The last Mathers LP done went diamond
This time I'm predicting this one will go emerald!

from Eminem – Rhyme or Reason Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The Marshall Mathers LP set the record for first week sales by a solo artist (1.76 milion) and ended up being certified as diamond by the RIAA (10 million copies sold).


Since emerald isn’t an actual RIAA certification, I went to the experts at pricescope.com forums to find out what Em really meant, and here’s what they told me:


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