Album: The Marshall Mathers LP
Title: Paul (Skit)
Track: Track 4
Writers: Paul Rosenberg
Produced by: Paul Rosenberg
Release date: May 23, 2000
Paul (Skit)  Lyrics
[Skit: Paul Rosenberg]
Em, what’s going on? It’s Paul
Dre gave me a copy of the new album
And I just…
*sigh…* Fuck it!
About the “Paul” skit from 2000:
This is the second skit from Eminem’s albums that stages a phone call from Paul Rosenberg, Em’s lawyer. The first was “Paul” from SSLP in 1999.
In that original skit, Paul says he’s just listened to a rough cut of SSLP and asks Em to “tone it down a little bit” so they can avoid legal trouble. Now, on MMLP, he can’t even get the words out. The new album is so over-the-top that asking Em to tone it down is useless.
This is one of many points on MMLP where Eminem signals that this new album is a step more intense than SSLP: compare how “PSA 2000” borrows the form of “Public Service Announcement” and makes it much more in-your-face.
Listen to the “Paul” skit from 2000:
The Marshall Mathers LP
The rest of The Marshall Mathers LP lyrics:
Other: Eminem lyrics