Eminem - The Ringer Lyrics

[*plane crashing*]

Yeah, yo I'm just gonna write down my first thoughts and see where this takes me, 'cause I feel like I wanna punch the world in the fuckin' face right now

Yeah, let me explain just how to make greatness
Straight out the gate, I'm 'bout to break it down
Ain't no mistakes allowed, but make no mistake I'm 'bout
To rape the alphabet, I may raise some brows
If I press the issue just to get the anger out (brrr)
Full magazine could take Staples out
Savage, but ain't thinkin' 'bout no bank account
But, bitch, I'm off the chain like Kala Brown

Motherfucker, shut the fuck up when I'm talkin', lil' bitch
I'm sorry, wait, what's your talent?
Oh, critiquin' my talent?
Oh, bitch, I don't know who the fuck y'all are
To give a sub-par bar, even have an opinion or view
You mention me, millions of views, attention in news
I mention you, lose-lose for me, win-win for you
Billions of views, your ten cents are two
Skim through the music to give shit reviews
To get clicks, but, bitch, you just lit the fuse
Don't get misconstrued, business as us'
Shit-list renewed so get shit to do
Or get dissed 'cause I just don't get what the fuck half the shit is that you're listenin' t-to
Do you have any idea how much I hate this choppy flow
Everyone copies though? Probably no
Get this fuckin' audio out my Audi yo, adios
I can see why people like Lil Yachty, but not me though
Not even dissin', it just ain't for me
All I am simply is just an MC
Maybe "Stan" just isn't your cup of tea
(Get it)
Maybe your cup's full of syrup and lean
Maybe I need to stir up shit
Preferably shake the world up if it were up to me
Paul wants me to chill, y'all want me to ill
I should eat a pill, probably I will
Old me killed the new me, watch him bleed to death
I breathe on the mirror, I don't see my breath
Possibly I'm dead, I must be possessed
Like an evil spell, I'm E-V-I-L (evil, but spelled)

Jam a Crest Whitestrip in the tip of my dick with an ice pick
Stick it in a vice grip, hang it on a spike fence
Bang it with a pipe wrench
While I take my ballsack and flick it like a light switch
Like vice-president Mike Pence
Back up on my shit in a sidekick as I lay it on a spike strip

These are things that I'd rather do than hear you on a mic
Since nine-tenths of your rhyme is about ice and
Jesus Christ, man, how many times is someone gonna fuck on my bitch?
(Fuck my side chick!)

You won't ever see Em icy, but as cold as I get on the M-I-C
I polarize shit so the Thames might freeze
And your skull might split like I bashed you upside it
Bitch, I got the club on smash like a nightstick (yeah)

Turn down for what? I ain't loud enough
Nah, turn the valium up!
'Cause I don't know how I'm gonna get your mouths to shut
Now, when it doesn't matter what caliber I spit at
I'll bet a hundred thousand bucks
You'll turn around and just be like, "Man, how the fuck sourpuss gonna get mad just 'cause his album sucks?
And now he wants to take it out on us"

But last week, an ex-fan mailed me a copy
Of The Mathers LP to tell me to study
It'll help me get back to myself and she'll love me (ooh-ooh)
I mailed the bitch back and said if I did that
I'd just be like everyone else in the fucking industry
Especially an effing Recovery clone of me

So finger-bang, chicken wang, MGK, Igg' Azae'
Lil Pump, Lil Xan imitate Lil Wayne
I should aim at everybody in the game, pick a name
I'm fed up with being humble
And rumor is I'm hungry, I'm sure you heard bumblings
I heard you wanna rumble like an empty stomach
I heard your mumblin' but it's jumbled in mumbo-jumbo
The era that I'm from will pummel you
That's what it's comin' to
What the fuck you're gonna do when you run into it?
I'm gonna crumble you and I'll take a number two
And dump on you if you ain't Joyner
If you ain't Kendrick or Cole or Sean then you're a goner
I'm 'bout to bring it to anyone in this bitch who want it
I guess when you walk into BK you expect a Whopper
You can order a Quarter Pounder when you go to McDonald's
But if you're lookin' to get a porterhouse you better go get Revival
But y'all are acting like I tried to serve you up a slider
Maybe the vocals should have been auto-tuned
And you would have bought it
But sayin' I no longer got it
'Cause you missed a lot and never caught it
'Cause it went over your head, because you're too stupid to get it
'Cause you're mentally retarded, but pretend to be the smartest
With your expertise and knowledge, but you'll never be an artist
And I'm harder on myself than you could ever be regardless
What I'll never be is flawless, all I'll ever be is honest
Even when I'm gone they're gonna say I brought it
Even when I hit my forties like a fuckin' alcoholic
With a bottle full of malt liquor
But I couldn't bottle this shit any longer
The fact that I know that I'ma hit my bottom
If I don't pull myself from the jaws of defeat and rise to my feet
I don't see why y'all even started with me
I get in beefs, my enemies die
I don't cease fire 'til at least all are deceased
I'm east side, never be caught slippin'
Now you see why I don't sleep
Not even a wink, I don't blink
I don't doze off, I don't even nod to the beats
I don't even close my fuckin' eyes when I sneeze

"Aw, man! That BET cypher was weak, it was garbage
The Thing ain't even orange—oh my God, that's a reach!"
Shout to all my colorblind people, each and every one of y'all
If you call a fire engine green, aquamarine
Or you think water is pink
"Dawg, that's a date," "Looks like an olive to me"
"Look, there's an apple!" "No it's not, it's a peach!"

So finger-bang, Pootie Tang
Burger King, Gucci Gang, dookie, dang
Charlamagne gonna hate anyway
Doesn't matter what I say
Give me Donkey of the Day
What a way for 2018 to get underway
But I'm gonna say everything that I wanna say
Welcome to the slaughterhouse, bitch! (yeah)
Invite them in like a One A Day
I'm not done (preach)
'Cause I feel like the beast of burden
That line in the sand, was it even worth it?
'Cause the way I see people turning's
Is makin' it seem worthless
It's startin' to defeat the purpose
I'm watchin' my fan base shrink to thirds
And I was just tryin' to do the right thing, but word
Has the court of public opinion reached a verdict
Or still yet to be determined?
'Cause I'm determined to be me, critiqued or worshiped
But if I could go back I'd at least reword it
And say I empathize with the people this evil serpent
Sold the dream to that he's deserted

But I think it's workin'
These verses are makin' him a wee bit nervous
And he's too scurred to answer me with words
'Cause he knows that he will lyrically get murdered
But I know at least he's heard it
'Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service
To meet in person to see if I really think of hurtin' him
Or ask if I'm linked to terrorists
I said, "Only when it comes to ink and lyricists"
But my beef is more media journalists
(Hold up, hold up, hold up…)
I said my beef is more meaty, a journalist
Can get a mouthful of flesh
And, yes, I mean eating a penis
'Cause they been pannin' my album to death
So I been givin' the media fingers
Don't wanna turn this to a counseling sesh
But they been puttin' me through the ringer
So, I ain't ironin' shit out with the press
But I just took this beat to the cleaners

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Eminem The Ringer Comments
  1. rasta a

    "possibly I'm dead, I must be possessed, like an evil spell I'm E-V-I-L!!" 🔥 he's to much for y'all

  2. Logan Toyzan

    "Im about to rape the alphabet"

  3. DavidRamsay92

    Come on every eminem song is a straight masterpiece now whose with me....

  4. The Left can't Meme

    "ooooh he called Trump agent orange!"

    That is funny though.

    Better name is 🎶you're President and mine, 2020 for a second time🎶

  5. Taylor Comer

    Snot mike up puffed he

  6. too busy

    Only 5 million????????
    Venom~400 million
    Lucky you~200 million
    Fall~200 million
    Killshot~350 million
    *Not Alike~4 million*
    *Greatest~3 million*
    Seems bit too less. Whatup people???
    Kamikaze was a crazy album. Top 4 for me all time.

  7. Yonkaboo Exkaboo

    Eminem literally hit hyper speed and went beyond the hyperbole with his lyricism and wordplay.

  8. onlyht

    turn the valium up pls

  9. ViralPanti _

    Don't you dare to mess with NF

  10. Level1up Chi_town420

    Goat bruh🎤🎵🎶💪🔥🔥🔥💯

  11. Rich McNamara

    3:23...begin systematic destruction of the rap game ...
    See full albulm of music to be murdered by for complete results

  12. RS Matt

    The only reason Eminem has lungs is because he needs to donate them to MGK when he tries to rap as fast as em.

  13. Jason Gordon

    Is em my landlord then how would I no I'm crazy I talk to shit that ain't there finger bang anyone it's an offer you can be number one I'll be number two your a piss stain and I'm a giant turd sack

  14. AL Tutorials

    Eminem published The Ringer Song
    Lil Pump left the chat :P

  15. AL Tutorials

    RAP G.O.A.T

  16. Slavicdash94

    Anyone else hearing "how many times is someone gonna f*** a mic b****?" Instead of "how many times is someone gonna f*** on my b****?"

  17. El odence cd

    Whats wrong with me or why there isn’t the original ringer by eminem in youtube

  18. HU Trollxic

    Whenever i play this song and hear the words "the era i come from will pummel you" i always imagine all these OGs who are still in the game making a 15-20 minute long diss on those mumblers and like, one after another going out on stage and spitting. That would maybe be the most epic shit I would see in my life.

  19. mnd

    He's simply a living legend... been a fan since 1999.

  20. Gabriel Castillo

    MGK will go down in history as the guy who pissed off Eminem to levels not usually seen in him. Also as the only one who attacked him with an exclusive diss track, and as the one who named his daughter (and more than once) both in tweets and in songs without Eminen managing to end his career... as he had already sentenced him in his famous Killshot in September 2018.

  21. Mrmjg Mrmjg

    This shit is rap on steroids

  22. Mario Tena

    The “rape the alphabet , I might raise some browse” was absolutely idiotic. In a good way. Em you’re genius so talented GG!

  23. JJtheOP

    rapped to this first attempt messed up a little on the fast part

  24. OriginalSubaruWngsta

    I love how he weaves his lyrics. There is what you hear and immediately hits you. Then there is the "aftermath" of what you just heard, and the initial impact, turns into 2, 3, or more meanings and purposes of why he said or how he says what he does. He's like a mad lyric scientists. You can dissect what he spits its f*ck*ng anatomically purposed to mind f*ck people. It's absolutely genius and incredible. Most of us won't ever or even be able to comprehend what he is meaning to interpret. On some real SH*T...

  25. Cameron Spalding

    The Ringer or Premonition

  26. De'Ron Davis

    313 all damm day dogg!!! Im from 8mile marktwain.

  27. Kc Sepia

    Sorry, u lost fans, but you just gained a new one! Stay the faith, keep the lyrics flowing, this girl is also all-knowing! Tanx for da balls, in a balls less era! Koolaid slurping nation catchin a ride at the Trump train station ...

  28. Bazzlefield

    Overall best (Meaning most versatile/good in ALL categories) - 2Pac
    Best Flow - Biggie
    Best Lyricist - Eminem
    Best or most influential/game changer - Rakim
    Best Storyteller - Ghost with Nas just behind him
    Best non-fiction OG - Biggie ofc but since he's on list Scarface goes here
    Best Personality (one all hip hop heads know of) Method and/or Busta
    Best at being something they aren't - Jay-Z and/or 50
    Best group - Easy one Pharcyde and/or Ghetto boys
    Best rap singer - Nate
    Best British rapper - Skinnyman (if you never heard of Skinnyman check out "council estate of mind" "day to day basis" or "None of them") Real british hip hop man not that shit grime (not all grime is bad, here have this cos you read this far and I like you... "giggs - talkin da hardest")
    Best hip hop these days? - Ah man tricky but GRAMATIK is where you can find something that can hit you where you live

    I Eat PeArS And Shiii Like Dat

    Love it dude. Also em is sooooo diverse and his double entrendes go over peoples heads like fucking frisbees

  29. Bazzlefield

    Best lyricist that's ever lived so far. There is NO-ONE better FULL STOP.

    Fuck me is anyone even close?

  30. boom i think

    searched up lil pump to make fun of him and this showed up, didn't know it was Eminem and i though pump changd cuz eminem dissed him

  31. Adam G

    0:37 me talking to my therapist


    Straight up!!!! ....im a color blind person whos starting to see / know about that fire engine green

  33. S̷H̷I̷L̷L̷S̷V̷S̷H̷I̷L̷L̷S̷

    🔥 fire.

    Earth is flat

  34. I only disliked because the lyrics in the video arent 100% correct.

  35. Will Mooney

    should abeen autotuned then ya woulda bought it alllaahhbbvvvpff

  36. Derek Turner

    Came along way from 8 mile Slim hates his new stuff 🤬

  37. Sanchit Varshney

    3:23 best part, period.

  38. Matthew Ramey

    Who's still here in 2020 😂 reminds me of the song believe in Revival and now we have music to be murdered by shows all the fake stans who have to go listen to revival.

  39. Vee Gee

    Man.. Em said, he was going to just to wait when the time was right to FUCK Errybody UP!! He did that! He IS the GOAT!

  40. Rameeshah

    Maybe "Stan" just isn't your cup of tea
    Maybe your cup's full of syrup and lean🔥🔥

  41. Jerry Funtila

    this is crazy



  43. Aaryan U

    2:55 _the slaughter starts_

  44. Zhaih Xachara

    MGK: Cant tell the difference between a diss track and a song
    Nick cannon: can't tell the difference between a piece of trash and a diss track

  45. Sary Ojyr

    Best Black rapper mthfker)))

    Straws The Plk

    That would be Lloyd Banks don't @me

  46. Khalnayak Shah

    if getting old means this, I'm guilty being young

  47. Evan Jensen


  48. Subir Nigam

    "You won't ever see Em icy but as cold as I get on the M-I-C, I polarize shit so the Thames might freeze"!!!! Legenary Slim!!!! Great job on the lyrics video @Shady Media

  49. Orlando Garcia

    God: Eminem you are the best at rapping. Eminem:no I ain’t I’m a god bit#h.( sings the ringer)

  50. Zee Blazin


  51. Captain Cooters

    fuck lil pump and lil xan

  52. Son Goku

    "An effing recovery clone of me"
    NF-ing recovery CLONE of me
    God damn he dissed NF too? Why??

    Michael Tavares

    People were comparing NF to him, so he's telling NF "know your place". Essentially saying "dont get ahead of yourself, we're not on the same level. You couldn't compete w/ me if you tried."

    Jane Foster

    This song makes me not like eminem

  53. bj71000

    If Em is on your song, you're the feature.

    Straws The Plk

    Go listen to every song he's on with Lloyd banks then if you believe what u just said

  54. rory rory

    this tune is soo underated - its a masterpiece

  55. Big Shit

    Lil pump facing eminem is like a Pitt bull facing a leopard

  56. ps1k0

    "You wont ever see Em icy,
    But as cold as i get on the M I C"
    It was at this point, i was i began to pay attention. Holy shit! His word play is on a completely different level that cant be reached without a cheat code. Im saying, if you went to his house, the only book youd find are dictionaries, thesaurus, and encyclopedia britannicas.

    Straws The Plk

    Word play nice but Lloyd banks better at it and more lyrical

    Adam G

    Straws The Plk lol stfu idiot


    Or he just uses his phone or computer... lmao


    LL.Banks is super dope, but nah Straws... nahhhh.

  57. Hybrid

    Eminem is like Jason...

    Pops up once a year to murder everyone.

  58. TheJPSouza

    Eminem never disappoints

  59. Randy Longstreet

    The Thames River hasn't frozen in over two hundred years. That's a solid reference, Em. One for us nerddsss.

  60. Christian Stokes

    Rap God is almost at 1 Billion views!

  61. Breakdown God

    So he’s talking about guys drinking lean when he rapped about doing coke, Meth, Heroin, pain pills ??? This dude is such a dam hater smh acting like all of his music he put out had great content. What about ya rape songs ??

  62. codeP08

    Yo, if that shit about a fan mailing him the Mathers LP and him mailing her back saying what he says here he said is true, he truly is a fuckin baller.

  63. mister cookie monster

    Rap like gasm and I'm currently having boners

  64. White Fang Ruma

    *So Finger-bang, Chicken Wang, MGK, Igg' Azae', Lil Pump, Lil Xan imitate Lil Wayne I should aim at everybody in the game, pick a name!🔥🔥🔥*

  65. M. Umer Sulman


  66. Ben Gursky

    em slays this one down for the millionth time. "Whats your talent? Oh thats right critiquing my talent" "lose lose for me" --- he's right ya know

    and he hates that choppy flow lol

  67. AbdulMajeed Ghareeb

    Top 3 in kamikaze

  68. Makeveli The Don

    I don’t see why y’all even started with me , i get in beefs , my enemies die🔥✊🏻

  69. Mr T

    Ain't ironing things out with this press but I just took the beat to the cleaners...... Murdahhhh

  70. Abull Cutek

    2:30 uhh uhhh the best line of this song


    Put some Respek on Trump’s name!

    Christian Stokes

    Fuck no

  72. Isabel Murillo

    dam that shii goes hard

  73. Aflay

    3:23 The verbal minigun

  74. Jerry Cerros

    Shady lp was his best work.....


    Eminem show

  75. Robert w

    How does this not have 100mil views

  76. Emilio Velazquez

    Ima use these verses for my girl whenever she gets me mad lmao 👌

  77. Juno Jang

    everybody warned nick... and look at him.

  78. Window10 Tutorial

    Prayer for :

    Iggy zae
    Lil yachty
    Lil pump
    Lil xan
    Lil wayne
    Young Man
    Nick Cannon

  79. King Koose

    I tried to not close my eyes while I sneeze. Thanks em

  80. Marianne Pender

    With love

  81. DASK official

    3:14 triple tempo

  82. Daniel Volosin

    This beat is godly...

  83. Austin Fuhs

    Eminem’s line “I’m watching my fan base shrink to thirds and I was just trying to do the right thing” lol Mathers you did do the right thing only people that like you is dying off and this new generation is dumb only a very select few of the new generation isn’t into the garbage that other rappers are putting out keep up your shit until we all die off

  84. Austin Fuhs

    So finger bang chicken wang mgk iggazae lil pump lil xan imitate lil Wayne I should just aim at everybody in the game pick a name... yanno everybody just stfu and leave Eminem alone 😂

  85. Yung God

    He dissed NF in the song...😡😐😑

  86. GHOUL Ap

    0:37 *Whenever my best friend interrupts*

    Shafiq Salleh

    truth XD

  87. corey harrison

    The true rap God

  88. Susie Navarro

    ..."since nine tenths of your rhyme is about ice and Jesus Christ,man..." Shots fired at NF

  89. Killshot 2020

    I don’t give a fuck anymore nothing I do matters anymore

  90. jason yt

    Is it just me, I hope not but I like how he says “motherfucker, shut the fuck up when I’m talkin’, lil’ bitch,”

  91. stitch 123

    So if your EMINEM your gonna pretend that your character is MGK then you die so then you think thats what MGK should do

  92. stitch 123

    I know why your playing dead by daylight

  93. Karen Tiedemann

    Teach and edit. PLAY HARD.

  94. Jaca Randa

    Ok I’m learning this !!!!!

  95. Politicity

    dr suess is turning in his grave

  96. Shady Media

    If y'all are interested, i'll be streaming daily over on Twitch! I'll mainly be playing Dead By Daylight, so be sure to drop a follow, it'd be appreciated a lot!

    Killshot 2020

    Shady Media me and em are a lot alike we had a shitty life when we were both young and now we’re both really popular and well liked on YouTube and in the world

    Ryan P

    You sure, gonna take work off for that shit. You are just another guy but with mad skill. Sobriety is important to you, that's what I admire most because it's hard. Don't get me wrong I have every Album and I listen daily.

    Donny The video panda

    Get this week shit outta here

    Jyle Jacobson

    Awesome! DBD is fucking awesome