Eminem For President. A New Freestyle Leaves No Debate (Audio)
In the late 1990s, Eminem made an incredible entrance to mainstream Hip-Hop through showing the world—especially pop culture the humor and the error in itself. The Detroit, Michigan MC has since gone on to release diamond certified albums, win Grammy Awards, and become one of the most impactful rappers of all-time—with many contending he is the best.
In preparation for a Presidential debate tonight (October 19), Marshall Mathers blows the dust off of his old playbook and gets crazy. However, as pop culture and politics blend together in this election, Em’ rolls up his sleeves and has a freestyle lyrical field day that lasts nearly eight minutes.
With a sparse beat compromised of just tones, Eminem twists words with finesse—and drops compound rhymes to the heavens. But what’s even more compelling is how Eminem gets as political as he’s ever been.
Here is a powerful sample, but it is just one cross-section of one of Eminem’s biggest lyrical bursts in the last decade “Chuck Norris with a thesaurus / Yes of course I mess up warrants / You want some? Come and get some, boys / I’m giving Daniel Pantaleo a refresher course on excessive force / And pressure points / And dressing George Zimmerman in a fluorescent orange / Dress and four-inch heels to address the court / With a bull’s eye on his back, his whole chest, and torso / Are left on doorstep of Trayvon’s dad as a present for him.”