There is no doubt that “Rap God” is one of the best creations of the great Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known as Eminem. “Rap God” may not be the best lyrical work of Eminem, but it certainly stands up for Eminem’s exquisite talent as a rapper. The song came out October, 2013 as a promotional single of “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”. Since the first listen, I have been amazed, mesmerized and awed by the track. I believe the reasons are quite obvious.
Guinness World Record for “Rap God”
“Rap God” features the fastest rap on earth. It was officially pronounced as the fastest Rap by Guinness World Records and is included in their latest edition.
“Rap God” by Eminem (USA) packs 1,560 words in to a fast and furious 6 minute 4 second – that is a tongue-twisting average of 4.28 words every second! In one 15-second segment alone, “Slim Shady” spits out 97 words (6.46 words per second) in supersonic speed.
Those are mind-boggling figures for any musician. So Eminem was highly acclaimed for “Rap God” once it hit the media.
Eminem Freestyles “Rap God”
Eminem sat down with Zane Lowe for an interview for BBC Radio 1, and everything went smooth until Zane Lowe brought up the “Rap God”.
Zane Lowe brings up “Rap God” saying something in the lines of ‘when you sat down and wrote Rap God..’ and Eminem cuts in and says “I freestyled it”. Zane Lowe is shocked and so are all who are watching the Interview.
The songs is extraordinary–a definite proof of Eminem’s talents and that he is really the pinnacle of rapping as of now. But to have freestyled Rap God, is a whole new level of achievement. How could someone freestyle 6077 words in 6 minutes? How fast does Eminem’s thinking work? How does he do anything?
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