I gave up my life for you, totally devoted to you I have stayed
Faithful all the way, this is how I fucking get repaid?

from Eminem – 25 To Life Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Em has devoted his entire life to become the best rapper he can be. Now people just shun him off without appreciating how much effort he puts into his music.

He has devoted his life to hip hop, not just as being a rapper himself, but by bringing up other rappers through his Label, collaborations, beats, and his radio station, Shade 45. Everything he’s done professionally has been to bring hip hop culture to the world, yet he feels the overall culture either still doesn’t respect him, or has written him off.

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