Eminem's most iconic song: 'Stan' or 'Lose Yourself'? | The Tylt
Eminem's most iconic song: 'Stan' or 'Lose Yourself'?
"Stan" is often times referenced in someone's love for pop music celebrities as "today's stan culture." Hence, the highly praised smash is regarded as a cultural milestone. The third single from "The Marshall Mathers LP" garnered much praise in 2000 for its dark lyrical content. On the track, Eminem mainly raps from the perspective of an obsessed, overzealous and psychotic fan.
The finale of the song is Eminem's brilliant response in a letter to Stan. Eminem realizes in the end that the obsessed killed himself and his pregnant girlfriend because he didn't respond to him in time. Dido's smooth vocals are featured on the song, and she plays the abused pregnant girlfriend in the music video.
🎶 See, Slim— shut up, bitch! I'm tryin' to talk. Hey, Slim, that's my girlfriend screamin' in the trunk. But I didn't slit her throat, I just tied her up, see, I ain't like you. ‘Cause if she suffocates she'll suffer more, and then she'll die too. Well, gotta go, I'm almost at the bridge now. Oh shit, I forgot, how am I supposed to send this shit out?!🎶
"Lose Yourself" is revered as Eminem's most commercially successful smash to date. The song details choking in front a crowd or being consumed by your struggles, overcoming those struggles and gaining respect.
"Lose Yourself" serves as a theme to Eminem's semi-autobiographical film "8 Mile." It became the first rap song to Best Original Song at the 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003. The song also won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004.
🎶 Yo, his palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There's vomit on his sweater already: Mom's spaghetti. He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready. To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgetting. What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud. He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out. He's choking, how? Everybody's joking now. The clock's run out, time's up, over—blaow! Snap back to reality, oh, there goes gravity, oh.🎶