RepresentationEminem represents the working class community of allraces although people may say that he is a wannabe‘black’ rapper as where the genre originated from. This isbecause when he was starting off as a musician, the rapcommunity was dominated by a darker skin colour. Hewas also pointed out as the new ‘Elvis’ because they saythat he was also stealing the music of the blackcommunity (in Elvis’ case, Blues). Politicians would labelhim as a ‘homophobe’ and a threat to society due to thenature of his lyrics. When he was doing his first majorgigs, he dressed the same way as working class peoplewould dress, as he progressed on he wore variousbranded clothing as he was then able to afford it. This canshow that he represents those who have succeeded intheir own career as he was able to wear anything hewanted, but the style/dress sense was still baggy andwhat we would call this day ‘SWAG’.
Without Me Lyrics RepresentationA reference to the song “BuffaloGals” by Malcolm Maclaren who wasan early trailblazer for Caucasians inthe hip-hop world, like Eminem is [Intro (Obie Trice)]now "Obie Trice/Real Name No Gimmicks"The original lyric is “two Buffalo galsgo round the outside”, which healters to reflect his white trash [Refrain 1]upbringingThe repetition of “round the outside” 2 trailer park girls go round the outsideis a rip from DMX’s “Party Up In round the outside, round the outsideHere” [Repeat Refrain 1] [Refrain 2] Guess whos back, back again Shadys back, tell a friend Guess whos back, guess whos back, guess whos back Guess whos back...
On his first major label album Eminem created the evil alter-ego “Slim He reveals that his alter ego is really just his personality when he’sShady”, which he now feels fans prefer over his actual personality (his drunk and high.real first name is Marshall) Since he has struggled with drug problems throughout his life, weThis makes Em feel as though people value him as an entertainer only, have usually seen more of the “Shady” side of Marshall’s personalityand couldn’t care less about him as a person (“chopped liver is slang in his musicfor "useless”) [Verse 1] Ive created a monster, cuz nobody wants to see Marshall no more they want Shady Im chopped liver well if you want Shady, this is what Ill give ya a little bit of weed mixed with some hard liquor some vodka thatll jumpstart my heart quicker than a shock when I get shocked at the hospital by the Dr. when Im not cooperating when Im rocking the table while hes It has taken him more than 2 operating years to release this album you waited this long now stop debating cuz Im and when he pronounced he was doing a 4th, the critics back, already has doubts whether if Im on the rag and ovulating it was up to his last standards.
Eminem targets the Cheneys because of Mrs. Cheney’s complaints towards Em’s offensive and misogynistic lyrics. In her opinion no parent should let her kid listen to him The FCC (Federal I know that you got a job Ms. Cheney but your Communications husbands heart problems complicating Commission) regulates interstate and international So the FCC wont let me be or let me be me so communications, including let me see radio. The FCC won’t let him play his songs; they edit and they tried to shut me down on MTV but it feels censor them so empty without me Eminem was never willing to edit his lyrics for national So come on and dip, bum on your lips fuck TV, he says that he is just that, going to let the censors do their job. But due to his fast cum on your lips and some on your tits and get raps, one national ready cuz this shits about to get heavy performance couldn’t be edited, so he got banned I just settled all my lawsuits Fuck from performing on live TV YOU DEBBIE! by the FCCDebbie is the name of Eminem’smother; he was sued by his ownmother for defamation and thecase was settled before herecorded this song
He is suggesting that his transformation from Marshall Mathers toSlim Shady is a similar to Batman and Bruce Wayne. Slim Shady is ananti-hero, providing the world with what it needs (controversy). [Chorus X2] Now this looks like a job for me so everybody just follow me cuz we need a little controversy, cuz it feels so empty without me
[Verse 2] Kids feel like no Little hellions kids feeling rebellious music they listen embarrassed, their parents still listen to Elvis to can break them away from the they start feeling like prisoners, helpless, parents they’re so til someone comes along on a mission and Eminem is saying he is embarrassed in both a visionary having, so his yells "bitch" (insightful, cutting vulgar music gives A visionary, vision is scary, could start a edge) and thus them a way to frightening for parents rebel revolution, pollutin the air waves a rebel and other adults so let me just revel and bask, in the fact that I got everyone kissing my ass and its a disaster such a catastrophe for you to see so damn much of my ass you ask for me?He’s saying that everyone giveshim attention by being offended Well Im back [batman sound]by him and complaining
He is probably going to fix your bent antennae tune it in and then Imenter your mind, through gonnathe spectrum of TV,possibly a comment on enter in and up under your skin like a splinter Shady’s good enough that he can lyrically get to your emotions,America’s reliance for The center of attention back for the winter and he’ll get deep, i.e. “aentertainment from TV Im interesting, the best thing since wrestling splinter” Another idea is that whether or Infesting in your kids ears and nesting not you wanna hear him, he will Testing "Attention Please" feel the tension get through to your ears somehow soon as someone mentions me heres my 10 cents my 2 cents is free A nuisance, who sent, you sent for me? Eminem’s existence 2002 was an unending game of “What’s he gonna do next?” Like Commenting on how he’s considered overplayed and annoying by Batman’s Joker, you can never tell where those who don’t appreciate his music, but the irony states itself in he’s gonna strike and the authorities are that it is the mainstream audience that causes him to be as played as appropriately on edge often as he is
[Verse 3]A tisk-it a task-it, Ill go tit for tat with anybodywhos talking this shit, that shit. Moby called Eminem a, “misogynist, a homophobe,Chris Kirkpatrick you can get your ass kicked a racist, and an anti-worse than them little Limp Bizkit bastards, Semite,” at the Grammysand Moby He doesn’t expect old peopleyou can get stomped by Obie, you 36 year old to understand or feel his music and he doesn’t reallybald headed fag blow me want them to.You dont know me, youre too old let go itsover, nobody listens to technoNow lets go, just give me the signal Ill bethere with a whole list full of new insultsIve been dope, suspenseful with a pencil eversincePrince turned himself into a symbol
Similar to how Elvisallowed black music getthrough to the masses,Eminem plans onintegrating rap evenmore. But sometimes the shit just seems, everybody only wants to discuss me So this must mean Im disgusting, but its just me Im just obscene Though Im not the first king of controversy I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley, to do Black Music so selfishly and use it to get myself wealthy (Hey) Even if white rappers theres a concept that works are mainstream, it’ll 20 million other white rappers emerge still seem hollow without this one but no matter how many fish in the sea itd be white rapper in so empty without me particular
Target AudienceEminem doesn’t really specify who histarget audience is but from the amount ofpeople from a certain age bracketconsuming his music would probablysuggest he is aiming for those young adultand teenagers. Also white working classAmericans as he mostly relates himself tothem.
Why Eminem?•Creative lyrics•Political messages in some of his songs e.g. ‘White America’ or ‘Mosh’•Controversial lifestyle•Grew up listening to him•First music artist I remember first listening to and remembering the lyrics to someof his songs (When I’m Gone)•Even at the age of 40 he is still active in the music industry•Skits with Dr. Dre•The different of moods he puts in his songs.