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Tear Jerker: Eminem
Like Toy Soldiers, a call for peace in the violent feuding among rappers, which has resulted in many good rappers (Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G. and others) losing their lives and having their voices silenced forever.
You're Never Over, Em's tribute to one of his best friends, the late D12 member Proof, who was gunned down in Detroit in 2006.
Difficult, another song dedicated to Proof, focusing on life without him.
I Need a Doctor, Em's tribute to Dr. Dre and his effect on his life and career. Especially at the end of the music video where Dr. Dre visits Eazy-E's grave.
"You risked your career for me, I know it as well as you—nobody wanted to fuck with the white boy Dre, I'm crying in this booth!"
"But I'm not giving up faith - and you ain't giving up on me! Get up Dre! I'm dying, I need you, COME BACK FOR F*CK'S SAKE!" Raw passion.
Stan, about a Loony Fan who goes over the edge because of his obsession with Slim, and Slim finally writing back, telling him about an episode he saw on the news that made him sick, about someone who tied up his pregnant girlfriend and went off a bridge — and realizing that it was actually Stan. The song is inspired by the death of Eminem's uncle Ronnie, who took his own life in 1991.
When I'm Gone, a candid discussion of the Adult Fear of catastrophically failing to balance career and home life, with a chorus fit for a funeral.
His verse on B.o.B's Airplanes (Part II)
To elaborate, the verse (and the song overall) is about how his life could have gone if he didn't make it in the rap industry. It's not a pretty picture.
I want a new life One without a cause So I'm coming home tonight Well, no matter what the cost And if the plane goes down Or if the crew can't wake me up Well, just know that I'm alright I was not afraid to die
My Fault was also pretty stirring, and it comes to a peak with its ending.#
Legacy, in which Eminem discusses his traumatic childhood, and wonders why he is so 'differently wired'.
"Remember when Ronnie died and you said you wished it was me? Well guess what, I am dead, dead to you as can be!"
The music video makes it even more jarring, showing Em's parents fighting and Em being abused by his mother. This is also mixed with footage of Em in a rainstorm burying...something, and by the end of the video he breaks down in tears and hangs his head.