Rap God

2013 single by Eminem

"Rap God" is a 2013 hip hop song by the American rapper Eminem. It is the third single from his eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 which was released on November 5, 2013.

"Rap God"
Single by Eminem
from the album The Marshall Mathers LP 2
ReleasedOctober 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
StudioMarkaz Records, Ferndale, Michigan
GenreHip hop
Eminem singles chronology
"Rap God"
"The Monster"
Music video
"Rap God" at YouTube

Eminem raps 97 words in 15 seconds (an average of 6.5 words per second) in a verse that starts 4:26 into the song. He described this as "supersonic speed":

Uhh, sama lamaa duma lamaa you assuming I'm a human
What I gotta do to get it through to you I'm superhuman
Innovative and I'm made of rubber
So that anything you say is ricocheting off of me and it'll glue to you
I'm devastating, more than ever demonstrating
How to give a motherfuckin' audience a feeling like it's levitating
Never fading, and I know the haters are forever waiting
For the day that they can say I fell off, they'd be celebrating
Cause I know the way to get 'em motivated
I make elevating music, you make elevator music...

— Eminem, "Rap God"[1]

The song has been praised for Eminem's rapping speed and his lyrical ability, however, it was also criticized by left-wing people and the gay community as being "homophobic" due to the lyrics.[2][3][4]

It was ranked #14 on Complex's list of the 50 best songs of 2013 and it was ranked #15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 best songs of 2013.[5][6]

References change

  1. "Here's What Eminem is Saying During His 'Supersonic Speed' Verse In New Song 'Rap God'". Business Insider. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  2. Liljas, Per (15 October 2013). "Eminem's New 'Rap God' is Divine". Time. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  3. "Eminem's 'Rap God' is throwback to rapper's playful prime: music review". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  4. "Eminem Declares Himself a 'Rap God'". Rolling Stone. 14 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  5. "The 50 Best Songs of 2013: 14. Eminem "Rap God"". Complex. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  6. "100 Best Songs of 2013: Eminem, Rap God". Rolling Stone. 4 December 2013. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2013-12-26.

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