Be a king? Think not, why be a king when you can be a God?

from Eminem – Rap God Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

What’s a King to a god?

Even though Eminem is not the first rapper this year to compare himself to a god, he finishes this epic track with the newest brag within hip-hop. You’re no longer the King of New York as Kendrick said — you’re the almighty presence all others must bow down and respect. Interestingly enough, Em mentioned himself as a king just two years back in “Lighters”:

Had a dream I was a king, I woke up, still king

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