Coverafbeelding Eminem - Darkness
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  •   3 wkn Tipparade
  •   2020

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.

Ook op zijn volgende album, Music To Be Murdered By, werkt hij samen met Ed Sheeran. Eminem dropt het album in januari 2020 als grote verrassing met daarop ook een samenwerking met de overleden rapper Juice Wrld. De eerste single van het album wordt Darkness.

Songtekst

I don't wanna be alone
I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
Anymore (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Here I am, alone again
Can't get out of this hole I'm in
It's like the walls are closin' in
You can't help me, no one can
I can feel these curtains closin'
I go to open 'em
But something pulls 'em closed again (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Feels like I'm loathing in Las Vegas
Haven't got the vaguest why I'm so lost
But I'd make you this small wager
If I bet you I'll be in tomorrow's paper
Who would the odds favor (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

I'm so much like my father
You would think that I knew him
I keep pacin' this room
Valium, then chase it with booze
One little taste, it'll do
Maybe I'll take it and snooze
Then tear up the stage in a few (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Fuck the Colt 45
I'ma need somethin' stronger
If I pop any caps
It better be off of vodka
Round after round after round
I'm gettin' loaded
That's a lot of shots, huh (Double entendre) (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

And I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness (Yeah)
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
Anymore (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Now I'm starin' at the room service menu off a benzo
I can hear the music continue to crescendo
I can see the whole fuckin' venue from my window
That's when you know you're schizo (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Cause I keep peekin' out the curtain from the hotel
The music is so loud
But it's almost as though I don't hear no sound
I should get ready for the show now
Wait, is this the whole crowd
I thought this shit was sold out (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

But it's only the opening act
It's early, don't overreact
Then something told me: relax
And just hope for the show to be packed
Don't wanna hit the stage
Before they fill each row to the max
Cause that'd be totally wacked
You can't murder a show nobody's at (Hello darkness, my old friend)

But what if nobody shows
Panic mode, 'bout to snap and go motherfuckin'
Wacko at any second
'bout to cancel the show
Just as fans below rush the entrance
Plan is a go to wreck shit
Cameras in all directions (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

The press is 'bout to go ape shit
Bananas on all the networks
Commando with extra clips
I got ammo for all the hecklers
I'm armed to the teeth
Another Valium, fall off the bed
Hit the ground and crawl to the dresser
Alcohol on my breath as I reach for the scope
I'm blackin' out, I'm all out of meds
With them benzodiazepines gone
Now it's just magazines sprawled out on the floor
Fuck the media
I'm goin' all out, this is war (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

And I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness (Yeah)
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
Anymore (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

People start to show up
Time to start the show up
It's 10:05 PM
And the curtain starts to go up
And I'm already sweatin'
But I'm locked and loaded
For rapid fire spittin'
For all the concert-goers
Scopes for sniper vision
Surprise from out of nowhere
As I slide the clip in
From inside the hotel
Leanin' out the window
Going Keyser Söze
Finger on the trigger
But I'm a licensed owner
With no prior convictions
So law says sky's the limit
So my supply's infinite
Strapped like I'm a soldier
Got 'em hopping over
Walls and climbing fences
Some of them John Travolta
Staying alive by inches (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Cops are knockin', oh fuck
Thought I blocked the entrance
Guess show time is over
No suicide note, just a note for target distance
But if you'd like to know the
Reason why I did this
You'll never find a motive (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Truth is I have no idea
I am just as stumped
No signs of mental illness
Just tryin' to show ya
The reason why we're so fucked
Cause by the time it's over
Won't make the slightest difference (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

And I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
I don't wanna be alone
In the darkness
Anymore (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

Yeah, we do have some breaking news from the Associated Press right now. Just gonna bring that up, because we're hearing. (Come to talk with you again)
We have told you that the shooter is dead and we have just learned that police are saying that the Las Vegas shooter killed himself. (Hello, darkness, my old friend)

And that is the bartender there at Mandalay Bay and I believe we're going to hear more from her. (Come to talk with you again)

Yeah, we just wanted to share that with you. You can see behind me here: this is what he looks like. Now we did just tell you that police just earlier ... Metro was telling us that he killed himself inside the hotel room.

Hello, darkness, my old friend
Come to talk with you again
Hello, darkness, my old friend
Come to talk with you again
Hello, darkness, my old friend
Come to talk with you again
Hello, darkness, my old friend
Come to talk with you again

Songinformatie

ArtiestEminem
Titel Darkness
Lengte 5:37
Componist(en) Paul Simon · Marshall Mathers · Ryan Montgomery · Luis Resto
Producer(s) Eminem, Luis Resto, Royce Da 5'9"
Platenlabel Shady Records
Catalogusnr digital download [albumtrack]
Hoogste positie UK 17
Hoogste positie US --
Album Music to Be Murdered By


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