As the decade is approaching to its ending (2009-2019) we are seeing lots of media outlets making articles around “Best of the decade” content so we also want to cause some debate among fans, as Southpawer names Eminem’s last verse of “Bad Guy” as “The greatest verse of the last decade.”
“Bad Guy” is a sequel to Eminem’s song “Stan”, which was released as a single from The Marshall Mathers LP back in 2000. “Stan” is about a crazed fan who kills himself, his girlfriend and their unborn child because of the “lack of attention” Eminem paid to him as a fan.
“Bad Guy” was included on The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album, released in 2013 and it is about Stan’s little brother, Matthew, who loved his brother more than anything. Matthew Mitchell is all grown-up now, and is seeking revenge for Stan’s death.
This final verse can be seen as the judgment of Marshall Mathers. The lyrics mention Matthew as a separate entity so this entire section is Eminem being confronted with all of his sins and being judged for them. The entire LP feels like Eminem is taking responsibility for a lot of the issues he’s been linked to and the album begins with his murder for all of the things he’s done since he became famous.
It’s not only Eminem’s poetic lyrics that makes the verse unique. Superproducer StreetRunner did an incredible work for producing it as he emphasized a very rare, sweet and soothing vocals from Gian Piero Reverberi’s orchestral masterpiece, “Soana.”
This is just our opinion. We will be honored to hear opinions from the fans! So what’s the best Eminem verse of the last decade?