Mimic, emulate the sane Emulate by Obie Trice (Ft. Eminem)

Shady is insane, so to get by in life he has to act how normal people do

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April 20th, 2014

He’s insane, if anyone finds out he could be at risk of a lot of things, so he imitates people that aren’t insane. He’s showing the listener he’s ahead of everyone, he knows something the public doesn’t; and he let his listener in on it.

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Doctor Kevorkian has arrived
To perform an autopsy on you while you scream "I'M STILL ALIVE!"
3 Verses by Eminem

Dr. Kevorkian refers to Jack Kevorkian, a Michigan pathologist who, in 1998 (around the time that this song came out) was charged with second-degree murder for helping suicidal terminally-ill patients end their lives. Until 1998, Kevorkian helped 130 patients commit suicide

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I laugh at the sight of death as I fall down a cement flight of steps
And land inside a bed of spider webs
3 Verses by Eminem

A perfect illustration of the concept of karma, with an ironic twist: Shady continues to laugh at the misfortunes of others, even as he is going through terrible shit

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Holdin' this microphone for ransom Kool Kid Freestyle by Bad Meets Evil

A very clever metaphor: Eminem literally holds the microphone with his hands the way that a criminal would hold a hostage for ransom

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You got cash? Big whoop-dee-fuckin'-doo!
If I had a knife right now, it would be stuck in you
Ill Mind of Hopsin 3 by Hopsin

Hopsin has a grudge against rich rappers that made it while he struggled. He despises rappers who only run their mouths and talk about Sex, Money, Weed, Drugs,etc.

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How sad, I need a crossroad to get found at Ill Mind of Hopsin 3 by Hopsin

Possibly a reference to Robert Johnson (1911-1938), the “King of the Delta Blues” who allegedly sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads in exchange for mastery of music, and this would definitely feed into his claims of rappers being in the Illuminati.

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Most rappers be in a six-four
I prefer a big horse, lit torch and a pitchfork
Ill Mind of Hopsin 3 by Hopsin

While most rappers ride down the street in a 1964 Chevy Impala, Hopsin prefers a more old-school method of transportation

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Throw up the W Ill Mind of Hopsin 3 by Hopsin

A gang sign showing allegiance to the West

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T-Paining Ill Mind of Hopsin 3 by Hopsin

Using Auto-Tune on every song, à la T-Pain

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Cause you're a bitch who dates hard ladies
With big beards who say, "Arr, matey!"
Ill Mind of Hopsin 3 by Hopsin

A Google search for the phrase “pirate fetish” returns 1.1 million hits

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