Slim Shady, hotter then a set of twin babies
In a Mercedes Benz with the windows up
When the temp goes up to the mid-80s
Em is saying he’s hotter than a set of twin babies that were left in the car with the windows up while the temperature is rising. These bars are examples of all the things Eminem can rhyme Slim Shady with.
One of the great things about these lines is the quick turn to the macabre they take, illustrating Eminem’s amazing sense of dark humor, timing and alternating flows for enhanced effect. After “hotter than a set of twin babies,” Shady takes a pause, which gives the listener a second to process what he’s saying, and it seems like he’s making a more innocent analogy. In a listener’s brain, they might be thinking, “Usually a set of twins are the cause of a lot of attention and are considered a ‘hot item,’ so it stands to reason that this is a normal play on words”…until he continues the line and you realize it’s way more literal than it originally appeared.
Leave it to Slim to rock your world with a pause.
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