You're stuck in a time warp from 2004, though
2004 was the year Encore dropped, an album which received mass criticism with claims that his music wasn’t up to par with his previous work.
Considering in the preceding lines Eminem addresses his position in the game, this is Em acknowledging 2004 as his personal artistic low point, which he admits is when the drugs started to affect the music and he was high in the studio. According to Em, Encore is an album he is most unhappy with out of all his work.
Encore was also his last album before his hiatus.
He is addressing all fans and critics:
They are too obsessed with his past music in general, and cannot accept that his style has evolved, morphed, and go along with it.
They still see him as the guy he was during Encore – not in the game.
They still can’t get over how disappointing Encore was, and refuse to try to listen to Eminem’s new music, which is a vast improvement.
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