10 Best Eminem Music Videos
His videography is as godly as his rap skills.
In his controversially rocky but vastly celebrated career, Eminem has been something of a revelation within the music industry, period, let alone in his respective genre.
After debuting his first mainstream album - The Slim Shady LP - to immense critical acclaim, the white sheep of the rap game became someone that was profoundly endeared, profusely looked up to and a force that is still to be reckoned with over two decades later.
Like any artist that becomes revered as an exceptional standout in their own specific genre, Eminem has taken us on a seemingly never-ending journey. He's made us cry alongside him, unleashed unflinching humour and made us pump fists to empowering words for decades.
Despite him conveying his message(s) through song with a level of expertise, unlike many others, Em's videos contribute massively in this department. This melodic madman has some of the best production and direction in the world of music videography.
Working with a multitude of directors such as Spike Lee, Cole Bennett and even Dr. Dre occasionally, you can rest assured there's no shortage of inspiring scenes when retelling Marshall Mathers' incredibly personal stories.
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Not his most commercially viable project (just look at the title), but as his first ever genuine music video, it's something that doesn't only highlight the eccentricity that was unique to Eminem, but the feeling of desperation that was so synonymous with the rapper during this period.
The video still holds up surprisingly well, with its raw and gritty black and white filter creating the tonal disparity of a schlocky, low-budget horror movie, it's arguably much more engrossing than one.
The ambiguity of this video is something to marvel at as it simultaneously feels like both a very grounded insight into Eminem's less than humble origins, while imbuing a distinct envelopment that resembles the inner-workings of a madman's encephalon. The song itself clearly highlights how Eminem's state of mind was working at the time, and with the video as a companion piece, you really get a sense of understanding of his fragmented mental state.
The appearance of aliens, a riff on the twelve step alcohol anonymous program and a not so idyllic perpetuation of just what he was surrounded by before catapulting to the top of the charts, can only be described as intrinsically nuts. Which, if anything, makes it all the more immersive.