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Sing For The Moment by Eminem
Album: The Eminem ShowReleased: 2002Charted:
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)
Eminem was addressing here the critics who didn't understand why people were identifying with him. He explained in an annotated comment on Rap Genius
: "I realized I was becoming like the rappers that I looked up to as a kid. I identified with and loved LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys. I felt like if everybody didn't understand their music, it didn't matter - they were speaking to me. So that's what I was trying to make people realize on this track."