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One person who took what he heard as a kid to another level, though, is Eminem. But the words also stand on their own on paper, with a sense of rhyme and meter that put him among the greats of both music and straight poetry. Writer Giles Foden compared him to legendary English poet Robert Browning in The Guardian of London, a comparison that would no doubt freak out some 19 th century Browning fans. Featuring Dido, the eight-minute video was heavily edited by most outlets for both length and language. These accolades might be a little hard for some people to take. Art like this comes from somebody who clearly has given his life to his pursuit, and has walked the walk while others talk the talk. Ninety-nine percent perspiration, indeed. Log in to leave a comment. Sign in.
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Dido's lyrics are a remix of the opening lines from her song " Thank You ". The 45 King -produced track also uses a slightly modified break from "Thank You" as its base sample; both songs were released as singles in late In April , Complex magazine put together a list of the greatest Eminem songs, ranking "Stan" at number two. The song tells the story of a person named Stanley "Stan" Mitchell voiced by Eminem who claims to be Eminem's biggest fan. He writes Eminem several letters; over three verses, he becomes more obsessive, and when there is no reply he becomes angrier.
Here, we look back at Eminem's "Stan" -- a minor chart hit that became one of the rapper's most enduring and iconic singles -- and what it tells us about the modern-day fan culture that it ultimately helped name. The track concludes with Eminem as himself offering a far-too-late apology letter, and suggesting that Stan seeks mental help. The song was not a massive chart success, peaking at No. Lynn E. Conversely, Gayle S. Stever, Ph. In her article, Dr.