘The Marionette Show’ where she sang:
“You should’ve never intimated we were lovers/ When you know very well we never even touched each other”
You could hardly believe such statement. J.R Watkins witnesses the contrary.
But Mariah Carey is not the only story behind Superman. The lyrics caused a lot of controversy. The misogynistic content is aimed at a certain category of women; the kind of women who turn around Marshall out of lust.
The Superman video caused a lot of problems because MTV wanted to censor it for a very large part. Eminem decided to boycott MTV and to add the video as a bonus on the 8 Mile DVD.
Of course, the video is aimed at an adult audience, but it is worth seeing, particularly the way Eminem handles Gina Lynn. He does it with a lot of humor( as usual).
Superman shouldn’t be viewed negatively. It is just a story, where Eminem plays women’s most wanted hero.
(feat. Dina Rea)
[Girls voice is Dina Rea]
You high baby
Talk to me
You want me to tell you something
I know what you want to hear…
[Chorus A]
Cause, I know you want me baby, I think I want you too
“I think I love you baby”, I think I love you too
I’m here to save you girl, come be in Shady’s world
I want to grow together, let’s let our love unfurl
You know you want me baby, you know I want you too
They call me superman, i’m here to rescue you
I want to save you girl, come be in Shady’s world
“Ooooh boy you drive me crazy”, bitch you make me earl…
[Verse 1]
They call me superman, leap tall hoes in a single bound
I’m single now, got no ring on this finger now
I’d never let another chick bring me down, in a relationship
Save it bitch, babysit, you make me sick
Superman ain’t savin’ shit, girl you can jump on Shady’s dick
Straight from the hip, cut to the chase, I tell a muthafuckin’ slut, to her face
Play no games, say no names, ever since I broke up with what’s her face
I’m a different man, kiss my ass, kiss my lips, bitch why ask
Kiss my dick, get my cash, i’d rather have you whip my ass
Don’t put out, i’ll put you out, won’t get out, i’ll push you out
Puss blew out, poppin’ shit, wouldn’t piss on fire to put you out
Am I too nice, buy you ice, bitch if you died, I wouldn’t buy you life
What you tryin’ to be my new wife, what you Mariah, fly through twice…
But I do know one thing though, bitches, they come they go
Saturday through Sunday, Monday, Monday through Sunday yo’
Maybe i’ll love you one day, maybe we’ll someday grow
Till then just sit your drunk ass on that fuckin’ runway ho’…
[Chorus B]
Cause I can’t be your Superman
Can’t be your Superman
Can’t be your Superman
Can’t be your Superman
I can’t be your Superman
Can’t be your Superman
Can’t be your Superman
Your Superman, your Superman…
[Verse 2]
Don’t get me wrong, I love these ho’s
It’s no secret, everybody knows
Yeah we fucked, bitch so what, that’s about as far as your buddy goes
We’ll be friends, i’ll call you again, i’ll chase you around every bar you attend
Never know what kind of car i’ll be in, we’ll see how much you’ll be partying then
You don’t want that, neither do I, I don’t want to flip when I see you with guys
Too much pride, between you and I
Not a jealous man, but females lie
But I guess that’s just what sluts do, how could it ever be just us two
I’d never love you enough to trust you, we just met and I just fucked you…
[Chorus A / Chorus B]
[Verse 3]
First thing you say, “I’m not fazed, I hang around big stars all day
I don’t see what the big deal is anyways
You’re just plain old Marshall to me”
Ooh ya’ girl run that game
“Hailie Jade, I love that name, love that tatoo, what’s that say”
“Rot in pieces, uh, that’s great”
First off you don’t know Marshall, at all so grow partial
That’s ammo for my arsenal, i’ll slap you off that barstool
There goes another lawsuit, leave handprints all across you
Good Lordy whoadie, you must be gone off that water bottle
You want what you can’t have, ooh girl that’s too damn bad
Don’t touch what you can’t grab, end up with two backhands
Put anthrax on a tampax, and slap you till you can’t stand
Girl you just blew your chance, don’t mean to ruin your plans…

Still underground

For me, I still feel I’m an underground artist regardless of how many units I sell. The subject matter and the topics I rap about are still underground, they’re still raw. I don’t try to polish up my shit for anybody. I tell it like it is. And when you buy a Slim Shady album, you’re gonna get Slim Shady. You’re not gonna get birds and bees and flowers and trees. You’re gonna get ‘Fuck you, suck my dick, cock-sucking muthafucker’, that’s what you’re gonna get, because that’s what I’m about, and I don’t feel like I have to compromise my style for anybody.

We listeners of Eminem know it very well : even if Eminem is a multimillionaire today, he never forgot his roots. When he goes to his studio and works on his tracks, he is still underground. He still got love for the streets and his language is ghetto.
From the Slim Shady LP to the Eminem Show, he never compromised his style in that way. Of course, the Slim Shady LP sounds very different from the Eminem Show : Eminem has become more mature, and he shares his new gained maturity and introspection with his audience. But basically, Eminem’s language and subject matter is still about ghetto issues. His fight against the American government is similar to Public Enemy’s. The symbol of the assassination of Dick Cheney in the Without Me video talks to people’s consciences.
Some people like the Detroit rapper Backstab the Kingpin may disagree with me. In fact, Backstab who knew Eminem in 1996, prefers Eminem’s former album Infinite and his Slim Shady EP. He is deeply convinced Eminem only had this street attitude in the beginning and that he changed for the worst. I strongly disagree with him on that point. Why ? Because if Eminem really transformed himself into a commercial rapper, he wouldn’t express his political and personal opinions any more, what he does.
Eminem never raps to please you. He says what he has to say,whether you like it or not.
Eminem does not ‘ give a fuck about money ‘, as he states it in ‘ We as Americans ‘ :
“Fuck money. I do not rap for dead presidents. I would rather see the president dead. It is never been said, but I set precedents and the standards and they can not stand it… We as Americans. Us as a citizen. We’ve got to protect ourselves…”
Despite the fact Eminem is wealthy, ( and he has earned this money thanks to his hard work, so please don’t reproach him to be rich now, he perfectly know how it is to be poor. I’ll bring you back to the period when he couldn’t afford diapers for Hailie…) Eminem keeps simple in the way he dresses and also in his words. This man has always kept being authentic and he deserves respect for that.
Of course, his subject matters are not the same in his different albums. But he drops offensive language on all of them. Those albums are not aimed at an audience with weak stomachs. The subject matter differ, for sure, but you are brought back to ghetto life and reality in its roughness. In the beginning, Eminem was talking much more about drugs, his personal frustrations and harsh life conditions. He knew that he could not talk about the same subjects on each album and joked about in the track ‘Kill You’ from the Marshall Mathers LP:
‘They said I can’t rap about bein broke no more
They ain’t say I can’t rap about coke no more…’
Marshall Mathers is an intelligent man. He understood that the rise of his fame wouldn’t allow him to talk about the same subject matter. People would have been tired of him in no time. And they could have ‘justifiedly- reproached him that it was useless for him to talk about his own poverty now that he had some money. Eminem is also very creative and imaginative. He didn’t want to put the same content in the Marshall Mathers LP…but from his first success album to his last album, he knows how to stay controversial…which is indeed a major force! If you’re controversial, people won’t stop talking about you – which increases of course your fame.
The Marshall Mathers LP’s objective was also Eminem’s fight for recognition as a rap artist, he was really tired of being confused with pop artists just because his hair is bleached blonde. This explains his hard attacks against them like those from the Real Slim Shady.
Marshall is also a rebel against some superficial behaviors in the music industry. He doesn’t ‘give a fuck about a Grammy’ and he lets you know about it. His music has never been there to please you, Eminem has the honesty of his own opinions.
The Eminem Show gets more personal, it is much more introspective, but raises so many serious debates about social (mishandled youth for instance) and political issues.
Oh yeah, Eminem is still underground in his language and in his attitude. His wealth hasn’t changed anything. His attitude honors Eminem, because we know that he will always stay true to his roots.
His voice sounds like the voice of an underground prophet. Eminem is engaged and follows in the footsteps of the former political rap movance.
Listen to the sound
The voice of the prophet
From the Underground
Spreads all around
Talking about ghetto people’s deep wound
Just listen to the sound
With the goal to unite
Black and White
Against the government’s supremacy
For the Bush administration
And the whole nation
To acknowledge the existence of white trash
For Bush those news are worse than a plane crash.