Eminem “Rap God” At YouTube Music Awards

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Lyricism 101.

Eminem was in New York this evening for the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. With Mr. Porter in the cut, Em gave his first performance of “Rap God”. For all you mere mortals, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops this Tuesday.

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  • wwe

    Mind blowing performance. what a pro!! bravo!!

  • Tretch

    The God of Rap

  • NWA

    That’s exactly how you answer critics.

  • Sweden

    “Lip synch that MF’er.” – Paul Rosenberg

    Lmao! RAPGOD! Buy this fucking album!!!!

  • Tryingtobehappy

    wow no lip syncing

    • Hennessey

      For a song like this that is HUGE, seven minutes of lyrics and not to mention the double time is insane

  • JP

    “Fuck top 5 bitch, Im top 4 and that includes Biggie and Pac whore and I got an evil twin so who you think that 3rd and 4th spots for” Can we honestly hate on the white boy? Jay might be the king of new york, Marshall is the king of the culture we all love.

  • West West Yall

    Eminem is a God. The rap god. Nobody on THAT level. SHADY vs. EVERYBODY!
    MMLP2 TUESDAY 11/5/13 LETS GO!

  • Donn

    Not to ruin the fun but I think because it’s Eminem ppl give him this giant pass. If he wasn’t Eminem and he performed this song would any of us be able to understand the words. If you went to a live show and saw this guy on stage and didn’t know who he was and he started doing this, you would really be wowed. I’m sorry, Eminem is the GREATEST lyricist of all time and the best to do it, but it doesn’t translate outside the booth. Awful performance and no one can say they even understood a word of what he said. Feel free to chew into me and call me all the names you want, just my opinion, pretty sure no one will agree

    • Nick

      Are you fucking deaf you dumb fuck?

    • http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/reallucidmusic LUCIDMUSIC

      Oh so you say that same shit when Busta’s or Twista are spitting live? This dude ripped 6 minutes of double time live… respect goes to ANYBODY capable of that.

    • slauson

      you just a little bitch that says shit online to get a reaction out of people

    • Drop Kick Miguel

      I agree 100% I thought the same with his SNL performance. COuldnt understand a word!

      • ROCA99

        His fans understand the words because we know them. Doesn’t matter about the rest! He did this MMLP2 and back to the Shady style for the fans not for anyone else.

        • Tryingtobehappy

          how do you know what the fuck he did it for? stfu

        • #1eminemfan

          im his #1 fan and this is not slim shady. listen to his first album , his delivery & timing is way better than this , so is his punchlines. eminem needs to use drugs again in order to rap as good as his first two albums. he is rapping more like what he did on relapse & recovery.

    • #1eminemfan

      the song is wack period , so im suprised anybody would want to hear this live anyway

      • MrHeat

        Ahah you call yourself eminemfan but you are a hater in disguise. A true coward. If you dont appreciate this track and this performance you don’t know shit about rap in the first place and you really aren’t an Em fan. FOH fool

        • #1eminemfan

          im not a hater in disguise, im truest type of fan ever because im not afraid to admit when one the greatest rappers ever is putting out sub par music. you cant honestly believe that this song is as good as anything eminem has releases on his first three albums. recovery was decent. i support eminem to the end but im not gonna dick ride every song he puts out, like he is god or something. The performance & delivery is great but that overall song is not a good representation of his talents.

          • wwe

            It’s because English isn’t your language, and you’re dumb.

          • #1eminemfan

            whew good one lol

          • MrHeat

            Damn man open your ears. Do you really think Em in 2004 could have done this? No way man. It’s not the end of the world. It’s a song and the flow and lyrics alone kill it. Thats the whole point behind it. This track is pure genius. There’s so many layers to it it’s nuts. This isn’t perse a song and neither did he intend it to be. It is what it is and its fuckin good at that.

          • #1eminemfan

            my ears are open. eminem actually made better music in 2004 & im glad he wasnt rapping this bad in 2004 either. technically eminem is still a skilled lyricist but this song or so called long verse isnt even better than the verse eminem spit for last years BET hip hop awards cypher. go to youtube & listen to that verse! that is the real slim shady we all miss. this rap god shit is just a terrible attempt at capturing his former glory. the track isnt genius, eminem is a genius but not everything a genius does or says is great & this song is a prime example.

  • Kaname Ichikawa

    This!——->♛

    • sac

      - that crown is for kings, hes not a king, he’s a RAP GOD!!!! d(^^)b kneel before him! :ppp

  • Kaname Ichikawa

    This!——->♛

  • Ryan Hamilton

    Actually I understood every word. Smh. Notthat hard really if you have, you know ears. Also seem em mutiple times and it translates great. He’s amazing live. As for the rest of your post smh you contradict yourself enough with that. Good job.

  • Damn

    Ok…I’ve been an Em hater since recovery and up to the leak of MMLP2, but even I can’t deny that he killed this performance. And that MMLP2 is surprisingly good. It really does grow on you.

    • Word

      At least you admitted you were hatin. Way to own up to it. Salute.

    • sac

      critics turned into CRICKETSS!!! LOL!!! go BERZERK!

  • Dmx

    Holy shit that was fucking amazing

  • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

    I DONT SEE WHAT WAS SO AMAZING… IM SORRY… BUT I JUST DONT

    DONT CRUCIFY MY OPINION!!!!

    • ROCA99

      His fans see what was amazing and that’s all that matters.

      • IamRealTalk-BdotLivesWithDad

        IM ACTUALLY A FAN OF HIS

        IM JUST NOT DELUSIONAL

        BTW… I STILL DONT SEE WHAT WAS AMAZING

        • #1eminemfan

          finally someone with some sense, eminem is a great artist but there is nothing great about this

    • #1eminemfan

      your right there is nothing amazing, its just my favorite rapper performing one of his worst songs ever!

  • brza

    what an awesome performance. you either like him or you don’t

  • Nick Perle

    The best to ever do it. Plain and simple. No one can do what he does.

  • HIIIPOWER

    goddamn!!! this is crazy good!!!

  • Neal
  • Ruthless

    “Why be a king when you can be a god”
    This man right here is the greatest rapper alive.

  • 8Galaxy5

    Fucking BOSS performance!!!!

  • Auschickie

    That lighting effect makes it 1000000 better……..

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Em is running rap. Shady/Aftermath ! Where’s MMG or YMCMB? hahaha.

  • IN_SITE
  • IN_SITE
  • http://www.PhillztheMC.com/ Phillz the MC – #TIMELESS

    RAP GOD! #MMLP2 #TIMELESS

  • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

    Its insane that dude performed this. I didn’t think he would ever really do this joint outside of the studio. This is nuts tho.

    • 8Galaxy5

      Agree,i never thought he would do this live and even if he did do it live,i thought he would only do half the song or something,cutting out the SuperSonic speed rap but he performed the whole thing and did it so well!
      Great performance.

  • justthetruth

    And THAT is why, he’s the Rap God.
    Insane.

  • Yo Mama

    G.O.D

  • Hussle

    post new link plz. not working

  • LesterDaMolester

    and people were accusin him of lip synching.. ok then

  • sac

    DAMN!!! he killed that shit! even TUPAC can’t perform like that! he’ll be losing his breath, like in the house of blues w/ snoop! :p

    • Dope

      Tupac was nowhere near the top when it comes to technical skill. His gift was making songs that touched people, he didn’t have any really complicated rhyme schemes or flows.

  • #1eminemFan

    thats great that he can perform with no lip syncing but the song still sucks & the lyrics are wack as hell. Great delivery tho.

    • SHADY STAN!

      Eat a dick…Your obviously not a “REAL” fan…At all

      • #1eminemfan

        thats the best comeback you can say lol i bet you havent even been to a eminem concert before smh

        • Auschickie

          what does “been to a Eminem concert” have anything to do with anything?……*frowns*…each to their own opinion right??…..idiots

  • SHADY STAN!

    G.O.A.T!!!!!Hate it if you want…I know…the truth hurts!

  • JMcL

    absolute legend

  • jerome

    I guarantee that if you replace survival, the monster, and Asshole with the deluxe tracks, this album will be 4.5/5

    This is how my tracklist looks:

    Bad Guy

    Parking Lot

    Rhyme or Reason

    So Much Better

    Desperation

    Legacy

    Baby

    Berzerk

    Rap God

    Brainless

    Stronger Than I Was

    Beautiful Pain

    So Far

    Love Game

    Headlights

    Evil Twin

    Groundhog Day

    Wicked Ways

    Adding the COD bonus track ‘Don’t Front’ is going to make it better.

  • blackholesurfer

    censored really

  • J

    looks like he went back to performing a little bit slower like he did in the old days instead of rapping like he was all wacked out on speed. great song, great performance

    • trey straight from brooklyn

      exactly what i noticed. same as on snl

  • Jonathan Lopez

    Rap God is Coming in 2 weeks

  • Jonathan Lopez

    RAP GOD MUSIC VIDEO IS COMING IN 2 WEEKS

  • Jonathan Lopez

    HE KILL IT THAT WHY HE IS RAP GOD

  • eminemthegoat

    unbelievable!!!! the great of all time.

  • mleezy

    Holy shit.

  • LP1087

    LEEEEJUNNNNN !!!!!!!……. livin’

  • me1

    cool..but the amount of eminem stans smdh..get his nuts out your mouth.. reading some of these posts y’all sound crazy. mmlp2 was aight definitely not aoty

  • Starlette Simmons

    I am the rap star

  • Starlette Simmons

    EM IS EXCELLENT ALL LOVE

  • Starlette Simmons

    IT TOOK A LOT OF COURAGE TO RAP GOD AND IT’S AWESOME BECAUSE EM DID IT BIG FIRST ITS IRONIC THAT NO ONE ELSE HAD DONE YET FROM THE HOOD CHURCHES.

  • Starlette Simmons

    A LOT OF PEOPLE RAP GOD GOOD OUT THERE THEY GO IN AND OUT OF THE HOOD CHURCHES RAPPIN IT.