Grammy-winning rapper Eminem definitely did not miss his chance to blow. The Detroit rap icon has come a long way since 8 Mile Road, and recently the song that might be the defining track of his career – “Lose Yourself” – surpassed one billion streams on streaming giant Spotify.
‘Lose Yourself’ Joins Exclusive Company
The first single from the 8 Mile soundtrack was “Lose Yourself,” a semi-autobiographical joint that told Eminem’s — well, B-Rabbit’s — story in a few minutes almost better than the movie told it in two hours. The song was a smash hit in 2002, and now almost two decades later it hit the billion-stream milestone on Spotify alongside artists like Ed Sheeran, Drake, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.
Snoop Dogg Bashed For Snubbing Eminem In His Top 10
We’ve seen how supportive Em’s fans can be. Remember earlier this year when Snoop Dogg listed his top 10 rappers and didn’t include Marshall Mathers?
“Every rapper Snoop Dogg thinks is better than Eminem has Eminem in his top 5 ?” -The Eminem Bible’s Twitter
Westside Gunn Takes A Shot At Eminem
New York rapper Westside Gunn fired a subtle shot at the Em’s Shady Records label earlier this year. Gunn hit up Twitter with a major name-drop targeting Slim Shady. He questioned if the home Marshall built realized his group Griselda had a “Best Group” nomination for the BET Awards.
“I wonder do @ShadyRecords know we’re nominated for a BET AWARD tonight ??” -Westside Gunn’s Twitter
Royce Da 5’9″ Helps Eminem
Royce Da 5’9 is stepping up to make a difference. The Detroit rapper recently took on a new project with fellow Motown great Eminem with the Marshall Mathers Foundation. Royce joined the team as the Director of Community Engagement and Social Justice Initiatives.
“I’m super excited about not just donating money but launching new initiatives… My goals are simple. Provide privilege for the underprivileged and I’m honored to team up with @eminem to do so… #MarshallMathersFoundation #RyanMontgomeryFoundation.” -Royce Da 5’9’s Instagram