Listen to Eminem’s isolated vocals for ‘Rap God’
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Listen to Eminem's isolated vocals for 'Rap God'

If you’re an Eminem fan, then the song ‘Rap God’ was just an extension of why the rapper is so widely revered. Fast-paced, furious, fearsome and simply full to the brim with lyrical acrobats, the song is a trademark track for the ‘Lose Yourself’ singer. If you’re not a fan, have never understood the hype or are simply unwilling to listen to Eminem’s songs, then perhaps the below will change your mind.

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, a creative credited as a pivotal figure in the popularisation of hip-hop in middle America, has managed to break major racial barriers with his work since breaking into the mainstream and becoming one of the most commercially successful rappers of all time. “If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down,” he once said in a quote that typifies his approach to music.

“Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn’t much. But the things that I’m really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I’m not successful, what do I have?” he added. “People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.”

Noticing his skill for rapping from an early age, Mathers began competing in freestyle rap battles during his lunch break at school and, from that moment on, didn’t look back. While the making and the rise of Eminem was anything but conventional, he did so with great determination and relentless passion despite the obvious disadvantages against him.

Mathers, the ‘Rap God’ himself, one who is considered by many to be the greatest of all time, has never been shy to show off exactly why he has been crowned as such. Lyrics have always been the heartbeat of Em’s output, and on ‘Rap God’ he takes things to a new level. Of course, this devotion to rhymes is the usual reason for people denouncing Slim. However, listening to his isolated vocals, it is hard not to be impressed.

‘Rap God’ shows Eminem’s lyrical dexterity most clearly across his catalogue. As well as verses littered with rhymes and half-rhymes, he also produces some of his fastest bars ever. Delivering an astonishing 9.6 syllables per second, Em kicks things into overdrive.

Listen to Eminem’s isolated vocals for ‘Rap God’ below.