This whole rhapsody

from Eminem – Lose Yourself Lyrics on Rap Genius


A rhapsody is a work of epic poetry. Comparing the song to poetry reinforces how lyrical it is.

The pun is “rap-city”, meaning Detroit. He felt like all of Detroit had laughed at him when he choked, and he wasn’t going to have it again.

It’s possible that Em is suggesting that all of Detroit is his lab and he draws inspiration from the whole city.

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