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Eminem era: Eminem as movie star
Best Lyric: "Food stamps don't buy diapers, and there's no movie/There's no Mekhi Phifer. This is my life."
What makes the video great: Yes, Eminem is playing a character, Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith, in this song from the film ‘8 Mile,” but the urgency both the song and video portray feel intensely personal and autobiographical, including the part about being a stranger to his daughter (something Eminem has seemingly worked very hard to remedy since those early years). A combo of movie footage and concert footage, the quick cuts work perfectly with the increasing agita the character feels.