Archive Song: Eminem – “Hail Mary” ft. 50 Cent & Busta Rhymes



Eminem, Busta Rhymes and 50 Cent go at Ja Rule by remaking Tupac’s “Hail Mary”, partly in response to Ja’s remake of “Pain”.


In 2001, Ja Rule remade 2Pac’s song “Pain” from the Above the Rim sessions, retitled the song “So Much Pain”, and left in 2Pac’s second verse as it was in the original song. Numerous others, especially his rivals, took offense to Ja Rule trying to emulate 2Pac. As a result, 50 Cent, Eminem and Busta Rhymes did a remix of “Hail Mary” in 2003. The lyrics were reworked to feature numerous shots at Ja Rule, including several lines aimed at his “imitation” of 2Pac.


In the hook, Eminem sings:

“Come get me
If you motherfuckers want Shady
If Pac was still here now
He would never ride with Ja


You can listen to the HQ version of the song below (without DJ shouting background):