The latest 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records is set for release this week, and as it turns out, Eminem has set yet another record. He’s now the world record holder for the Most Words In a Song for his tune “Rap God,” which clocks in at 1,560 words in only 6 minutes!
In “Rap God,” Mr. Mathers spits bars at lightning speed on everything from inducting Run-D.M.C. into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Norse Gods to maxi pads to the word “gay,” all in an effort to prove his supremacy over any rapper looking at him like it’s “lunchtime.”
His mocking use of the word “gay” caught flack over what some considered to be homosexual slurs. But Eminem defended himself in Rolling Stone:
“Not saying it’s wrong or it’s right, but at this point in my career – man, I say so much sh*t that’s tongue-in-cheek… I poke fun at other people, myself. But the real me sitting here right now talking to you has no issues with gay, straight, transgender, at all.”
Eminem’s “Rap God”:
Other notable artists join Eminem in the Guinness Book of World Records for various distinctions:
Metallica is the First and Only Band to Perform on All Seven of the Earth’s Continents – yes that includes Antarctica! (Apparently, they performed for penguins).
Miley Cyrus, unsurprisingly, is the Most Searched-For Pop Star on the Internet. Thanks to no small amount of twerking, tongue wagging, zany sexualized antics, and that nude wrecking ball video, Miley has distinguished herself for always being able to grab a headline.
One Direction (watch out Justin Bieber!), is the First Act to Debut at Number One with First Three Albums, Midnight Memories, Up All Night and Take Me Home.
Shakira beat Rihanna as theMost ‘Liked’ Person on Facebook, earning her her 100 millionth fan ‘like’ – which breaks yet another record. Hey, somebody has to beat Rihanna’s Navy, why not Shaki?
And let’s give it up for Katy Perry for being the Musician with The Most Twitter Followers (52,463,838).
Now back to our rap god. Besides having the most words in a song, the Detroit native has earned many other honors of late, including being the first rapper to perform at Wembley and the first rapper to receive two Digital Single Diamond Awards (for “Love The Way You Lie” and “Not Afraid”).
After 13 Grammy career wins, eight cult-followed albums, and 115 million albums and singles sold; word on the street is that Slim Shady will soon be dropping another album, Shady XV. But it is Eminem’s astounding lyricism and acrobatic wordplay that makes him one of the most revered MCs of all time.
Out of everything Eminem is; a rap god, a rebel, a satirist, a lyricist, a pioneer, a producer, a businessman, and now a Guinness World Record Holder, he has never stopped being one thing – himself. As he told Rolling Stone:
“I don’t know how else to say this, I still look at myself the same way that I did when I was battling and broke.”