It has been almost 20 years since Eminem has been in the music industry. He has produced some of the finest tracks and we are going to have a look at. 10 of the best tracks by Eminem which proves that he is the legend of the Hip Hop music circuit. So, without any further ado, let’s jump onto the tracks.
10. Without Me
The track was released on Eminem’s 4th studio album ‘ The Eminem Show’, it is one of Eminem’s greatest single track, ranking in the 2nd position in the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’, the song speaks about the effect Eminem has on the music industry and also his cultural effects, the song was an issue of controversy because it made fun of many of Eminem’s critic. All in all, it is one of Eminem’s greatest track.
The track is from the soundtrack of the film ‘8 Mile’, the track was written and produced by Eminem along with ‘Jeff Bass’ and ‘Luis Resto’. The track garnered much acclaim and accolades from music experts, saying it is one the finest track to have ever come from Eminem, period. It ranked at the No.1. spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, and it was Eminem’s first track to rank at that position in the charts. It won the Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’ in 2003, a first for a rap song to have received this accolade, it also won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Rap Song’ and ‘Best Rap Solo Performance’ in the year 2004. In the Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Song of All Time’, it was one of the 3 hip hop songs to ever make that list and also in our 10 Tracks by Eminem.
The track was released on Eminem’s 3rd studio album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’. It is said to be one of the finest and critically acclaimed songs by Eminem after ‘Lose Yourself’, the background of the track is such that it tells about a person named Stan who is like the greatest fan of Eminem and he has tried to communicate with Eminem through letters and with each subsequent he gets obsessed with Eminem and angrier when he doesn’t reply to his letters, to the point where he drives his car into a lake along with his pregnant girlfriend who is in the trunk of the car. The tracks first 3 verses have been sung by Eminem from Stan’s point of view and the last verse through Eminem’s point of view trying to write to Stan and reason with him. The track was sung by Eminem along with
The track was released on Eminem’s 7th studio album ‘Recovery’. The track received a mixed review from the audience and the critics. The song’s tone was described by Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone as and we quote: “Over a dark, operatic beat. Eminem delivers rhymes that are typically acrobatic—and typically heavy-handed. But the anger has a gathering quality”.
‘The Real Slim Shady’
The track was released on Eminem’s 3rd studio album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’. The song garnered much attention due to its lyrics which were derogatory to many celebrities. It ranked No.1. in the UK and No.4. in the US Billboard Hot 100. NME ranked it number 80 on its list “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years” in October 2011. It was ranked at number 396 on NME’s 500 greatest songs of all time.
‘Till I Collapse’
The track is from the 4th studio album of Eminem titled ‘The Eminem Show’. In the tracks 2nd verse, Eminem makes reference to hip hop artist who he thinks are the best the hip hop industry has ever seen they include the likes of ‘Tupac Shakur’, ‘Jay – Z’, ‘Redman’, ‘The Notorious B.IG.’, and then makes reference to himself.
‘When I’m Gone’
The track is from the album ‘Curtain Call: The Hits‘ released in 2005. It is a compilation of all the greatest hits of Eminem. The track ranked at No.8. on the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’, and at No.22. on the ‘Hot Rap Tracks’ chart, it ranked at number four on the ‘UK Singles Chart’ and on the Australian ‘ARIA Singles Chart’ it was at rank 1. The track lyrics talks about the effects of Eminem’s life as a celebrity musician interfering with his family and how his family is growing apart as the days passes and Eminem uses imagery to evoke a feeling of sadness.
‘Sing For The Moment’
The track was released on the album ‘The Eminem Show’. The track ranked at the 14th position in the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’, ‘Sing for the Moment’ deals with the themes of rap music’s effect on society and the misunderstanding Eminem claims critics and parents have towards his message.
The track was released on Eminem’s 6th studio album ‘Relapse’. The track was the last track after which Eminem almost died due to overdose, had he died it would have been his last track to be produced by him. ‘Beautiful’ scored Eminem his 9th straight Top 40 single on the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’.
‘My Name Is’
The track was released on Eminem’s debut album ‘The Slim Shady LP’. The track was ranked at No. 26 on ‘VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s’. In 2016 the track was ranked at No.39 by Rolling Stones in their ‘100 Greatest Hip-Hop songs of all time’ charts. The track gave Eminem’s first ever Grammy Award at the ’42nd Grammy Awards in 2000′, for the ‘Best Rap Solo Performance’. After the release of this track, Eminem’s mother filed a 10 million dollars against him for defaming her through the lyrics of the track. This song definitely deserves to be on our list of 10 Tracks Em
All in all the above 10 tracks of Eminem are those which prove that he is the Legend of the Hip Hop music industry