Rapgenius.com information suggests Eminem’s newest song Rap God was written as a response to up and comer Indiana rapper, Paleface Picasso.
“Your Favorite Whiteboy.” was launched last Sept 23,2012, taken down and then relaunched in December 2012. It currently has over 1.3 million views at a 90 percent like rate. Eminem’s newest song “Rap God” seems to be a response to Paleface Picasso. Here are some clues showing that to be true. It is important to understand that Eminem switches back and forth between responding to the YouTube info, YouTube comments and his response to Paleface Picasso.
Interestingly enough Eminem actually says “Whiteboy” at 4:03 in the song Rap God as a background. That lyric fails to be listed on any official set of lyrics, because Eminem understands what would happen if he did list it. Here are more clues:
-In the YouTube video “Your Favorite Whiteboy” , Paleface Picasso is depicted in many scenes hitting a heavy bag at a boxing facility. In “Rap God” the word ‘slapbox’ is used multiple times in the hook. Here is the definition of slapbox according to urbandictionary.com:
–“Your Favorite Whiteboy” starts off,
Eminem is telling Paleface Picasso that he was big before he was signed to Aftermath. He wanted to make that clear to Paleface Picasso that Dr.Dre signed him to Aftermath later on. “Dr.Dre co-signing for him impacted his career greatly! It’s funny to us that he is trying to tell himself he would be where he is and who he is without Dre!” according to Hickey (owner of Travis Records)
-There is a line in “Your Favorite Whiteboy” that says:
This line is parallels the line from “Your Favorite Whiteboy”, also note that the label Paleface Picasso is signed to is owned by Paleface Picasso’s cousin. Hence the word: ‘cuz.“ and "master piece” is used to taunt Paleface Picasso
This is important because Paleface Picasso expresses devote spiritualism in most of his music. Eminem clearly seems to take on the evil role deferring the spiritual good appeal. There is a common theme that references the church, good vs. evil, and Satan being Eminem’s fall guy. “Eminem always has a fall guy, whether it be an absent father, a misdirected mother, an disloyal girlfriend, and in this case Satan! Eminem can barely look himself in the mirror much less take responsibility for his own actions. Although, I will give him credit by starting to own up to his faults to his mother on his newest album. It’s a step.”, says Hickey
-Eminem references the word ‘boy’ and by doing so is referencing “Your Favorite Whiteboy.”. The word ‘fags’ point to Paleface Picasso and his label/manager. (Paleface Picasso’s label is active on promoting him on You Tube, etc. ‘they’ refers to Eminem’s fans, friends, and support system.) Eminem says:
Eminem is clearly referencing and poking fun at “Your Favorite Whiteboy” here. He even throws in “Oy vey” which is a Jewish term to ref and mock Paleface Picasso. He also references the fact Travis Records is strongly supporting Paleface Picasso online.
-Eminem then reemphasizes he is the ‘God’ of white rappers and address Paleface Picasso’s line “I’m white trash, I climbed out of the receptacle”.
Eminem is responding that he is the “White trash god”. “Interesting that Eminem has to justify his ‘whiteness’. Makes you wonder if he subconsciously
-Paleface Picasso’s mother died and he talks about that in the song “Long and Winding Road.” Eminem seems to refer to himself as a figurehead for evil, possibly suggesting that he has her in hell. Also interesting that Eminem hates someone going in on his daughter, mother, family and yet he does this to Paleface Picasso. Eminem is saying he is the figurehead of the ultimate evil, suggesting Satan.
‘And I should not be woken, I’m the walking dead, but I’m just a talking head, a zombie floating
-Eminem has a line in the song “Rap God”:
-Eminem keeps referring in singular form “you”, “your”, “poodle”, etc. Again,this seems to suggest all this is directed towards an individual not a mass like many seem to think.
-Paleface Picasso’s song “Your Favorite Whiteboy” has a sample from “Jedi Mind tricks: Army of Pharaohs” album, track called “Battle Cry.” Paleface Picasso also has a song titled “Still On My Grind” and in the song “Royalty” says, ‘the king is back from his pilgrimage.’ So this line from “Rap God” seems to touch on all as a reference. Eminem also acknowledges that he is talking about an underground level artist by saying:
-Paleface Picasso called Eminem out about using kids in his songs to make money in the song “Your Favorite Whiteboy”, as well as the info section on the YouTube video of “Your Favorite Whiteboy” Eminem references both being white and explains the kid comment here:
Interestingly enough if you read Paleface Picasso’s bio you will see he was shot in 2004. Once again “you” and “you’re” are singular references. Right after “rhyme for” Eminem says, “Whiteboy” in the background and yet no where is that lyric listed. That in itself is Shady.
Eminem tells us he is going at one individual and he is hurting that person, but no one will know it. Basically, Eminem seems to think everyone else out there is too dumb to figure this all out. He also seems to make reference that he likes the lyrics, but doesn’t think Paleface Picasso can keep up and asks him to prove it.
-Interestingly enough, Eminem addresses the comments about him battering women as mentioned in the You Tube video info section of “Your Favorite Whiteboy.” He also references good verses evil again by saying:
· The final line of “Rap God” says:‘Why be a king when you can be a god?'This is important because Paleface Picasso has made it very clear in songs like “Royalty” that he is coming for his rightful place in rap and Eminem currently sitting there.
These are just a few of the examples woven into the song “Rap God”, according to Hickey. Do some research and find out for yourself. Travis Records as an organization thinks its comical that EM doesn’t actually say Paleface Picasso in the song. Quoted as saying, ‘Eminem wants no part of an artist who can dish it back! Eminem talks about being bullied as a child and then suddenly becomes a bully. He wants no part of Paleface Picasso if the artists are limited to the same budget to make a track!’ http://rapgenius.com/Paleface-picasso-your-favorite-whiteboy-lyrics