The 10 Best Eminem Songs

The 10 Best Eminem Songs

Spitting lyrics that hit you right where it hurts
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One of the most if not the most influential rappers the world has ever seen. Hailing from 8 mile, Detroit the greatest rapper to ever touch the mic, Eminem. Going by many different names Slim Shady, Eminem, and his real name Marshall Mathers. There is no doubt that Eminem has grabbed headlines over the years whether it be his controversial or heart wrenching lyrics one thing can be said, Eminem knows how to get through to this generation. Here is a top ten list of Eminem's songs, this is a personal list and these songs in some shape or form have helped me through this thing we call life.

1. Lose Yourself (Curtain Call)

This song was first heard in the hit movie 8 Mile and was heard by the world soon after. There is just something about this song that will put you right into focus. The song goes through some of the struggles Eminem has been through and tells how you have to lose yourself sometimes and you only really get one shot. This song has an excellent message and will grab you by the throat and will force you to make a change in your life.

2. Stan (Marshall Mathers LP)

If one song could perfectly sum up the thoughts of a fan and his favorite artist this could be it. The lyrics are just so perfectly intertwined and have a way of getting right through you. This is a very well written depressing song that outlined a story, something Eminem is just almost too good at.

3. 'Til I Collapse (The Eminem Show)

One of my favorite songs if not my favorite song of all time. Whether you're down on yourself, need to get out of a slump, or just need that perfect song to listen to at the gym "Til I Collapse" is that one song. No song has had a bigger impact on me, the words just get to you in a way you probably never thought possible. This is no doubt one the best pump up songs ever created. So whether you need a new workout song or you're getting ready for the big game this song is ready to put you in the right mindset.

4. Not Afraid (Recovery)

Eminem's "Not Afraid" is a song that outlines what it's like to be on the outside looking in. The lyricism in this song is mind blowing and the word play is like no other song Em has ever put out. This song teaches you not to be afraid and to face things together instead of alone. You are truly never alone there are other people in the world who have it way worse.

5. Sing For The Moment (The Eminem Show)

A letter to his critics and to the children of America. "Sing for the moment" is lyrically one of Eminem's best songs. This one song silenced tons of critics and reached out to America's youth. The background music in this song is Aerosmith's "Dream On" which only gives this song more power than it already has.

6. The Way I Am (The Marshall Mathers LP)

Eminem describes his struggle to get through everyday life in his hit song "The way I Am". The title of this song describes the entire song. Eminem tells how and why he is the way he is and what got him there. His past made him who he is and this is basically a reach out to his fans and his haters. Stardom got to Eminem and lets just say being famous isn't as glamorous as it is made out to be.

7. The Real Slim Shady (The Marshall Mathers LP)

A song dedicated to the people who think they can be just like the real slim shady. The song has plenty of high points and offensive lyrics which is what makes this song stand above the rest. The lyrics are timed perfectly and you could say that this is the reason why everyone knows who slim shady is.

8. Mockingbird (Encore)

Possibly one of the most heart wrenching songs Eminem has ever created. If you didn't think Em had a soft side listen to this song and then prepare for your opinion to change. This song goes out to his daughter Hailie and the lyrics will make you feel what she felt in all of these situations Eminem raps through.

9. Without Me (The Eminem Show)

A dis track as most would describe this song as. Eminem wants controversy and without him in the game of rap it would just be boring. Eminem has made many enemy's throughout his career and he puts some of them away in this song.

10. White America (The Eminem Show)

Eminem has had nothing short of a star studded career. That doesn't mean he hasn't been criticized and hated for the words he spit. This song goes out to the parents and to the people that thought Eminem was a bad influence on their kids. The government wanted to censor Eminem as he was seen as a threat to American youth. Eminem fires right back and attacks the ears of the government and the parents of Americas youth.

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A Senior's Last Week Of High School

The bittersweet end.
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Well, this is it. This is what we've worked so hard the last four years - who am I kidding - basically what seems like our whole lives for. This is the very last week we will set foot as a student in our high school's hallways. As most schools are getting ready to set their seniors free at last, it all begins to set in - the excitement, the anxiousness, and also the sentiment and nostalgia.

For seniors, the years since our first day as a freshman at the bottom of the high school totem pole have seemed endless, but as we look back on these last few weeks, we realize that this year in particular has gone by extraordinarily fast. It was just yesterday that we were sitting in our classrooms for the very first time, going to our 'last first' practice, and getting our first taste of the (very real) "senioritis". With all that's going on in our lives right now, from sports and clubs, finals, and the sought after graduation ceremony, it's hard to really sit down and think about how our lives are all about to become drastically different. For some it's moving out, and for some it's just the thought of not seeing your best friend on the way to fourth period English; either way, the feels are real. We are all in a tug of war with the emotions going on inside of us; everything is changing - we're ready, but we're not.

THE GOOD. Our lives are about to begin! There is a constant whirlwind of excitement. Senior awards, getting out of school early, parties, and of course Graduation. We are about to be thrust into a world of all new things and new people. Calling our own shots and having the freedom we have so desperately desired since the teenage years began is right around the corner. Maybe the best part is being able to use these new things surrounding you to grow and open your mind and even your heart to ideas you never could before. We get the chance to sink or swim, become our own person, and really begin to find ourselves.

Things we don't even know yet are in the works with new people we haven't even met yet. These friendships we find will be the ones to last us a lifetime. The adventures we experience will transform into the advice we tell our own children and will become the old tales we pass down to our grandkids when they come to visit on the weekends. We will probably hate the all night study sessions, the intensity of finals week, and the overpowering stress and panic of school in general, just like we did in high school... But it will all be worth it for the memories we make that will outlive the stress of that paper due in that class you absolutely hate. As we leave high school, remember what all the parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors are telling you - this are the best times of our lives!

THE BAD. The sentimental emotions are setting in. We're crying, siblings are tearing up, and parents are full-out bawling. On that first day, we never expected the school year to speed by the way it did. Suddenly everything is coming to an end. Our favorite teachers aren't going to be down the hall anymore, our best friends probably won't share a class with us, we won't be coming home to eat dinner with our families...

We all said we wanted to get out of this place, we couldn't wait, we were ready to be on our own; we all said we wouldn't be "so emotional" when the time came, but yet here we are, wishing we could play one more football game with our team or taking the time to make sure we remember the class we liked the most or the person that has made us laugh even when we were so stressed we could cry these past few years. Take the time to hug your parents these last few months. Memorize the facial expressions of your little sister or brother. Remember the sound of your dad coming home from work. These little things we take for granted every day will soon just be the things we tell our college roommate when they ask about where we're from. As much as we've wanted to get out of our house and our school, we never thought it would break our heart as much as it did. We are all beginning to realize that everything we have is about to be gone.

Growing up is scary, but it can also be fun. As we take the last few steps in the hallways of our school, take it all in. Remember, it's okay to be happy; it's okay to be totally excited. But also remember it's okay to be sad. It's okay to be sentimental. It's okay to be scared, too. It's okay to feel all these confusing emotions that we are feeling. The best thing about the bittersweet end to our high school years is that we are finally slowing down our busy lives enough to remember the happy memories.

Try not to get annoyed when your mom starts showing your baby pictures to everyone she sees, or when your dad starts getting aggravated when you talk about moving out and into your new dorm. They're coping with the same emotions we are. Walk through the halls remembering the classes you loved and the classes you hated. Think of the all great times that have happened in our high school years and the friends that have been made that will never be forgotten. We all say we hated school, but we really didn't. Everything is about to change; that's a happy thing, and a sad thing. We all just have to embrace it! We're ready, but we're not...

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The 7 Best Food Places Near UCLA You Need to Try ASAP

We have great dining food AND restaurants around us? Wow, we are #blessed.

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Westwood is the home to UCLA and offers plenty of interesting and diverse dining options for students and locals alike. Since the area is firmly Bruin territory, you will find lots of on-the-go, affordable eats along with a mix of more modern and upscale restaurants.

Though I definitely haven't had all the food Westwood occurs, being here two years now (omg already!?), I think I can safely recommend certain places to eat.

1. Shamshiri Grill

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South Westwood Boulevard is often referred to as Little Tehran, so most of that area is just Persian restaurants. Shamshiri Grill just makes the best meat and whenever I go there, I always order my meal with their special hot sauce, that is to DIE for. A must try.

2. Gushi

I can not tell you how many times I've been to this place. Located near Fat Sal's, you may be tempted to just miss it but let me tell you that is a mistake. I always get their Gushi Bowl which is just heavenly and the right amount to make me feel satisfied without being too filling. Be generous with the Teriyaki and Sriracha sauces on your meat and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

3. Pinches Tacos

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I know Mexican food is very common wherever you go but Pinches Tacos is aesthetically pleasing and their food? Even more so. It just tastes so good! I definitely recommend the Asada fries and any tacos.

4. Saffron and Rose

Saffron and Rose is a Persian ice cream parlor like 10 minutes away from Shamshiri Grill and the quality and variety of ice cream is truly impressive. I would not have known my weakness for Jasmine ice cream if I hadn't tried this place and as always, the Saffron and Rose (it's namesake) deserves to be the name of the restaurant because of how rich in flavor it is.

5. Maharaja

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I am very particular about my Indian food but the buffets in the afternoons at Maharaja definitely passes my checklist. I actually went there for my birthday so that just tells you how the food doesn't disappoint.

6. Nekter Juice Bar

I found out about this place very recently and I'm so glad I did because their bowls are so good. They also serve smoothies which I haven't had the pleasure to taste yet but I expect the same kind of quality. I am very partial to the Bruin Bowl and the Dragonfruit Bowl.

7. BJs

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They have $3 Pizookies on Tuesday.

I am always there on Tuesday.

Are these two facts connected? Maybe.

What can I say? I just love the restaurants here.

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