Eminem Lyrics

In rap, lyrics are of prime importance, more so than in other forms of music. Its particular focus on lyrics makes rap more a mode of expression than just a musical style. One of the most phenomenal rap artists for more than a decade, Eminem too makes his lyrics express himself, and express himself strongly. They tell you about his struggles before he became popular, about his broken marriage, about his daughters, and about how they have had to struggle through his broken marriage and his popularity. They also talk about his fans, how he is hounded by the people and Congressmen who aspire to censor him.

The Rhyming in Eminem Lyrics

Rhyme is what you have when two words sound like each other, especially how they end. “jot them” rhymes with “got them”. “Fan” rhymes with Stan”. This is how Eminem’s single “Stan” goes:

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I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got ’em

There probably was a problem at the post office or something

Sometimes I scribble addresses too sloppy when I jot ’em

Here Eminem gets the verse to rhyme by using these two words the way he does, ending the lines on a rhyming note.

“Before” rhymes with “door”, and Eminem uses it here, in The Real Slim Shady:

Y’all act like you never seen a white person before

Jaws all on the floor like Pam, like Tommy just burst in the door

Eminem Rhyme

This type of rhyme is when you pronounce or use words such that they sound rhyming even though they naturally might not. Autumn and “got them” are not rhyming words if you are a posh English speaker, but when Eminem pronounces them, they are. Like in the same verse:

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I sent two letters back in autumn, you must not-a got ’em

Another example is this single line:

I sit back with this pack of zig zags

Where he rhymes back” and “pack” with “zig zags”. This type of rhyming is also called internal rhyming, where there are rhyming words in a single line.

Simple enough, right?

Sure, much of the rhymes used by Eminem are simple. But do not look at just the examples of rhymes one by one – Eminem’s lyrics are famous for having much more rhyming words than most other artists. A single song will have internal rhymes, and other types of rhymes, which will create the popular Eminem songs that have the Eminem trademark. Or dare I say self-made-art?!

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