Coverafbeelding eminem ft. rihanna - the monster
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Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   27-10-1972
Land   Verenigde Staten

Marschall Bruce Mathers III werd in zijn jeugd geïnspireerd door LL Cool J en de Beasty Boys. Soul Intent verschijnt als eerste, zeer beperkt verkrijgbare, release. In 1996 is Infinite zijn eerste album, maar echt succes volgt pas als hij de steun van Dr. Dre krijgt.

Het album The Slim Shady LP wordt dan ook zijn echte doorbraak. In de Top 40 bereiken Hi! My Name Is Slim Shady en Guilty Conscience (samen met Dr. Dre) de Top 40. In 2000 verschijnt het album The Marshall Mathers LP, waarvan Stan de tweede plaats in de Top 40 bereikt. De rapper scoort later met Without Me en Lose Yourself twee nummer 1-hits.

Na Love The Way You Lie (#4), dat hij in 2010 samen met Rihanna tot een hit maakt, wordt het stil rond Eminem.

In 2013 verschijnt The Marshall Mathers LP2, het achtste studioalbum van Eminem. Ook is hij opnieuw te horen in een samenwerking met Rihanna. The Monster is zijn 21e hit in de Top 40 en wordt een dusdanig succes dat hij elf jaar na dato zijn beste resultaat (Lose Yourself uit 2003) overtreft. Op het album staat onder meer Headlights (met Nate Ruess) en Guts Over Fear (met Sia).

In 2017 maakt hij met P!nk voor haar album Beautiful Trauma de track Revenge. Nog geen maand later komt de rapper ook zelf met een nummer, Walk On Water, waar hij Beyoncé voor wist te strikken om de vocalen voor haar rekening te nemen. Op 15 december verschijnt met Revival zijn negende album. River, een samenwerking met Ed Sheeran, wordt Alarmschijf.


Songtekst

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices
Inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy

I wanted the fame, but not the cover of Newsweek
Oh well, guess beggars can't be choosey
Wanted to receive attention for my music
Wanted to be left alone in public, excuse me
For wanting my cake and eat it too, and wanting it both ways
Fame made me a balloon cause my ego inflated
When I blew, see, but it was confusing
Cause all I wanted to do is be the Bruce Lee of loose leaf
Abused ink, used it as a tool when I blew steam (Wooh)
Hit the lottery, oh wee
But with what I gave up to get was bittersweet
It was like winning a used me
Ironic cause I think I'm getting so huge I need a shrink
I'm beginning to lose sleep: one sheep, two sheep
Going cuckoo and cooky as Kool Keith
But I'm actually weirder than you think
Cause I'm ...

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices
Inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy

Well, that's not fair
Well, that's not fair

No, I ain't much of a poet, but I know somebody once told me
To seize the moment and don't squander it
Cause you never know when it all could be over tomorrow
So I keep conjuring, sometimes I wonder where these thoughts spawn from
Yeah, ponder it, do you want this
No wonder you're losing your mind, the way it wanders (Yo-lo-lo-lo-lay-yee-hoo)
I think you've been wandering off down yonder
And stumbled onto Jeff VanVonderen
Cause I need an interventionist
To intervene between me and this monster
And save me from myself and all this conflict
Cause the very thing that I love's killing me and I can't conquer it
My OCD's conking me in the head
Keep knocking, nobody's home, I'm sleepwalking
I'm just relaying what the voice in my head's saying
Don't shoot the messenger
I'm just friends with the ...

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices
Inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy

Well, that's not fair
Well, that's not fair

Call me crazy, but I had this vision
One day that I'd walk amongst you, a regular civilian
But until then, drums get killed and I'm coming straight at MCs
Blood get spilled and I take it back
To the days that I get on a Dre track
Give every kid who got played at pumped up feeling
And shit to say back to the kids who played 'em
I ain't here to save the fucking children
But if one kid out of a hundred million
Who are going through a struggle feels and then relates, that's great
It's payback, Russell Wilson falling way back
In the draft, turn nothing into something
Still can make that straw into gold chump
I will spin Rumpelstiltskin in a haystack
Maybe I need a straight jacket, face facts
I am nuts for real, but I'm okay with that
It's nothing, I'm still friends with the ...

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed
Get along with the voices
Inside of my head
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy

I'm friends with the monster
That's under my bed (Get along with)
Get along with the voices
Inside of my head (You're trying to)
You're trying to save me
Stop holding your breath (And you think I'm)
And you think I'm crazy
Yeah, you think I'm crazy

Well, that's not fair
Well, that's not fair

Songinformatie

ArtiestEminem,
Rihanna
 A-kant
Titel The Monster
Lengte 4:11
Componist(en) Marshall Mathers; Bryan Fryzel; Aaron Kleinstub; Maki Athanasiou; Robyn Fenty; Jon Bellion; Bebe Rexha
Producer(s) Frequency [= Bryan Fryzel] / Co-Produced by Aalias
Engineer(s) Assistant Mix Engineer: RJ Colston
Mixage Dr. Dre [= Andre Romelle Young], Veto [= Mauricio Iragorri]
 B-kant
Platenlabel Aftermath Entertainment
Catalogusnr digital download
Releasedatum 29-10-2013
Hoogste positie UK 1
Hoogste positie US 1
Album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Eminem)


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