“Enough rhymes to
Maybe try to help get some people through tough times”
Who doesn’t know Eminem? Even the ones who don’t listen to hip-hop or rap music knows who Eminem is. His rap is so distinct and recognizable, always full of motivation, aggression to give you that boost of adrenaline to sail through your toughest of the days. A morning dose of Eminem to give you the right motivation and focus towards your goal. I have chosen to share the best Eminem quotes in this post.
Also, did you know that Eminem was first offered the movie ‘Southpaw’ before it went to Jake Gyllenhaal. But since he had too much on his plate at that time, he couldn’t do that movie. He liked the script so much and thus wanted to be associated with the movie somehow. So, he chose to provide music for it and also did the song ‘Phenomenal’. Check out these mind blasting dialogues and quotes from Southpaw movie.
Here are some of the best Eminem quotes:
“Soon as the verse start I eat it at MC’s heart,
What is he thinking? How not to go against me, smart.”
Meaning: Eminem metaphor that if I am in a rap battle and its my turn to start, I straight in the very first line destroy the reputation of my opponent. And because of that during my rap battles, all these opponents think about how to avoid me, which is a smart move.
“Imma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I’m tearing down your balcony”
Meaning: Eminem talks about how much dedicated he is to his dream and there is not a single doubt that he will achieve what he want in his life. And he has beautifully described two instances in one line and did a poetic justice. He means that if there is anyone who doubts him and his capabilities, he is coming at them and will slay such hopes by becoming huge success.
On the other hand is directly creating a reference and letting his listeners imagine that he is walking on the road while all the people who doubt him are standing in the balconies watching him, so he is flying and tearing it down to kill their doubts.
“I took my bruises, took my lumps
Fell down and I got right back up”
Meaning: Eminem is describing how many times he has failed in his life really bad but he always motivated himself and kept moving forward towards his life goal.
“Don’t ever try to judge me, dude
You don’t what the fuck I’ve been through”
Meaning: Eminem is telling that the things I’ve faced is not ordinary and thus you have no idea because you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. So, you better not judge me.
“Had a dream, I was king,
I woke up, still king”
Meaning: Eminem is describing how he used to dream of rising to the top of the rap game and how he has achieved it. Just a poetic reference to dreaming of being like a king and waking up and realizing that I am a king.
“When you’re so good that you can’t say it
’cause it ain’t even cool for you to sound cocky anymore”
Meaning: Eminem describes about a situation that we all face when we know that we are best in a particular topic. And when in that situation someone tries to argue to prove that he is right while you are absolutely sure that that’s not how it is, you rather choose to stay quite in that moment and let him experience and fail at it for not taking your advice. Because for a man of your stature, it doesn’t suit to boast about your expertise.
“Like a magician, critics I turn to crickets”
Meaning: Eminem is simply taking a dig at all of the people who criticize him for what he is and hate him because he is a success. He doesn’t pay attention at them just like we ignore crickets creating noises in the night.
These are some of the quotes that I chose to share for now while the list is endless. If you feel that this list deserves more of such quotes, do share in the comments and I promise to make a wallpaper for that too for you to download and put it on your desktop.