Straw into gold chump, I will spin
Rumpelstiltskin in a haystack
Rumpelstiltskin is a fairy tale about a man who lies that his daughter can turn straw into gold to make himself seem important to a king. Eventually, through the help of an imp-like creature, she is able to successfully turn the straw into gold.
Eminem is saying that he was not given much when he came into this world (straw), but with a bit of help, he was able to turn that into success (gold).
The second half of the line, “JUMP, I will spin” is referring to Russell Wilson’s top highlight play of 2013 was when he jumped and spun in the air to turn a huge sack into a touchdown pass, or in essence, nothing into something. This relates to Rumpelstiltskin as he turns straw (nothing) into gold (something).
The line indicates that instead of waiting for something great to happen, he’ll make it happen.
This line is initially from a freestyle from Eminem’s Microphone Freestyle on Tim Westwood TV.
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