I'm meaner in action than Roscoe beating James Todd, Sr
And smackin' his back with vacuum cleaner attachments

from Eminem – 3 Verses Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

James Todd Smith is the real name of rapper LL Cool J. In Smith’s 1998 autobiography I Make My Own Rules (which Em claims in his own autobiography, The Way I Am, as being one of the only books he’s ever read in his whole life), Cool J recounts how he was physically abused by his step-father Roscoe, who would beat him with the hose from a vacuum cleaner

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