Eminem has released quite a few horrorcore rap songs throughout his career, most notably “3 a.m.” and “Kim”. The beat, as well as Em’s tone on “Framed”, feels of his 2009 Relapse-era.
“Framed” revolves around a fictional situation where Em is detained for a murder, on the basis of how his lyrics coincidentally matches up with a murder scene, that is under investigation. Em sums it up with these lines: “But it never occurred to me I could describe a murder scene In a verse and be charged with first degree
Cause it just happened to match up perfectly.”
In an interview with Shade 45 on December 15th, Em commented on how a beat affects the content of a song: “‘Framed’ you needed to rap some evil, like serial killer kind of shit to me, like thats.. The beat was so evil, I just had to say evil shit, like fucked up shit. Thats one of my favorite beats ever.”
The song is produced by FredWreck and Eminem and it samples “Pilgrim” by C&K Vocal. Em makes name-dropping throughout the song and it includes Ivanka Trump! Yes you heard it, the daughter of the president of the United States. He raps: “Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard but dog, how the fuck is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car? Must go above and beyond, ’cause it’s incumbent upon me, ’cause I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde.”
Considering this are all references from the 80’s, Ivanka Trump was born in 1981, so by the late 80’s she was a kid, he mentions Donald Duck and the Tonka Truck in the previous line as a kids references but Donald Duck also because of Donald Trump. The dumb little blonde girl he feels responsible for is Ivanka Trump.
Listen to the song below: