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In this song Eminem raps about how people are always trying to be like him and what it's really like to be a rapper and how hard it can be. (thanks, Joe - Gloversville, NY)
This samples the vocals from the 1973 Aerosmith hit "Dream On." Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry played on this. (thanks, Jerry - Woburn, MA)
The line, "You're full of s--t too, Guerra, that was a fist that hit you" is a reference to a fight Eminem had with John Guerra, who he saw kissing his wife outside a Detroit area bar in June of 2000. Police said Eminem hit Guerra with a gun, and Guerra received a settlement of $100,000. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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