Lamar, oh, sorry yo, we done both set the bar low

from Eminem – Berzerk Lyrics on Rap Genius


Lamar Odom married the “ugly Kardashian” Khloe (he even got her initials tatted on his hand!). Em says that both he and Lamar have low standards for getting with her. “Lamar, oh” also sounds like Lamar O[dom].

But Eminem hasn’t just set the bar low with his taste in women; the quality of his music has dropped as well. In interview Eminem has said that he’s put out songs he knows are not his best because of his drug issues, which leads into the following lines. Since the bar has been set low, people have lower expectations for his upcoming album so he can afford to take risks and attempt to make another classic.

There’s also definitely a Kendrick Lamar allusion here somewhere — possibly to Control — in the sense that Eminem thinks his last three albums (Encore, Relapse and Recovery) were wack and, with him being one of the best, set the bar lower for others if he is considered “high-quality”. This is further emphasised by Kendrick being in the video during the “ya bish, shout out to Kendrick” lines.

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