Eminem has had myriad hits en route to becoming a rap God, but “Lose Yourself” is the quintessential Marshall Mathers joint. From the goose bump inducing 30-second instrumental intro to the immortal first lines “Look, if you had, one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip,” and all the way through it’s impossible not to hear the 8 Mile track and not get hyped.
Which is why it makes total sense that President Obama would listen to it before delivering his monumental DNC speech in Philadelphia. Still, whatever you think about his politics, take a moment to reflect on how unreal it is to have a president who gets amped up by listening to legendary music that we grew up on. Seriously, a few decades ago who could have ever imagined a black president bobbing his head to the music of a white rapper.
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