Nightmare Fuel: Eminem
- The album Encore is not for the faint of heart and isn't the best music to sleep to. (But then again, why the fuck would you sleep to Eminem anyway?) The last track closes with Eminem shooting his crowd and killing himself. A robotic voice ends the album saying, "See you in hell, fuckers."
- "Stan" is fairly disturbing. It's about an Ax-Crazy fan who eventually commits a murder-suicide because Shady won't answer any of his fan letters in a timely manner. Especially as the tape is starting to end and you can hear Stan's girlfriend screaming from the trunk before the car falls into the water...
- "Kim", the prequel to "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" on The Slim Shady LP. The song isn't so much rapped as screamed between Eminem and his impression of Kim. It starts out innocently enough with Em watching Hailie sleep, but quickly goes south as he shoves Kim into a car and reveals he's murdered her new boyfriend and their 4-year-old son (lyrics describing this were actually left off the ''explicit'' version of the album, even though a later reference to the murder was left in; a truly explicit version called "Bitch So Wrong", which keeps the words intact, has been leaked and is still floating around online). It ends with him slitting her throat in the woods:
You were supposed to love me!Now bleed, bitch, bleed!BLEED, BITCH, BLEED!BLEEEEEEEEEEED!
- Eminem's rage builds up so quickly and so freakishly that his final scream of "BLEEEEED!" sounds inhuman.
- As far as mainstream rappers go, Eminem is pretty hard to beat when it comes to being disturbing. On the same album as "Kim" we have "Amityville", a brazen ode to Detroit which exalts its status as the then-murder capital of the country. Of note is Bizarre's guest appearance, in which he packs his weight's worth of degeneracy into a mere eight bars.
- Relapse is a album chock-full of murder fantasies and story-telling.
- In particular, there's "Same Song and Dance" which is about kidnapping, raping, torturing and murdering celebrities. The title is perhaps the worst part, as the "song" refers to his victims' screams, and the "dance" refers to their struggle to escape as he has his way with them. And to him, it's just the same ol' "song and dance", showing he's become so desensitized to the horrible things he does that it's become hum-drum to him.
- "3 a.m." is a horror movie made into music.
- "Music Box", which is possibly his most outright disturbing song to date. Cannibalism, murder, Satanism, pedophilia, stalking, rape, torture... so many great, wholesome flavors make up this little nightmare anthem.
- "97 Bonnie And Clyde" from The Slim Shady LP (originally titled Just the Two of Us). It's one of his most haunting songs, sung from the point of view of a father to his daughter after murdering his wife for infidelity. He has his little daughter help him unload the dead wife from the trunk of his car and dump her corpse in a lake.
- While Just Don't Give A Fuck's lyrics aren't too terrifying in and of themselves, the beat to both the EP and LP versions features a loop of what sounds like a large and possibly malfunctioning industrial device throughout the entire song.
- "Bad Guy" off of MMLP2. It has undoubtedly the most evil beat out of any Eminem song, and it features the same high-pitched string patch that drove Insane from Relapse. On top of that, the song is about Stan's brother trying to kill Eminem in a successful effort that ends in the same sort of murder-suicide that took Stan and his girlfriend. And that's just part one.
- The Slim Shady EP, the demo that got Em his big break, is just full of it. It starts off with an intro where Slim Shady comes back to life after having been previously "killed" and orders Eminem to look into the mirror as he resists and screams in the background, all accompanied by the sound of shattering glass...
- On 'Cleanin' Out my Closet' he mentions that his mother had Munchausen's syndrome, and led young Eminem to believe he was sick, and it's implied that he was also led to believe he was dying. He did grow up, of course, but that must have been pretty scary, since young kids don't have any real reason or inclination to disbelieve a parent.