The 15 Best Eminem Lyrics: Ranking the Rap God's Greatest

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As far as bars go, Eminem is a legend. When it comes to the world of rap, Eminem stands as an undisputed king. Known for his intricate wordplay, his lyrics have often served as emotional anchors for many people. Here, we explore the best Eminem lyrics that have not only shaped his career but also the very fabric of the genre. What follows is a ranking of the Rap God's 15 greatest lyrical masterpieces, each with its own unique impact on culture, language and music history.

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15. "I'm not afraid, to take a stand. Everybody, come take my hand."

Song: "Not Afraid" (2010)

14. "Don't let 'em say you ain't beautiful."

Song: "Beautiful" (2009)

13. "I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh. I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you wanna cry."

Song: "Mockingbird" (2004)

12. "Dear Slim, I wrote you, but you still ain't calling."

Song: "Stan" (2000)

11. "That's why we sing for these kids who don't have a thing."

Song: "Sing for the Moment" (2002)

10. "Have you ever loved someone so much, you'd give an arm for?"

Song: "When I'm Gone" (2005)

9. "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?"

Song: "The Real Slim Shady" (2000)

8. "I'm alive again, more alive than I have been in my whole entire life."

Song: "No Love" (feat. Lil Wayne) (2012)

7. "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, well that's alright because I like the way it hurts."

Song: "Love the Way You Lie" (feat. Rihanna) (2010)

6. "Have you ever been hated or discriminated against? I have."

Song: "Cleanin' Out My Closet" (2002)

5. "I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would I say I am?"

Song: "The Way I Am" (2000)

4. "'Cause sometimes you just feel tired, you feel weak. And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up."

Song: "Till I Collapse" (2002)

3. "Why be a king when you can be a God?"

Song: "Rap God" (2013)

2. "Step by step, heart to heart, left right left, we all fall down."

Song: "Like Toy Soldiers" (2004)

1. "You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go."

Song: "Lose Yourself" (2002)

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