Hi my name is, what?
My name is, who?
My name is, chka-chka Slim Shady
Hi my name is, huh?
My name is, what?
My name is, chka-chka Slim Shady

from Eminem – My Name Is Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

German poet Goethe once said:

Names are but noise and smoke, obscuring heavenly light

Eminem seems to have similar views, since he loves confusing his audience as to which one of his alter-egos is talking. But for this particular song, he is introducing his murderous alias Slim Shady to the mainstream (this was his first single under Aftermath Entertainment), knowing it will cause some confusion.


Eminem isn’t the only rapper with multiple identities; (Lil Wayne has about 3 million..) — there’s even a taxonomy for rapper nicknames and alias’s.

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