Eminem has been raising the bar for crazy, cartoonish, and technical rap music since the mid-90s when he got his start on the rap battle circuit.
With millions of records sold and enough music industry awards to fill a whole mansion, the superstar has made his mark on the rap world again and again.
Whether you’re seeking a hit of nostalgia or simply want to enjoy the Eminem show for the first time, there’s never a bad time to revisit his expansive discography.
We recommend listening to a few of his most famous and fun tracks to get in the mood. Let’s check out 5 Eminem songs that will never get old!
THE REAL SLIM SHADY
Rappers often juggle multiple personas to keep fans guessing, and there are few better examples than the Slim Shady character conjured up by Eminem in the late ‘90s.
With a totally twisted sense of humor and liable to fly off the handle at any moment, Slim Shady was adored by teenage kids and feared by parents everywhere!
“The Real Slim Shady” single from 2000 defined the character perfectly. He poked fun at celebrities and put the whole fake music industry on blast.
We like going back to this one to get a taste of mayhem from the one and only Slim Shady.
FORGOT ABOUT DRE
Longtime accomplice Dr. Dre made a major statement on this track from 2000, and Eminem backed him up with some tight rhymes and a hilarious music video.
Accusations circled around the Dre camp that he sold out or started making “pop” music to appeal to the masses. This track showed that he could still bring the diss track heat!
Eminem shines on the track with his dizzying fast delivery and technical rhyme schemes. Make sure to watch the video to get the full off-the-rails experience!
They tried to shut him down on MTV, but the scene just didn’t feel the same without Eminem’s high-octane energy and scathing rap battle style!
This 2002 track from The Eminem Show features an upbeat electronic backing track and a ton of sizzling rhymes that still make us laugh out loud today.
The comic-book inspired music video is one of the best ever and fits the zany music perfectly. Not to mention, it’s a great dance track!
The movie 8 Mile is one of the most memorable hip hop films to ever be released, and Marshall Mathers shines in his portrayal of his younger self.
“Lose Yourself” was a massive hit single from the soundtrack, and details the nervous energy of a rap battle scenario.
It is one of Marshall’s more serious tracks and has inspired musicians, athletes, and other visionaries to achieve their goals.
Need a bit of extra motivation? This is the Eminem song you need to blast immediately!
How much is Eminem worth now? Based on those big numbers, we’re glad he didn’t lose himself early on and stayed dedicated to his dreams.
He may have had a few swings and misses throughout the late 2000s, but Eminem never lost his ability to craft a hit.
“Not Afraid” was the lead single from his 2010 album Recovery, and it’s a step in a different direction for the artist. This time, he’s more mature and focused on living a good life.
The album sold big and the music video was epic in every way. It still gets radio play and deserves a place on every athlete’s playlist.
Eminem continues to pump out impressive music, but these five tracks will go down in history as his very best!