Caught in a chase, 25 to life
Eminem likens his addiction to hip-hop stardom to a prison sentence
“25 to life” is the standard prison sentence for Murder 1, so Eminem also implies that he’s serving (as a rap inmate) because he “killed” (slang for “dominated”) the Rap Game
It also has a metaphoric meaning: Eminem has said many times that he started getting into rap about age 12. He made his come back at age 37. Doing the math puts that at 25 years. He has already served his 25 year sentence. Now it just depends on where it goes from there on whether it is a full life sentence.
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