Eminem Gives Out His Secrets
On how to rap battle
Eminem has recently revealed a few of his battle rap secrets that he used as an unsigned artist. The rapper claimed that when he was staring out he’d often mix pre-written punchlines and spontaneous lines during battles.
He told Real Talk NY: "I came up on the local Detroit scene and everything was about battling. If you wanted to make a name for yourself, the battle scene was so huge, it was battles every couple months where anybody who was anybody trying to make a name for themselves would come out.
"I think one of my greatest inspirations or things that I would feed off of was people not believing, the cloud of doubt I felt hanging over my head and I just wanted to prove everybody wrong. I wanted to make it and I was gonna make it regardless of what anybody said. I'm looking for somebody, one to stand out to be unique and also say the sickest, most ridiculous retarded sh*t you can say and think of that would make somebody quit.
“MCs have competitive spirits, that's why we're in it and we do what we do. I would have written lines, I would have punchlines, that I would be prepared to say at anytime to kinda figure out on the spot what punchlines I would pick and choose for this person that was in my face but also be able to mix in freestyle with it. That would be the basic formula that I would follow, have my punchlines ready to go but also be able to say something spontaneous too."