Windowshopping is when people just look at products with no plan of buying a product. The jewelry that Em is looking at is expensive as a house.
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Peers and adults were trying to convince him not to follow his dreams of becoming a rapper and instead just try to do well in school.
Em is creating a hypothetical situation where he didn’t believe in himself and didn’t care about anything.
When Eminem was a child he didn’t have any friends and was constantly bullied and picked on.
Same 4 lines that the song began with. Refer to Verse 1 for annotations.
Bryon Russell is the player that Michael Jordan supposedly pushed off and scored to win his 6th and final NBA Championship.
11 time NBA champion and coached 2 of the greatest dynasties of all-time, the 90s Bulls and the early 2000s Lakers.
Don’t give up. No matter what your upcoming is like, you can do whatever you set your mind to.
Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident after hitting a tree and crashing.
Hitting trees refers to smoking the “reefer” (as the kids these days say).
So smoking the bud (“hitting trees”) will leave you high as fuck (“braindead”) like Sonny Bono (who is literally “braindead”)
Eminem was worried about including this line because he had only known Dre for a few days when he recorded this song. However, when Dr. Dre first heard it, he “fell out of his chair laughing.”
“Windshield” is spelled wrong.