Producer: Dr. Dre, Mark Batson
Album: Encore
Label: Aftermath/Interscope
The most important Eminem song. Yeah, it's obvious to say that since "Mosh" is a blatant political statement that was purposely aimed at encouraging the youth to vote Bush out of office. But, shit, the American public needed a kick in the ass. The beat, with its backdrop of incessant droning, the doomed voice of a multitude of zombies, was the right choice for Em to rhyme over because that's what we as American citizens have become—zombies. Eminem enters the minefield cautiously, waiting a bit to be aggressive ("Stomp, push, shove, mush/Fuck Bush, until they bring our troops home"), then releases the bombs: "Let the president answer a higher anarchy/Strap him with an AK-47, let him go fight his own war/Let him impress Daddy that way/No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil." We hadn't had that spirit in hip-hop since Public Enemy at their height, and haven't had it since "Mosh."