Producer: Eminem, Jeff Bass
Album: The Eminem Show
Label: Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
Looking back, "Sing For The Moment" marked a key moment in Eminem's career. It might not have been the exact moment, but here we saw him take a turn that had him attempting to communicate with his critics without the Slim Shady antics. He seemed to pay closer attention to the parents who he had lambasted in the past, only this time he attempted to be more civil about it (at least on this song). His choice of sampling Aerosmith's "Dream On" was unexpected, but maybe he was trying to appeal just a tiny bit to the old fuddy duddies. His third verse, about what rap stars mean to their loyal fans, also demonstrated that Marshall Mathers had possibly been thinking a little differently about his fame than he had before.