Syllables, skill-a-holic (Kill 'em all with)
Em has always packed a ton of syllables into each bar—this is yet another example of that. If you’re interested in how Em uses syllables, you should check out the Rap Flow Encyclopedia
Lose Yourself in the music notation.
Skill-a-holic is derived from alcoholic, but instead of being addicted to alcohol, the skill-a-holic is addicted to technique.
He even has a song about his disdain over how technique is declining in hip-hop — called Syllables appropriately enough.
Editor’s note: The official lyrics list this lyric as “skill-a-holic”. Fans can’t agree on whether it is that or “kill-a-holic”. We are going with the official lyric — please don’t suggest that we correct this line!
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