Eminem teased the release on Facebook where he was going to reveal five clues about the song. However, before he could get past clue number one "Rap God" leaked in Europe and has been since made available on iTunes. While his first single "Berzerk" played over a rock-infused backdrop courtesy of legendary producer Rick Rubin, "Rap God" centers around Eminem's cutthroat lyricism and a menacing bounce of a beat that follows his rapid delivery.
Rather than give his chorus to an R&B singer like Rihanna or the Liz Rodrigues, the latter of whom sang on his recent MMLP2 single "Survival," he instead delivers a straight rap refrain about feeling like a rap deity, and raps one of the final verses at the song's 4:20 mark at warp speed. Some are saying it's the best rapping they've ever heard.
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Over the course of six minutes, he also pays tribute to the rappers who inspired him. He calls himself a "product of Rakim" as well as Tupac, N.W.A. and Lakim Shabazz. But the best part comes about halfway through, when he explains why he's so on-point in the song, saying that he feels the need to write a few rhymes because, "even you unsigned rappers are hungry, looking at me like it's lunchtime."
"I know there was one time when I was king of the underground," he raps at one point. It's a line that becomes more poignant at the end of the track when he asks, "Why be a king when you can be a god?"