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1xtra dj semtex's favourite eminem jams

Having curated a special mix for i-D of Marshall Bruce Mathers III greatest moments in music, 1Xtra’s DJ Semtex explains five of his favourite musical moments from Slim Shady’s extensive back catalogue ahead of Eminem's Wembley dates...

Text Dj Semtex

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  • stan

    "He set the scene, told the story, wrote the letters, and visualised a relationship between the fan and the artist that many could relate too. There are only a few rappers that could have pulled this off; Em did it first and gave us one of the greatest lyrical moments of our time."

  • forgot about dre

    "A highly original concept; two opposite states of mind, the good Dr. and the bad Eminem trade verses and serve up an instant classic. You’ve never seen schizophrenic flows like this in your life."

  • renegade

    "It’s not good when two of the top five dead or alive go to war; when Nas ethered Jay Z with the line ‘Em murdered you on your own shit’, that one line immortalised the war. Did Em really kill Hov, the G.O.A.T., the Godfather of Flows on his own record? As a staunch Jay Z stan, I still find it difficult to accept this. Some people say I’m still in denial."

  • Over (Freestyle)

    "Words cannot describe how dope this. Em blacked out on this."

  • Bitch Please (Part 2)

    "Eminem was the last MC on the track and was savage with the delivery of the best verse. This kind of lyrical butchery has inspired everybody from the Game to Kendrick Lamar, and will continue to inspire future generations from now."