Eminem – Stimulate (Audio, Lyrics)

Eminem - Stimulate (prod. Jeff Bass & Eminem)

20 years since the album, The Eminem Show, we make a throwback to Eminem’s “Stimulate” song self-produced by Eminem and Jeff Bass. Listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.

Eminem Stimulate
Eminem Stimulate

It’s officially been 20 years since Eminem released his album, The Eminem Show. The 2002 album propelled him to a pinnacle in his career after projects like The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP turned him into public enemy #1. Politicians became vocally opposed to his presence in pop culture due to his subject matter. The Eminem Show became a defiant rebuttal against the parents and political leaders who believed that he was corrupting the minds of suburban youth.

With the re-release of The Eminem Show for the 20th anniversary, Em included the deep cut, “Stimulate.” Produced by both Em and Jeff Bass, the record was only previously found on the limited edition release of 8 Mile (The Soundtrack) and the CD single for “Cleaning Out My Closet.” It’s also rumoured to have been replaced by “Say Goodbye Hollywood” on the final tracklist for The Eminem Show.

In “Stimulate,” Eminem takes on hallucinogenic production where he addresses the parents and politicians who’ve condemned him for his music. In this instance, it’s a moment where he’s humanizing himself, despite his growing celebrity. He explains that he’s not anyone’s parent but just an entertainer whose “goal is to stimulate.” In the second verse, he takes direct jabs at Congress who, in 2001, used his music in a hearing to argue that the entertainment industry was marketing adult themes to children. “My lyrical content is constantly under fire/ No wonder why I constantly bomb back/ To combat attacks with constant concepts/ When lyrics are constantly took outta context/ Failure to communicate with Congress has/ Been a problem for the longest, I guess,” he raps on the first verse.

Eminem – Stimulate (prod. Jeff Bass & Eminem)

Lyrics

[Intro]
Psst, hey, listen
(Da da da da da da da da da daaaa)
Haha, I love my job (Woo!)
Makes me feel like…Superman! Haha
(Da da da da da da da da da daaaa)
Can you fly? I can, wanna see?

[Chorus]
I’m only entertainin’ you, my
Goal is to stimulate, makin’ you high
And take you and I
To a place that you can’t see but I believe you can fly
I don’t mean nobody harm, I’m just partyin’
I’m not your dad, not your mom, not your guardian
Just the man who’s on the mic
So let me entertain you

[Verse 1]
My lyrical content is constantly under fire
No wonder why I constantly bomb back
To combat attacks with constant concepts
When lyrics are constantly took outta context
Failure to communicate with Congress has
Been a problem for the longest, I guess
But maybe one day we can make some progress
Food for thought, see how long it takes to digest
Feelin’ good when I should be ashamed
Shit, I really shoulda fell but I stood, see, I came
Like a flame in the night, like a ghost in the dark
There’s a ray, there’s a light, there’s a hope, there’s a spark
But when planets collide they’ll never see eye to eye
Until they decide to set their differences aside
And this is why only one of us will survive
So children, follow my lead and feel the vibe, because

[Chorus]
I’m only entertainin’ you, my
Goal is to stimulate, makin’ you high
And take you and I
To a place that you can’t see but I believe you can fly
I don’t mean nobody harm, I’m just partyin’
I’m not your dad, not your mom, not your guardian
Just the man who’s on the mic
So let me entertain you

[Verse 2]
My music can be slightly amusin’
You shouldn’t take lyrics so serious, it might be confusin’
Tryin’ to separate the truth from entertainment
It’s stupid, ain’t it? I get sick of tryin’ to explain it
See, I could sit and argue with you, but it goes beyond
Just being a snot, pointy-nosed bleach-blond
‘Cause I came here to uplift, let your woes be gone
Tell ’em to get fucked and just mosey on
Constantly movin’, constantly usin’
The Constitution as a form of restitution
Bless the children, nothin’ less than brilliant
Let me entertain you like Robbie Williams
I’ll be here when y’all are gone, rebuildin’
World revolvin’, still evolvin’, still Slim
How many kids’ll copy? Prob’ly millions
But I’ma do this as a fuckin’ hobby till then, ’cause

[Chorus]
I’m only entertainin’ you, my
Goal is to stimulate, makin’ you high
And take you and I
To a place that you can’t see but I believe you can fly
I don’t mean nobody harm, I’m just partyin’
I’m not your dad, not your mom, not your guardian
Just the man who’s on the mic
So let me entertain you

[Verse 3]
My lyrical content contains subject matter
That sucks up all these fucked-up young kids
At a alarming rate, common denominate
Add it up and you’ll see just why I dominate
I try to stimulate, but kids emulate
And mimic every move you make, “Slim, you great!”
But wait, can’t you see I’m only here to entertain?
I gotta be the one to go against the grain
‘Cause, man, I see it, feel it, live it, but it’s inhumane
For me to see you be influenced and pretend you ain’t
But they don’t understand that I’ve been through pain
If you get to know me I could be a friend you gain
But you can’t just stand there and try to judge
It hurts but your jealousy probably tears you up inside as much
And it’s such a pleasure, every button that I touch
I treasure every glutton that I punish in my lust, but

[Chorus]
I’m only entertainin’ you, my
Goal is to stimulate, makin’ you high
And take you and I
To a place you that can’t see but I believe you can fly
I don’t mean nobody harm, I’m just partyin’
I’m not your dad, not your mom, not your guardian
Just the man who’s on the mic
So let me entertain you

[Outro]
Enif eb lliw gnihtyreve dnA
Uoy niatretne em tel oS
Edir eht rof ereh ylno m’I
Uoy evas ot ereh ton m’I

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