Favorite Song Featuring Eminem – Readers Poll
On his own, Eminem has released seven studio albums, six EPs, four compilation albums, one soundtrack and more than 30 singles — so it’s safe to say that the Detroit rapper has had a more than solid solo career.
Even though he’s widely regarded as one of the best rappers around, Em is more than willing to share to love with featured spots on other artists’ songs, especially some of his favorite hip-hop and pop artists. From collabos with Pink and Nicki Minaj to duets with deceased rappers like the Notorious B.I.G., Em’s covered lots of ground with his features… But which track (of the 10 we’ve chosen) featuring Marshall Mathers is your favorite?
Right as Eminem started to get big in the late ’90s, a revamped version of Biggie Smalls’ ‘Dead Wrong’ started making its rounds, and Eminem really packs a punch with his murderous rhymes about Devil worshipping and torture. Not too long after the release of ‘Dead Wrong,’ Em teamed up with another rap great, his mentor Dr. Dre, for ‘Forgot About Dre.’ The Grammy-winning track is still one of the dynamic duo’s best collaborative efforts, as Em and Dre spit ruthless, rapid-fire lines at all of their haters.
Half a decade later, in 2006, Eminem lent his sharp tongue to Akon‘s oversexualized earworm ‘Smack That,’ an ode to bumpin’, grindin’ and booty slappin’. Following the commercial success of the club-ready song, Em took some time off to seek treatment for his struggle with addiction. After a stint in rehab and taking some personal time off, he was back in the feature game in 2009 with a spot on Drake‘s powerful posse track ‘Forever,’ also featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne. It’s this feature that probably also led Em to rejoin Weezy for ‘Drop the World,’ a rock-influenced single off of Tunechi’s ‘Rebirth’ album.
More recently, Em has teamed up with Nicki Minaj for some smack talking on ‘Roman’s Revenge,’ a diss track targeted at Minaj’s nemesis Lil Kim. He also rejoined Dr. Dre for the hypnotizing ‘I Need a Doctor,’ featuring Skylar Grey, and met up with his ‘Won’t Back Down’ duet partner Pink for her ‘Truth About Love’ track ‘Here Comes the Weekend.’ In 2012, he’s also recorded features for 50 Cent‘s ‘My Life,’ which also features Adam Levine on crooning duties, and Skylar Grey, for her overtly sexual ditty ‘C’Mon Let Me Ride.’
Out of these 10 tracks featuring Eminem, which tune keeps you pressing the ‘repeat’ button and which song could you live without? Cast your vote below and leave a comment explaining why you chose that Em-featured track.