Producer: Eminem, Jeff Bass
Album: The Eminem Show
Label: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Normally, a filthy-rich celebrity complaining about his love life is something all we average Joes would be quick to roll our eyes at. Not that Mathers is outright bitching on the melancholy "Superman"—he's actually not. But what he is doing, through his usual emotional-driven raps that pull us into his life, is letting us know that finding genuine intimate relationships after his 2001 divorce is gonna be rather difficult for him due to his fame. And when you think about it, that's kinda sad, bro. Anyone mistaking this bittersweet ballad for a love song most likely believes they can find true love in a strip club at 3 a.m. Em gives detailed backstage glimpses of meeting conniving groupies who think they can outsmart him ("Oh yeah, girl, run that game," he tells them), but as the title suggests, Em isn't gonna save 'em. So if hoes are your kryptonite, Em feels bad for you son, because he's got 99 problems, but a ho ain't one.