Eminem has a notable history of stealing the spotlight on features. On “Ether” Nas rhymed, “You let Eminem murder you on your own shit,” which we all know is a reference to Shady taking over Jay Z’s “Renegade.” However, that’s not the only song that Marshall Mathers made his own. Here are some classic examples of the Rap God murdering people on their own shit. (The list was made by Mass Appeal)
# 8 “Don’t Approach Me,” Xzibit featuring Eminem
You know you got murdered on your own song when the YouTube video is called “Eminem- Don’t Approach Me.” Even better, the about section has a link to buy the song and it’s clearly on Xzibit’s album. No shade though. To be fair, Xzibit really brought it on this track, but he was rhyming with one of the best ever— in his prime. He never really had a chance. Also, never give Eminem last verse on your song. The fuck are you thinking?
#7 “Welcome To D-Block,” The LOX featuring Eminem
Giving Em the hook may have been Lox’s downfall on this one. Not only is Em’s voice highlighted because of it’s uniqueness on a New York beat, but he’s got the hook too!
I can already feel Jadakiss fans blowing up our comment section, but his verse was basic and he was really the only dude who could have out-shined Em on this. It’s unfortunate, because I would have loved for their to be a little more competition. It’s still a great song though.
Stick up kids every block who watch for that free op/Ppurtinty as soon as you leave at the jewelry shop / And you won’t even notice your mind will be so preo/Ccupied with that new watch you just copped / You won’t even see that ride pulling up alongside you / You’ll be shot.
Incredible series of rhymes right there:
#6 “What’s The Difference,” Dr Dre featuring Xzibit and Eminem
This song is crazy because Xzibit almost made this track his own— he really brought the heat. I can’t even front. Kids these days sleep on Xzibit and recognize him from memes rather than his music. That dude had serious bars. However, Eminem prevails for this psychopathic description of driving around with his dead baby mama:
But if I do decide to really murder my daughter’s mama / I’ma put her up in the front seat and put sunglasses on her / And cruise around with her for seven hours through California / And have her waving at people (hi) / Then drop her off on the corner / At the police station and drive off honkin’ the horn for her/
#5 “Renegade,” Jay Z featuring Eminem
Take one quick look at the comment section of this YouTube video and it’s clear that everyone under the sun knows Em slaughtered Jay Z on this track. But hey, it’s not a competition… right?
The “You fuckin do-gooders / To bad you couldn’t do good at marriage” line that Em spits kills me every time. It’s the ultimate fuck you to the older generation who criticized him.
#4 “Forgot About Dre,” Dr. Dre featuring Eminem
Dre isn’t known for murdering his tracks, but it would be impossible not to include this song. It was such a big moment for Em’s career and Dr. Dre’s resurgence. It was also the highest charting song on 2001, reaching number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The hook prompted thousands of people to try their hand in rapping on the radio which was next level funny.
#3 “Patiently Waiting,” Eminem featuring 50 Cent
This track is dope because it captures two amazing artists at their peak, and it’s not an outright slaughter like “Renegade.” 50 Cent definitely keeps up with his boss, but at the end of the day that’s an Eminem track. One of the main reasons “Patiently Waiting” was released as a single is because of the Eminem feature.
Shady Records is 80 seconds away from the towers / Some cowards fucked with the wrong building, they meant to hit ours.
#2 “Welcome To Detroit,” Trick Trick featuring Eminem
It’s not even that Eminem kills this (he actually mails this shit in), it’s just that… you know, it’s Trick Trick. By default this is an Eminem song.
No shade. No shade.
#1 “Still Crazy,” The Mad Rapper featuring Eminem
The true Slim Shady is on this track and it’s super entertaining. While it’s not as well known as his other features, “Stir Crazy” has a surprisingly high replay value.
If this was an Eminem song and had a Royce da 5’9 feature, it could have easily been on The Slim Shady LP.