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Why is Eminem G.O.A.T?(greatest of all time)

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After relistening to some Eminem classics, I must say that what stands out most is his intensity.

As far as curating an aesthetically pleasing experience goes, though, he leaves a lot to be desired.

Kendrick Lamar, I would argue, easily matches Eminem's energy in his best moments and has created a profound artistic statement in his oeuvre, especially in his magnum opus "To Pimp A Butterfly."

I will admit that the subject matter of a track like "The Blacker The Berry" may not be as relatable to the average person on the street as a track like "Lose Yourself" is, which is perhaps why Eminem, despite his mediocre critical acclaim, is so highly regarded by the general public.

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“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.” - Heraclitus

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10 minutes ago, Nilsi said:

After relistening to some Eminem classics, I must say that what stands out most is his intensity.

As far as curating an aesthetically pleasing experience goes, though, he leaves a lot to be desired.

Kendrick Lamar, I would argue, easily matches Eminem's energy in his best moments and has created a profound artistic statement in his oeuvre, especially in his magnum opus "To Pimp A Butterfly."

I will admit that the subject matter of a track like "The Blacker The Berry" may not be as relatable to the average person on the street as a track like "Lose Yourself" is, which is perhaps why Eminem, despite his mediocre critical acclaim, is so highly regarded by the general public.

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I know everything
I know everything, know myself
I know morality, spirituality, good and bad health
I know fatality might haunt you
I know everything, I know Compton
I know street shit, I know shit that's conscious
I know everything, I know lawyers, advertisement and sponsors
I know wisdom, I know bad religion, I know good karma
I know everything, I know history

I know the universe works mentally
I know the perks of bullshit isn't meant for me
I know everything, I know cars, clothes, hoes, and money
I know loyalty, I know respect, I know those that's ornery
I know everything, the highs, the lows, the groupies, the junkies
I know if I'm generous at heart, I don't need recognition
The way I'm rewarded, well, that's God's decision
I know you know that line's for Compton School District
Just give it to the kids, don't gossip about how it was distributed

I know how people work
I know the price of life, I'm knowin' how much it's worth
I know what I know and I know it well not to ever forget
Until I realized I didn't know shit
The day I came home

Perhaps my favorite lyrics of any Kendrick Lamar track.

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“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.” - Heraclitus

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On 2/12/2024 at 3:11 PM, Nilsi said:

I will admit that the subject matter of a track like "The Blacker The Berry" may not be as relatable to the average person on the street as a track like "Lose Yourself" is, which is perhaps why Eminem, despite his mediocre critical acclaim, is so highly regarded by the general public.

Makes sense. This song got me thru difficult times back in the day!

 


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