I can see why the fuck I disgust you
I must be allergic to failure, cause everytime I come close to it
I just sneeze but I just go atchoo then A-chieve!
Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

He has an allergic reaction to failure that causes him to sneeze when he comes close to it. Causes him to go Atchoo (At you) and achieve. Thus fulfilling/achieving his aims.

You can now also see why he disgusts you, because his allergy to failure causes him to go ATCHOO AT YOU. You better get a handkerchief.

Since his allergic symptoms consist of sneezing, the pause after the ‘a’ of the a-llergic is him about to sneeze (a…), but then he catches himself in time to finish the verse.

Achieve (here pronounced atchee) is also a sneezing noise.

It is also worthy of notice that the song ends on the same note it started with : “Being ill”. This might be interpreted as having been the fittest to survive in the rap competition thanks to his illness (dope rapping) in an illmatic sense.

Fun Fact: Eminem is also allergic to pussies and sluts too.

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Self-esteem must be fucking shooting through-the-roof cause trust me
My skin is too thick and bullet proof to touch me
Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

Thick skin : The ability to withstand criticism and show no signs of any criticism you may receive getting to you..

His self esteem is so high (shooting through the roof) that its gotten his skin thickness to be bullet proof. He is in other words, way too confident for shabby criticism to even touch him. Notice the gun theme with the play on “shooting through the roof” and “bullet proof”. Could also link to the previous tool theme as a firearm is in slang also referred to as tool.

While the pauses in between the words may seem a bit odd, there is a possibility of there being further meaning in these splits. By cutting the word esteem and bullet and only taking the second syllable which runs smoothly with the rest of the lyrics,we can make more sense of the pauses.

  1. Es-teem-
    Team must be fucking shooting through the roof. Eminem has always been one to rep his label and hype his team up.

  2. Bul-let
    Let Proof to touch me. A more farfetched theory, but it could be a reference to his late friend and hype man, Proof, who he now names his guardian angel.

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So you'd better trade your fucking mics in for some tool-box-es Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

Geniuses considered as such in their respective fields are often prone to mastering that field and none other. (Einstein excelling at sciences and failing at all other subjects…). It is a known condition amongst specialising type brains.

Given that, Eminem honed his rapping skills up to a point where competitors who didn’t have their lives solely focused on rap can’t ever dare to approach. He then advises them to trade their rapping career (mics) for another line of work or craft (tool boxes).

The toolboxes metaphor also sets up for the wordplay in the next bar.

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I'm showing you the flow no one do Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

One could hardly argue that Em’s flow resembles anyone else’s in the rap game. Heck even in rap history. Though Em' himself claims that his flow’s recipe goes like this :

Take some Big and some Pac and you mix em up in a pot
Sprinkle a little Big L on top, what the fuck do you got?
You got the realest and illest killers tied up in a knot

Referring to himself as that knot.

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Ain't got shit to lose, it's the moment of truth Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

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It's survival of what? Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

Slim just went on a rant on how he could never be defeated and what he’ll do to survive. But forgot the point of the track “It’s Survival of what?” Em just likes to go off on any track regardless off the title looks like this time he found his mark on names.

Survival of Em', a.k.a. the fittest in this rap game. Links to the hook.

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You're in a fight with a nut Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

You’re in a fight with an opponent that gets stronger at the sight of his spilt blood. So yeah, you’re in a fight with a nut.

Notice the hold on the genital use theme (the bowel movement bars above).

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Cause I just shitted on the mic and I like getting cut Survival by Eminem (Ft. Liz Rodrigues)

The previous bars double the entendre on “bow” (the show bowing/bowing from pain), whereas this bar triples it by adding the “shitting” theme, as bow could be heard as bowel (bowel movement).

The meaning to the extended metaphor pretty much lies in this statement :

Him giving up on the game (bowing out), would be as crazy as him stabbing himself in the gut (bow from pain) while wiping his butt (bowel movement)…wiping his butt because he just shitted on, got MAD DOPE on the mic. Why would he give up when he’s the best at it.

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Now hot rappers date my ex-s Juggernauts by Slaughterhouse (Ft. Eminem)

Relates to Royce’s verse.

Y'all ain’t fucking nothing we can’t fuck

Media-hyped rappers are fucking what he already fucked.

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[Verse 2] Pans In the Kitchen by Hopsin

In this verse, Hopsin narrates a relationship he had with a fat girl, going all nasty on her. Which makes us wonder why was he with her in the first place if she disgusted him so much.
Answer is, at that time, he didn’t quite have the luxury of choice :

Life was lame, I had to pay money to fuck a whore
I couldn’t pull a damn anorexic bitch in a tug-o-war — Ill Mind Of Hopsin 4

He couldn’t pull an anorexic, so that left him with the opposite choice I guess.

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