My Name Is
The song that announced Eminem's arrival pairs slurred Dr Dre beats with celebrity-bashing rhymes about Kris Kross, Pamela Anderson and Usher. At one point Em threatens to impregnate a Spice Girl. Potent stuff that was inescapable.
Eminem's finest moment comes as he impersonates a deranged fan who stuffs his girlfriend into the boot of a car then drives off a bridge while Dido sings mournfully in the background. Eminem's fourth verse, an attempt to reason with Stan, still hits emotional buttons nearly 15 years on.
The Way I Am (2000)
"I'm not Mr Friendly, I can be a prick," declares Eminem on his angriest five minutes that serves as a direct attack against his critics. Media, radio DJs, family members and fans who ask him for autographs in toilets all get a serve on his ultimate middle finger anthem.
Lose Yourself (2002)
The Grammy-winning song from Eminem's 8 Mile movie is a battle cry for anyone who has stared fear in the face and survived. One of Em's most uplifting moments, it details his character's rise from a mobile home battle rapper to a globetrotting superstar. Hmmm, remind you of anyone?
Rap God (2013)
The best moment on last year's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album came in the frenetic fury of Rap God which finds Eminem showing off his split personalities over a blistering six minutes. "I'm beginning to feel like a rap God," declares Em on the hook.
Listen to Eminem's Five Finest Moments + Songs From Rapture Festival
Warning: Some songs contain explicit language.
Check out iHeartRadio's 2014 Rapture Festival playlist.