Album: Straight From The Lab EP
This tough, old-school sailor fight anthem goes hard at Benzino and Murder Inc., not just with unmerciful mockery and cold heartless threats, but with logic. Eminem knows bullies and what makes them tick. The manner in which he psychoanalyzes Ray Benzino in verse one goes beyond average "fuck you" taunts: "And he just can't see that he's manically depressed... He doesn't exist in this world... It's destroying him slowly... So he just tortures himself..." After Dr. Phil–ing Zino, he lays into Ja and Irv, gettin' a lil' Freudian with it: "But [Ja's] ass is such a puppet/Irv could shove his whole hand up it," and later, "Plus, the stylist you fucked/When you was Ecstasied up/Was just a man who's dressed up as a white bitch." The laughter stops, however, for the powerful third verse, in which Eminem accepts some blame ("Everybody's gotta be so fucking hard/I'm not excluding myself/'Cause I been stupid as well/I been known to lose it when someone says something smart") and strongly warns, "If the situation escalates any worse/We're gonna lose another soldier to this game/And if I get killed for this rap/I got a million in cash/That says I will get you back in Hailie's name." Damn.
#76. Eminem "Bully" (2003)