Eminem ‘Recovery’ album has hidden message: Subliminal shot at Lil’ Wayne

My good friend Jeremy was like Tom Hanks in the ‘Da Vinci Code’ these past few weeks with the new Eminem CD out, trying to point out a hidden message it contained. I was like ‘Get the fuck out of here!’ every time he tried to explain it to me, like he was talking straight ‘bull shit.’ Until I sat down with him and he went over every bit of evidence and had me buying that shit like it was a Google share at $2.

Let me introduce this theory by recapping the background between Shady and Weezy. During Em’s hiatus, which was the time Wayne was at the top of the rap game, Wayne expressed interest in doing a song with Eminem but was blown-off by the rapper who was in recluse. Rumors circulated that Em was plotting a record dedicated to diss Lil Wayne, which Eminem even acknowledged in this latest album, “I almost made a song dissing Lil Wayne.” As Em began his comeback he attributed his slights at Lil Wayne to his drug abuse, and ended up collaborating with him on ‘Forever,’ and ‘Drop the World.’

So why would he diss Lil Wayne now?

First things first, lets go over Eminem’s approach towards this album. Basically Em has created a world within this CD by making ‘hip-hop’ the coveted object he is vying for amongst the rest of the rap game. He makes it obvious in the song ’25 to Life’ about the setbacks that come with being a famous rapper. The other not so obvious metaphorical representations of ‘hip-hop’ being the object of affection is ‘Seduction’ what seems to be referring to his ‘mack’ and how he can take your girl in an instant, but that girl is actually rap, just like it was in ’25 to Life. The lyric to kick the song off “I feel like I’m morphing, into to something so incredible that I’m dwarfing all competitors” is one to consider, but another one that is the convincer “There’s a 7-disc CD changer in her car, and I’m in every single slot and your not.”

For all of those people that still think he’s stuck on Kim, he only refers to her once. The songs ‘Space Bound,’ and ‘Love the Way You Lie’ are about the connection Em has with ‘hip-hop,’ not his ex-wife.

This world that Em sharpens up with his mind-blowing imagery is the key element in the CD to tie everything together. Notice there are re-occurring figures throughout the album, from celebrities like Michael J. Fox, and Elton John, to the multiple references towards fruits, and animals, to the biblical references, the seasons like winter and fall, holidays like Halloween and Christmas, superheroes, the need to refer to every bit of currency, motor-vehicles, and every component of time from, second, minute, day, year, light-year. Basically all of the components that would make up any sort of society. And if you think it is a coincidence let me reiterate the redundancy of the usage of these terms, each term occurs more than once, sometimes a lot more than once.

The two prominent figures in this world, which could be described, as the ‘Land of Hip-Hop,’ which Eminem has created in the CD, is he, and Lil Wayne.

Now pay attention.

The smoking gun in all of this is Lil Wayne’s verse in ‘No Love.’ Everything Lil Wayne said in that verse was used by Shady and taken from its simple layers that Wayne fashioned them with, to more extensive complex expressions Eminem used them with, almost as if to say ‘Anything you can do, I can do better.’

Exhibit A: Wayne starts out the verse, “Throw dirt on me, and grow a wildflower, but it’s FUCK THE WORLD, get a child out her.” Eminem in ‘Not Afraid’ says “Forget the EARTH HE”S GOT THE URGE TO PULL HIS DICK FROM THE DIRT, AND FUCK THE WHOLE UNVIVERSE.” Also, Wayne says he’s “Married to the Game” in ‘No Love,’ and Em says the same thing in ‘Not Afraid.’

Coincidence? Maybe, that’s what I thought to, but lets continue.

Some circumstantial evidence is that a lot of the words Wayne used in that verse like ‘bar,’ ‘back,’ ‘bleed,’ and ‘fire,’ are used continuously by Eminem but multiple times in one sequence, “I’m so tired of this I could blow, fire in the hole, I’m fired up so fire up the lighter and the dro.”

Another example of the beefier evidence is “Bitches try to kick me while I’m down I’ll break your leg (Wayne’s line)” In ‘Cinderella Man” Eminem says, “It’s a rap, I was down, when I was down I was kicked-I got up, I’m ‘bout to punch ya to the ground, YA TRICKED, IT’S A TRAP.” Then Wayne says “You want me up in the cage, then I’ll come out in beast mode” in the same song Em says “Caution to the wind, COMPLETE FREEDOM, look at this rappers, how I treat them, so why the fuck would I join’em when I beat’em.” Then Em goes on in the same song saying “When I rip this stage and tear it in half tonight.”

Another bit of evidence is, in the ‘Forever’ track Wayne says “Let the KING talk, check the price and pay attention” Eminem in ‘Not Afraid’ says “You said you was KING you lied through your TEETH, so for that fuck your FILLINGS instead of getting crowned your getting capped.” It is worth noting Lil Wayne needed eight root canals before entering jail.

And here is the ‘out of the ball park,’ kill-shot, “Lil Wayne slurps syrup ‘till he burps and smokes purp does a WORDSEARCH gets circles (W)RAPPED AROUND it like you do when I come through just to remind yourself what the fuck I can do.” Is a Shady line in the song ‘Won’t Back Down.’

If you pay attention to the CD you will notice a lot of lines that could tie in with this whole argument. To dismiss them as coincidental is foolish, because without even acknowledging this theory, you have to acknowledge Em’s meticulous approach with his wordplay throughout the album.

So why would these subliminal lines serve no purpose with someone as attentive, crafty, clever, and deliberate as Eminem?

-Just want to reiterate my good friend Jeremy came up with this theory; I’m just basically the messenger right now.

213 Responses to Eminem ‘Recovery’ album has hidden message: Subliminal shot at Lil’ Wayne

  1. Dylan Gorden says:

    That dont mean nothing. Refering to the comment that said if em didnt like him he wouldnt have done those songs with him. False. Eminem dont like royce the 5’9 but eminem made bad meets evil with him so that dont mean nothing

  2. Marina says:

    Um… Forever came out before Not Afraid because that song is from the movie “More Than a Game” which came out in 2009 and in that same year the single “Forever” came out on August 27,2009 and “Not Afraid” came out as a single on April 29,2010 so basically that is a useless piece of evidence.

  3. Djbeastin says:

    Em sings with people he subliminally disses because he feels like its a slap in their face for them when they want him in their song… When Em was in alot of crap Lil Wayne dissed Em subliminally so Em is fed up with it

  4. Dotz says:

    I think Seduction for a diss to Jay~Z when Eminem wasn’t nominated for the Top Em Cee’s, Slim wasn’t in the top 10 list. Jay~Z hola Eminems name by writting a letter asking why Eminem was not on the list because he had the best selling album and was wondering why and how he got the Top Em Cee???? But em stole it back because like he said in the chorus.

  5. jason cooled says:

    LOOL i dont mean to brush your article off, but in the track SEDUCTION eminemm is diising NICK CANNON and mariah carrey, because nick made that track SLICK RICK which was dissing emminem! the proof is in that emminem said “what are you hollaring at me for? its your bitch on jy dick….” in SLICK RICK nick cannon said “i tried to hollar at you at the BET awards…..you get my point he was clearly dissing mariah and nick, calling her an alcoholic and nick a wack rapper…………..so yes no offense to ur article and research but SEDUCTION was not about the rap industry…….25 to life was,,,, but then again emm mentions that fact in the song.
    and here is my theory on CINDERELLA MAN, i think it is trying to take the mick out of RAIN MAN, though im not sure what do u guys think?

  6. Cayden Luke says:

    If you look at the line in no love where em that you scratched out and rewrote those rhymes you were gonna spit but makes no difference cuz’ I’m still gonna beat you again is in correlation with the fact that after lil Wayne heard em’s verse for forever he rewrote his own verse and em said it makes no difference because Slim’s verse became much more popular and talked about than weezy

  7. Matt says:

    To support Jeremy farther, the song No Love with Lil Wayne is after Not Afraid and Seduction, both songs pointed out by Jeremy that had possible lines dissing Lil Wayne. The two songs AFTER No Love are Space Bound and Cinderellla Man, also pointed out to have lines against Lil Wayne.

  8. Em says:

    Didnt on the song forever, lil wayne say ‘am sleeping on the best i need a pillow and a cover’
    Em responded to that on waynes own song, drop the world stating ‘ sleep on me that pillow is where your head will lye permanently bitch its beddy byees this world is mine prepare to die.
    I also have noticed a few sly remarks between the pair.

  9. dash says:

    lit wayne is garbage bottom… some body needs to drop the world on his fucking head

  10. Mary Baker says:

    I find it hard to believe that Eminem would expend so much time and energy to diss Lil Wayne on half a dozen songs based on one silly comment Wayne made when he was clearly stoned. One song maybe, but that many? Come on. This has become an urban myth of sorts.

  11. brian jacobs says:

    this isn’t no urban myth. what the fuck is going on. they are sending messages to certain ones to try to help them get through this shit. you wouldn’t understand anything even if the same shit they talk about started happening to you. I feel like im the only one out here. im being railroaded trapped in this bullshit and thinking death is the only way out. im stuck in this time warp shit and been cursed since birth. I live this magic city shit but cant find nothing good about it. been locked up 29 times and half of them was a set up. I live in Naptown. was born on 8/1/86. my own family out to get me. friends are faks as fuck. how is this shit happening to me. my parents sell me out? shit that is happening is not real. I never imagined this shit I see was possible. like women with magic and witchcraft and all this shit. I don’t know who sent me but theres a message tryin to be sent to me and I cant figure it out. im going crazy. ppl think im skitzofrinic. trust me they almost make me believe it but not even close. these signs are obvious and blatant. the rap god stuck in the time portal and even if helping one person out there would be worth it in your lyrics slim is what you said. weezy you said I know what they don’t want to tell you, just hope your heavensent and hellproof. here I am, I don’t see anybody around here going what I go through and its all being hid from me and lied to. all music no matter what genre is sending same messages. Helllllppppp. make music more clear so I know how to escape. I feel like my time is running out and im being followed everywhere. im on a railroad to hell. brian Jacobs. indpls in

  12. brian jacobs says:

    I got a scar across my eye where it looks like ive been branded. ive been jumped a cpl times for no reason to where almost died. the law has railroaded me and tried to keep me in the system forever. there so much shit I cant explain. I feel like its all a game and im stuck in it with no help at all. all the music ive listened to Is now becoming a nightmare because once you start seeing it then I start believing it no matter how much I keep trying to ignore it. what have I got myself into and why me. I wake up in hospitals knowing they planted shit inside my head and face. I feel like a robot now with no control. who am I, what do they want and why am I here. im trying to understand what mark twain was talking about but I cant find my purpose and it wont stop til I find out why and what to do. everything seems fake to me. nobody is real out here. and how the fuck are these robots taking over. where are the real at. Im ready for war but am I really here by myself. tupac me against the world was real shit. and when ppl like him start seeing the bull shit is why they disappear. my 3rd eye is opening and im fresh in this shit trying to figure it out. im waking up to a whole new world and im lost as fuck. they couldn’t brain wash me and now my eyes are waking up for a whole new purpose im struggling to put together. and ya they like to kick when you down. its a dirty dirty game out here. Get ready for war cus its been here

  13. brian jacobs says:

    Em said keep giving them hell as long as im living and here I am. FUCK EM. vision is my most powerful weapon. that’s why they tried to take my eyes away. had to sew my ear back on. broke my nose enough times to where its back to normal. they starting to realize they only made me stronger. they creating a monster. that’s why I feel death around the corner. they try to live forever cuz they know my army waiting on them in their next life. I been sent here to suffer and damn im starting to like it. im just now waking up I feel like at age 29. I relate to music so much in my life but if you know what they don’t want to tell me then why you being scared weezy. respect Eminem cus he lets his nuts hang. IM here to say im out here and im listening. I need more music. 96.3 in naptown. ill be listening as long as im living. somebody knows something I don’t but I guarantee they sweating more than I. no fear this way. and I guarantee nobody around here that ive seen has the vision like I have. im just a little retarted and having trouble putting the pieces together. along with amnesia and all the other bullshit they keep hitting me with. somebody just point me in the right direction. too many ppl are scared. I just wish I knew what everyone else did….

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