Best Examples of Eminem's Wordplay

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Eminem is one of the best rappers of all time, hands down. In his career, he has spat forth plenty of clever lyrics and amazing wordplay. I'm not going to spoil anything, just try to decipher his code.

The Top TenXW

1"Illuminate the room and humans soon become aluminum, rhythmically in sync, if you'll excuse the pun" (Lose Yourself [Demo Version])

This bit of wordplay is his best. No other lyric can match it. Now or ever. - SwagFlicks

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2"You heard of Hell well I was sent from it, I went to it serving a sentence for murderin' instruments. Now I'm trying to repent from it. But when I hear the beat I'm tempted to make another attempt at it. I'm Infinite" (Infinite)

There's a reason why I love this song so much. This is that reason. - SwagFlicks

3"He's married to the game, like a f*** you for Christmas, his gift is a curse, forget the Earth, he's got the urge to pull his d*** from the dirt, and f*** the whole universe" (Not Afraid)

Even if Not Afraid is pop-ish, it's still an incredible and inspiring song. This is the line that cemented it as one of his best examples of wordplay. - SwagFlicks

4"But for me to rap like a computer must be in my genes, I got a laptop in my back pocket" (Rap God)

Rap God is overrated, I must admit. However, Em's wordplay is literally untouchable throughout the entire song. This line is easier to decipher than others, but it's so good. - SwagFlicks

The genius would be exposed more if you put in parentheses "jeans". - WonkeyDude98

5"White America, little Eric looks just like this. White America, Erica loves my s***" (White America)V1 Comment
6"You witnessing a massacre, like you watching a church gathering take place looking boy" (Rap God)

This line is good, and it makes perfect sense. - SwagFlicks

7"You hear it a lot, lyrics that shock, is it a miracle, or am I just a product of pop fizzing up?" (Till I Collapse)V1 Comment
8"Hi kids! Do you like violence? (Yeah yeah yeah!) Wanna see me stick nine inch nails, through each one of my eyelids? (Uh-huh!)" (My Name Is)

Ha ha I can't help but laugh (or at least smile) every time I listen to this song and that opening verse comes up. - UltimateHybridX

This line basically introduced Em to the world, and oh my lord is it clever. - SwagFlicks

"Clever? " Uh, no. Now chimpanzees... THEY'RE clever.

9"Only Hall of Fame I'll be inducted in is the alcohol of fame" (Rap God)

The only reason this line is lower is because the one similar to it makes perfect sense in context. - SwagFlicks

10"Rappers are having a rough time period, here's a Maxipad" (Rap God)

Almost any line from Rap God can go on here, but this particular one just has me dying of laughter. - SwagFlicks

The Contenders

11"But not the index or pinky or the ring or the thumb, it's the one you put up when you don't give a f**k" (The Way I Am)

I wouldn't say it's as much clever wordplay as it is sheer brutality and anger. - WonkeyDude98

12"Oink oink oink, you f--king pigs, all you're good for is doink doink DOINK!" (So Much Better)
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1. "Illuminate the room and humans soon become aluminum, rhythmically in sync, if you'll excuse the pun" (Lose Yourself [Demo Version])
2. "You heard of Hell well I was sent from it, I went to it serving a sentence for murderin' instruments. Now I'm trying to repent from it. But when I hear the beat I'm tempted to make another attempt at it. I'm Infinite" (Infinite)
3. "He's married to the game, like a f*** you for Christmas, his gift is a curse, forget the Earth, he's got the urge to pull his d*** from the dirt, and f*** the whole universe" (Not Afraid)
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