Hello there, everyone! Trying to squeeze in some blogging between all the pre-holiday tests that all the teachers puts us through. Thought I’d start on the poll requests from last month. I can’t believe it’s been so long! Shame on me! Well, today’s song is “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, as Eminem was the most voted artist on the poll. This will be interesting. The song was published as a single from the original soundtrack of the movie 8 Mile in 2002. The lyrics are here, and the music video is for you to enjoy below (I know the quality isn’t that good, but I hate it when some words are just cut out of the song, so I found one with both the complete song and video!) :

 

Eminem is a genius. You really understand why this song won awards.

It’s amazing how he can get so many words stuffed in to one song that lasts for only 5 minutes! I know, that’s called rap, but still…
I love the slow beginning with the piano, and that it sort of builds up with guitars and a strong beat and when the refrain comes you are so in the moment with him. At least I am. The lyrics are very influenced by the movie 8 Mile, and he wrote them in between the takes for it, so you would understand them better if you watched the movie. I haven’t watched it myself yet, but I’m planning to…
The music video has scenes from the movie and was directed by Eminem himself.
It has been categorized as  “Hardcore hip hop” and when you read the lyrics you will understand why!
Eminem is an incredibly great rapper and he is still writes amazing songs. Some rappers just get out-dated, but not Eminem, and when you listen to this you understand why.

 

“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment 
You want it, you better never let it go 
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow 
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime”
(Lose Yourself – Eminem)