Newsflash: Eminem can still rap his ass off! Even though he's 41 years old now—and even though it has been nearly 15 years since he released his major label debut, The Slim Shady LP—Eminem hasn't lost a step when it comes to busting rhymes. He proves it yet again on his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Whether he's ripping line after line after line (after line!) on the aggressive "Rap God" or taking a closer look at his impact on the rap game on the introspective "Legacy," it's clear that Mr. Mathers is still one of the best rappers doing it. After all these years, he still sounds as hungry as ever.
At this point, though, should that even surprise us? For years now, Eminem has been rapping with a chip on his shoulder, trying to prove that he is the greatest rapper of all time—even if he hasn't come right out and said it. From the "underground shit that he did with Skam" that he recorded at the beginning of his rap career that "Stan" loved so much, to the jaw dropping, face-devouring rhymes he spit on Drake's "Forever," Em has dropped hundreds of crazy verses on the world. So, with release of his eighth solo album, we decided to take a look back at the best of them. It wasn't easy narrowing down his huge contribution to rap. But here are The 25 Best Eminem Verses.
Written by Chris Yuscavage (@ChrisYuscavage)