The 50 Best Eminem Verses

50. “What’s The Difference” – Verse 3
Album: The Chronic 2001 (1999)
Best Line: “So what’s the difference between us? We can start at the penis/Or we can stream, ‘I just don’t give a fuck,’ and see who means it?”
Dre and Eminem have never ceased to amaze the fans with their chemistry. 2001 might very well be Dre’s last album and there most likely won’t be a 2013 version of “Forgot About Dre” dropping soon. What makes Em’s second guest appearance so special is what he says before his verse starts. Stopping the beat to speak about his loyalty to Dre, it’s a moment in time that could never be replicated. Of course, the subsequent onslaught of rhymes is vintage Em—attacking Kim and paying respects to the rap gods who put him on. You’re not going to find another duo like Dre and Em. –ED

49. “Roman’s Revenge” – Verse 2
Album: Pink Friday (2010)
Best Line: “Set up the camera and pissed twice on her/Look, two pees and a tripod!”
Nicki Minaj and Eminem toy with their alter-egos on Pink Friday’s most talked about collaboration. Roman Zolanski and Slim Shady go verse for verse and they don’t hold anything back. While Minaj is throwing shots at her rival Lil Kim, Em’s fires off lines about disrespecting a certain woman. Oh, how times haven’t changed. –ED

48. “Remember Me?” – Verse 3
Album: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Best Line: “Sick, sick dreams of picnic scenes/Two kids, sixteen with M-16s and 10 clips each/And them shits reach through six kids each”
In a career built on spitting scalding acid, there are very few verses in his career that burn the skin quite like “Remember Me?” After facing backlash for his violent lyrics in the wake of the Columbine school shooting, Em takes the time to lyrically dance on the grave of those who would foolishly blamed him for a tragedy. –BS

47. “Love The Way You Lie” – Verse 3
Album: Recovery (2010)
Best Line: “Maybe that’s what happens when a tornado meets a volcano/All I know is I love you too much to walk away though”
The massive track—his highest-selling single to date—about domestic violence and abusive relationships hits an almost unbearable crescendo in the third verse. While it may not have the most classic lines in the song—that distinction falls to the first verse’s “I can’t tell you what it really is/I can only tell you what it feels like/And right now it’s a steel knife in my windpipe,” or maybe the final words of the second verse: “But you lied again/Now you get to watch her leave out the window/Guess that’s why they call it window pain”—but it’s the most hopeless, and maybe that’s what makes it the most memorable. He spends the first 14 bars begging her to come back, only to undo absolutely everything with that final couplet—”I know I’m a liar, if she ever tries to fucking leave again/I’ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire.” –DR

46. “Sing For The Moment” – Verse 3
Album: The Eminem Show (2002)
Best Line: “Music is reflective of self, we just explain it/And then we get checks in the mail, it’s fucked up, ain’t it?”
Throughout hip-hop history, there have been plenty of instances of MCs trying to explain what the genre is and what it should be. But none have explained its significance in relation to its fans as well as Em did on the Aerosmith-sampling “Sing For The Moment.” Its third verse, where Em raps about kids who “don’t have a thing…except for a dream and a fucking rap magazine,” is instantly relatable for anyone who fell in love with hip-hop for not only its music, but also for its ability as a coping mechanism. –RJ

  • joe

    great list. you pretty much got everything on here. except i would have put a verse from yellow brick road on here… cuz that song was awesome and i love the story he tells. and its something that could have made him lose fans but he put it out anyways. overall dope list. good job guys

  • Slim Joe

    seeing that verse 1 from low down dirty make the list made this list 100 times better

    • joe

      agreed. and infinite. those two really sold me on this one.

  • Carlos Mythos Vazquez

    My absolute favorite verse from him is the second verse on “Soldier”

  • 8Galaxy5

    A verse from 8Mile Road should have made it.
    The 3rd verse from Till I Collapse too.

  • http://mikevo.wordpress.com/ Mike Van Orden

    some good verses in here, for sure, this is an almost impossible list to make though cause his catalogue is so extensive and his words means so much to so many different people in different ways. The top 10 is pretty spot on though. I might put Renegade #1 even though it’s not his song. Nail in the Coffin should been on here somewhere, that’s probably the most brutal diss track in the history of hip hop.

    • jordan

      funny thing..renegade was originally his song..it was originally him and royce collabing on the song till jay heard and it and paid em for the rights to it

      • http://mikevo.wordpress.com/ Mike Van Orden

        doesn’t surprise me in the slightest

  • Tom

    You have the wrong song above “Bad Meets Evil”

  • You forgot “8-mile”, from the 8-Mile soundtrack. That arguably his best song and his most underrated, and my all time favorite Eminem song.

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  • darren

    how has his final verse from Hailies song not even got a mention! For me the most well put together verse of all time

  • Meee

    Till I Collapse verse one/three and Biterphobia verse one, and possible Rain Man verse one, are also dope :D

  • ARIAN

    They should add the last verse in Bad Guy to in this list and the last verse in Evil Twin