All 25 People Eminem Name Drops on “Campaign Speech” Freestyle
Due to our proclivity for counting shit, coupled with our love for Eminem, we decided it was necessary to count all of the name drops on Slim Shady's newly-released freestyle, "Campaign Speech." While certainly not on the same level as The Game, the ultimate name dropper in hip-hop, Eminem did serious work over the course of seven-plus minutes, dropping, in total, 25 names.
And here we go...
A once mighty and powerful rapper who sold millions of albums after inking a major label contract with Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent is better known in 2016 for his bankruptcy case, straight to DVD filmography and Instagram behavior. Seriously, though, the man is an icon.
A deceased English crime novelist who penned 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections (numbers!) over the course of her lifetime, most notably "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" and "Murder On The Orient Express," Christie was just as gifted with the pen as Marshall Mathers.
An American actor who has starred in 74 movies over the course of his 30-year film career, Stiller is best known for his cheesy acting in blockbusters like There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander and Tropic Thunder. Eminem and Stiller once hung out in 2009.
The Georgia rapper burst onto the scene in 2001, thanks to his Gold-certified debut album, Dark Days, Bright Nights. Sparxxx would go on to release five additional projects over the next 15 years, including the newly-released The Bubba Mathis EP, but, sadly, none of them contained the same magic as the prototype.
And you thought Eminem was hated in America? Found not guilty in 2011 of first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, Anthony is well-known for all the wrong reasons. Once dubbed "the most hated women in America," Anthony would serve a total of three years and one day in prison for lying to authorities about her whereabouts following her daughter's initial disappearance.
The 62-year-old actress, who has a reoccurring role on famed soap opera The Young and the Restless, is best known for playing Daisy Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. Bach would have made an excellent video girl in her day.
Eminem has a long history of rapping about Reeve ("Medicine Ball," "Who Knew"), dropkicking the late actor best known for playing Superman who became a quadriplegic in 2006 after a horse accident. In fact, there are even Reddit threads dedicated to Eminem's history of dissing Reeve in his rhymes.
A true badass with an amazing beard, Norris is an American martial artist who has starred in many TV shows and films. He also inspired this Troy Ave record, which, incredibly, has racked up over one million streams.
A fictional character in the DC Comics universe, Krypton native Kent is the civilian identity of Superman. In 2002, Eminem released the song "Superman" from his fourth studio album The Eminem Show. Dots connected.
Kaepernick, a quarterback for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, has stumbled quite a bit over the past six years. The Wisconsin native went from leading his team to the Super Bowl in 2012, to being benched for playing poorly and eventually being ridiculed by fans and media members alike for his decision to protest the national anthem by taking a knee during the song's pre-game performance.
The NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in July 2014. Pantaleo, amazingly, was not brought up on charges by a grand jury and, since the case was closed, has seen his pay increase year-over-year by New York City.
Better known as "The Hoff," the now 64-year-old (terrible) actor and (terrible) singer is famous for his starring roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch and for being videotaped by his daughter while drunk and shirtless, eating fast food off the floor.
An ignorant, racist, sexist, homophobic, orange businessman who, believe me, will not be the next President of the United States of America. Vote.
An iconic America actor who is best known for his starring roles in films like The Graduate, Tootsie, and Rain Man, Hoffman has been a huge fan of Eminem for years, supporting him as early as 1999.
A piece of shit from Columbia, South Carolina, who
is suspected of perpetrated the June 17, 2015, Charleston church shooting. Roof, whose trial will start on January 17, 2017, was said to be inspired, in part, by the video for Montana of 300s' “Ice Cream Truck.”
Eminem sure loves actors. Norton, who has racked up 39 film credits over a prestigious 22-year career in Hollywood, has a history of showing Eminem support. Real recognize real.
Living, breathing proof there is no justice in this world. Zimmerman is a Florida man who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in 2012, but was acquitted of second-degree murder. Unbelievably, a man who fired shots at Zimmerman's vehicle in 2015 during a road rage incident, will receive 20 years in prison. Go figure.
This is a six degrees situation. Qerim is the bombshell host of ESPN debate show First Take, who is currently dating fellow ESPNer Jalen Rose, who, like Eminem, is from Detroit. Let's hope Rose doesn't listen to "Campaign Speech."
The Purple One. One of the greatest artists of all-time. Tragically, we lost the Chanhassen, Minnesota native this past April. There will never be another artist quite like him. Ever.
A power-hitting, recently retired baseball player who spent one of his ten professional years of service with Eminem's hometown club, the Detroit Tigers. Eminem once gifted Fielder a pair of $10k Air Jordans. Seriously.
The veteran R&B singer, better known these days for the 7.2 million "Blurred Lines" lawsuit or for cheating on his now ex-wife Paula Patton, is fresh off the release of his Nas-assisted new single, "Deep." While Thicke has a long history of working with rap artists, most notably Lil Wayne, the Interscope artist and his labelmate Marshall have never formally collaborated.
The primary antagonist of the Masters of the Universe franchise and the archenemy of He-Man, Skeletor was the Halloween costume of choice for thousands of young men in the mid-to-late '80s. In the event you've always wanted to watch Skeletor freestyle over a pitched down version of Eminem's "Rap God," today is your lucky day. You're welcome.
The 49-year-old actress and model has, incredibly, managed to stay in the spotlight for the past 20 years despite her horrid acting chops and, at times, controversial political leanings. Earlier this year, she said there "shouldn't be Black History Month." She can leave anytime now.
The 17-year-old Sanford, Florida native who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman. R.I.P., Trayvon.
The asshole who makes you fork over a sizable chunk of your hard-earned money every year. As it relates to Eminem, Sam made a brief appearance on 2002's "Square Dance."
By DJ Z, who loves to argue with you on Twitter.