If you don't know who the infamous Marshall Mathers is and the impact on hip-hop his music has achieved, then you must have been living under a rock or are simply far too young.
Marshall Bruce Mathers II, or as we all know him 'Eminem', is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers in music history.
Many of the best Eminem karaoke songs were written and produced by the 'Rap God' himself and over the past 20 years he has also written and produced tracks for many famous artists including:
Eminem's career has been impressive to say the least with millions of record sales and numerous accolades. He has given us some of the best hip-hop music ever over the past few decades.
His technical prowess and impressive lyricism have been rewarded with albums that have achieved no less than Diamond success, and deservedly so.
On the 1999's The Slim Shady LP he channeled his inner anger into edgy jokes and controversial hits. He continued the same pattern on The Marshall Mathers LP in 2000 with rapping lyrics about murdering his wife and other provocations.
The bad boy of rap released The 'Eminem Show' in 2002 followed by 2009's 'Relapse' and 2013's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' and returned in 2017 with his ninth album 'Revival'.
He has received multiple Grammy Awards including several for Best Rap Album. In 2022 Eminem was inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone included him in their list of 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time and 100 Greatest Song Writers Of All Time.
Best Eminem Karaoke Songs
Eminem's acclaimed works and global success are widely regarded to have broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers within the popular music industry.
In the late 90's and 2000's much of his work made him widely controversial as it tended to violate basic morals which ultimately caused outrage around the world.
In 2002 the Vice President of African-American Themed Television Network BET (Black Entertainment Television) said:
Eminem gets a pass in the same vein that back during 'segregation' black folks had to be better than average, had to be the best to be accepted... he is better than the best. In his own way he is the best lyricist, alliterator and enunciator out there in hip-hop music. In terms of rapping about the pain that other disenfranchised people feel, there is no one better at their game than Eminem.
the real slim shady
Even if you are not a rap fan, you are sure to know this classic, one of the best Eminem karaoke songs.
Don't worry if you can't keep up with the words as when the hook comes around everybody will no doubt want to join in.
my name is
From his second album 'The Slim Shady LP' this is also the opening song and lead single of the album. Eminem received his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2000.
Famous names referenced in the song are, The Spice Girls, Pamela Anderson and Nine Inch Nails.
the way i am
Written, produced and performed by rapper Eminem from his third album 'The Marshall Mather LP 2000'.
As the intro lyrics say, 'turn the beat up a little bit, this song is for anyone' and everyone should have this on their playlists of best Eminem karaoke songs.
when i'm gone
Eminem opens up on this song about the guilt he feels when leaving his daughter Hailie and his family. It was an emotional song for him to write and record.
He was basically torn between the love for his family and his passion for being on stage rapping in front of thousands of fans.
This is one of the best Eminem karaoke songs to perform. It is the theme song from his semi-biographical 2002 movie '8 Mile'.
It describes his journey from living in a trailer park on 8 Mile in Detroit Michigan to becoming a Rap Superstar and signing with Dr. Dre.
the real slim shady
Outrageous and controversial, who was Slim Shady? Eminem aka Slim Shady, as talented as he is confrontational.
Hopefully your audience will quiet down when you start to sing ' may I have your attention please?'
Simultaneously funny and serious, this song most definitely deserves its' place on Karaoke Kooks pick of he best Eminem karaoke songs.
This song tells the story of an obsessed fan who kills himself and his girlfriend when Eminem does not reply to his letters.
The song is not based on a real person but was inspired by Eminem receiving disturbing fan mail in response to his album 'The Slim Shady LP'.
The track was written as a message to all his fans to 'not take his lyrics literally'.
One of the best Eminem karaoke songs to sing if you are nervous about your upcoming performance. The song delivers a positive message for people trying to overcome obstacles.
love the way you lie
Featuring Barbadian singer Rhianna, this song is Eminem's biggest selling single ever with sales of over 12 million in the US alone.
It was the UK's best selling song in 2010 and one of the most viewed YouTube videos of all time.
The verses reflect on the abusive relationships both Eminem and Rhianna had with their ex-partners.
Late rapper Juice WRLD teamed up with Eminem on this track where they compare themselves to monsters.
Godzilla, a fictional sea monster was known for its' mass destruction and endless killing.
The collaboration between these two amazing artists reportedly sold over 5 million copies in the USA.
On Spotify, Godzilla is on the way to earn 1 billion streams. The third verse on this song holds the record for Eminem's fastest rap verse @ 300 words in 30 seconds.
If you are going to take on the challenge of this, one of the best Eminem karaoke songs, then plenty of rehearsal would be well advised.
Why Is Hip-Hop So Appealing?
People can really connect to the elements of rhythm and beats and all these elements including the tempo and lyrics create music that brings people together. It is a style, an attitude that transcends all boundaries.
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, your'e always going to find a hip-hop tape, that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.
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