Coverafbeelding Eminem - Gnat
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  •   3 wkn Tipparade
  •   2020

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   27-10-1972
Land   Verenigde Staten

Marschall Bruce Mathers III werd in zijn jeugd geïnspireerd door LL Cool J en de Beasty Boys. Soul Intent verschijnt als eerste, zeer beperkt verkrijgbare, release. In 1996 is Infinite zijn eerste album, maar echt succes volgt pas als hij de steun van Dr. Dre krijgt.

Het album The Slim Shady LP wordt dan ook zijn echte doorbraak. In de Top 40 bereiken Hi! My Name Is Slim Shady en Guilty Conscience (samen met Dr. Dre) de Top 40. In 2000 verschijnt het album The Marshall Mathers LP, waarvan Stan de tweede plaats in de Top 40 bereikt. De rapper scoort later met Without Me en Lose Yourself twee nummer 1-hits.

Na Love The Way You Lie (#4), dat hij in 2010 samen met Rihanna tot een hit maakt, wordt het stil rond Eminem.

In 2013 verschijnt The Marshall Mathers LP2, het achtste studioalbum van Eminem. Ook is hij opnieuw te horen in een samenwerking met Rihanna. The Monster is zijn 21e hit in de Top 40 en wordt een dusdanig succes dat hij elf jaar na dato zijn beste resultaat (Lose Yourself uit 2003) overtreft. Op het album staat onder meer Headlights (met Nate Ruess) en Guts Over Fear (met Sia).

In 2017 maakt hij met P!nk voor haar album Beautiful Trauma de track Revenge. Nog geen maand later komt de rapper ook zelf met een nummer, Walk On Water, waar hij Beyoncé voor wist te strikken om de vocalen voor haar rekening te nemen. Op 15 december verschijnt met Revival zijn negende album. River, een samenwerking met Ed Sheeran, wordt Alarmschijf.

Ook op zijn volgende album, Music To Be Murdered By, werkt hij samen met Ed Sheeran. Eminem dropt het album in januari 2020 als grote verrassing met daarop ook een samenwerking met de overleden rapper Juice Wrld, Godzilla. De eerste single van het album wordt Darkness. Aan het einde van het jaar krijgt het album een vervolg met Music to Be Murdered By – Side B waarvan Gnat de populairste track wordt.

Songtekst

Yeah, yeah, sick
D.A. Got That Dope

They say these bars are like COVID
You get 'em right off the bat
Infected with SARS and corona
Like you took a bite off of that (Damn)
And it goes from Martian to human (Yeah)
That's how the virus attacks
They come at me with machine guns (Brr)
Like trying to fight off a gnat

Still stackin' my chips, hoes
Higher than Shaq on his tiptoes
Atop the Empire State Buildin'
This shit is like child's play, children
I will anni-nihilate, kill them
I'll fuck around and pile eight million
Dead little juveniles, wait, chill, then
I'll await my trial date till then
Ain't nothin' you say can ever trump (Nah)
Mic, pencil get killed (Yeah)
If you're hypersensitive
I wasn't referencin'
The vice president, chill (Chill)
I mean my penmanship
At times tends to get ill
Violence but with skill
That's why I hence when I write ends up
With the mic and pencil gettin' killed (Yeah, hold up)
And I'm still ride or die for the squad (Yeah)
So you know which side that I'm on
If a battle line's ever drawn
But if I get involved
It'll be like K9's in a brawl
But not similar to Mike Vick at all
Cause even if I don't have a dog in the fight
They ain't never gonna get rid of the fight in the dog (Fight in the dog)
Got stripes like a tiger
So you might get mauled
A mic in the palms like claws
I can swing right for your jaw
And rip it off with one swipe of the paw
Bitch, you still on my dick or naw (Naw)
If I suck, your wife is a straw (Straw)
I'm sick and I'm not gonna cover my mouth
Next time that I cough, cause

They say these bars are like COVID
You get 'em right off the bat
Infected with SARS and corona
Like you took a bite off of that (Damn)
And it goes from Martian to human (Yeah)
That's how the virus attacks
They come at me with machine guns (Brr)
Like trying to fight off a gnat (Yeah, yeah)

And D.A. Got That Dope
He sends to me (Uh-huh)
It's like pneumonia symptoms
And contracting COVID instantly
Which is what separates my flow from theirs
So that no one gets even close to this
To pose a risk to me
So vocalistically (What)
That's social distancing (Yeah)
Flow going viral, you best stay strapped
With that Lysol and get way back
Get that Pine-Sol and that Ajax
Cause this dry cough is just like football
Umpires callin' a playback
Bitch, back the fuck up like fifteen yards
These rhymes call for a face mask
'Nother fourteen-day quarantine
They're cordoning off everything
This shit lookin' like a horror scene
Like me metaphorically (Damn)
Cause them stay-at-home orders seem
Like they just keep getting more extreme
Who knows when this night-Marilyn
Like Monroe, Norma Jean
Still got that heroin
Lyrical drip with that morphine
And that Thorazine
Cause I'm so fuckin' dope (Dope)
And you're a fiend
And that's the one thing that hasn't changed (Nope)
For some semblance of normalcy
But I might need that Hydrochloroquine
Cause I got that (Yeah)
The Dark Horse, I'm a knight-mare
Mom fed me Valium like air
Thought that's why they called it a high chair (whoa)
I got a contact like eyewear
whoa, wait a minute, bitch, let me lie here
Twenty-twenty hindsight in my side mirror
Every year, you drop the ball like Times Square
My hair trigger whenever I get an idea's
Like, fuck, now my name rings out
Like a sponge mop
And my drip was a drop
In the bucket, so that gun shot
You just heard just now in that one spot
Just came from the nine mil' that I just got
That's big bucks and I got a full money clip and I'm loaded
I ain't even mean to go the fuck off
I'm still totally inappropriate
With an opiate
Groping it while I'm holding it
Like a trophy, I'm hoping
A little codeine'll get me OD'in'
whoa, everything is slow
I begin to floating
I know that I'm getting loaded
The pen exploded
Hiroshima with the flows, a utopia
With the dope, I'm an OG
I'm like the GOAT​
Here to get your goat
Little bit of sodium
It's assault
When I'm at the podium
At your throat, holy camoly
I'm in the zone with the shit I'm on
Get Imodium and a commode
Because nobody's even close
You're petroleum to plutonium
You're a phony
I'm at the crib with your ho
Got her at the pole
Like voting with no clothing
Stripped down to a toe ring
And here we go with the gloating
I've got my nose in the air like a Boeing
Then I got into a little bit of an argument with her
So I took a little lick of a Klonopin at dinner
Then I hit her with the motherfucking ottoman and bit her
Then I shot her in the liver
Delivered her to the bottom of the river
But I'm probably gon' jump in the water with her
With a wad of money, cause I got a lot of it
And when it come to drippin'
I be soppin' like a hundred mile an hour
Never runnin' out of either one of 'em
I gotta get it, cause

They say these bars are like COVID
You get 'em right off the bat
Infected with SARS and corona
Like you took a bite off of that (Damn)
And it goes from Martian to human (Yeah)
That's how the virus attacks
They come at me with machine guns (Brr)
Like trying to fight off a gnat

Songinformatie

ArtiestEminem
Titel Gnat
Lengte 3:44
Componist(en) Marshall Mathers · D. Doman · Ezemdi Chikwendu · D. Levin · Anders Olofsson · K. Mars
Producer(s) d.a. got that dope [= David Lewis Doman]
Engineer(s) Tony Campana, Mike Strange
Mixage Mike Strange
Platenlabel Aftermath Entertainment
Catalogusnr digital download [albumtrack]
Hoogste positie UK 65
Hoogste positie US 60
Album Music to Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition)


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