D 12
My Band 
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Original Translation of Slang

(Eminem)
I don't know, dude. I think everybody is all jealous and shit
'cause I'm like the lead singer of the band, dude.
And I think everybody's got a frickin' problem with me dude,
and they need to take it up with me after the show. Because. . .

CHORUS
These chicks don't even know the name of my band,
But they're all over me like they want to hold hands,
'Cause once I blow they'll know that I'll be the man,
all because I'm the lead singer of my band.

 

(Eminem)
I don't know, man. I think everybody is completely jealous
because I'm the lead singer of the band, man.
And I think everybody's got a big problem with me, man,
and they need to talk to me about it after the show. Because. . .

CHORUS
These girls don't even know the name of my band,
But they are coming close to me like they want to hold hands,
Because once I rap they'll know that I am the important one,

all because I'm the lead singer of my band.

So I get offstage, right? I drop the mic,
Walk up to these hot chicks, then I'm all like,
"'Sup, ladies? My name's Slim Shady,
I'm the lead singer in D12, baby." They're all like
"Oh my God it's him, Becky, oh my fricking God it's Eminem."
"I swear to fricking God dude, you fricking rock,
Please won't you please let me suck your cock?"
"Not right now, the rest of the fellas get jealous,
'Specially when I drop the beat and do my acapellas"
All the chicks start yelling, all the hot babes
throw their bras and their shirts and their panties onstage,
So like every single night they pick a fight with me,
But when we fight it's kind a like sibling rivalry,
'cause they're back on stage the next night with me,
Dude, I just think you're trying to steal the light from me.
Yesterday Kuniva tried to pull a knife on me,
'cause I told him Jessica Alba's my wife-to-be.
This rock star shit's the life for me,
and all the other guys just despise me because. . .

CHORUS
My band! (repeat 8 times)

 

So I get offstage, right? I drop the microphone,
Walk up to these sexy girls, then I say,
"What's happening, ladies? My name's Slim Shady,
I'm the lead singer in D12 baby." They say,
"Oh my God it's him, Becky, I can't believe it, it's Eminem."
"Honestly, man, you are really great,
Please won't you please let me give you oral sex?"
"Not right now, the rest of the men get jealous,
Especially when I sing without musical accompaniment"
All the girls start yelling, all the sexy women
throw their bras and their shirts and their panties onstage,
So every single night they start a fight with me,
But when we fight it's similar to the fights between brothers and sisters,
because they're back on stage the next night with me,
Man, I just think you're trying to get the attention that should be mine.
Yesterday Kuniva tried to stab me with a knife,
because I told him Jessica Alba is going to be my wife.
Being a rock star is a great life for me,
and all the other guys just hate me because. . .

CHORUS
My band! (repeat 8 times)

(Swifty)
You just want to see a nigga backwards don't you?
Ain't that? How come we don't rap off proceeds?
Smash these vocals and do a performance,
but we in a van, and he in a tour bus.
You don't want my autograph, you'se a liar,
and naw, I'm Swift, "Oh, I thought you were Kuniva."
And what the hell is wrong with our dressing room?
'cause our shit is looking smaller than a decimal.
See, I know how to rap, it's simple but
all I did was read a Russell Simmons book.
So I'm more intact, trying to get on the map,
doing jumping jacks while getting whipped on my back

 

(Swifty)
You just want to see a black man at a disadvantage/leaving don't you?
Isn't that true? Why don't we get the profits from rapping?
We do great vocals and do a performance,
but we are traveling in a van, and he's on a tour bus.
You don't want my autograph, you are a liar,
and no, I'm Swift, "Oh, I thought you were Kuniva."
And what the hell (emphasis) is wrong with our dressing room?
Because it is really tiny.
Understand, I know how to rap, it's simple but
all I did was read a Russell Simmons book.
So I'm more intact, trying to get people to know my name,
doing jumping jacks while getting whipped on my back

(Kuniva, Kon Artis, Eminem)
K: Look at Em, little punk ass, thinking he the shit
KA: Yeah I know man, by himself takin' all the flicks.
K: Hey, I thought we had an interview with DJ Clue
E: No I had an interview, not you two.
K: You gon' be late for soundcheck
KA: Man, I ain't going to soundcheck
K: Man, our mics is screwed up,
KA: And his always sound best
You know what, man? I'm a say something
K: Ay'yo Em!
E: You got something to say?
KA: Man, nothing.
K: I thought you was about tell him off, man, wassup?
KA: Man, I'm a tell him when I feel like it man. Shut up!
You ain't even back me up, and we supposed to be crew
K: Man I was about to talk right after you, I swear
KA: Man, whatever!
K: I swear, man

CHORUS

 

(Kuniva, Kon Artis, Eminem)
K: Look at Eminmen, that worthless man who thinks he is wonderful
KA: I know, man, he does movies without us.
K: Hey, I thought we had an interview with DJ Clue
E: No I had an interview, not you two.
K: You're going to be late for the soundcheck
KA: Man, I'm not going to soundcheck
K: Man, there is something wrong with our microphones
KA: And his always sound best
You know what, man? I'm going to say something
K: Pay attention, Eminem!
E: Do you have something to say?
KA: Man, nothing.
K: I thought you were about to harshly criticize him, man, why didn't you?
KA: Man, I will tell him when I feel like it, man. Be quiet!
You didn't even support me, and we are supposed to be friends
K: Man, I was going to say something right after you, honestly
KA: Man, well I don't care!
K:
Honestly!

CHORUS

(Proof)
They say the lead singer's
rock, but the group is not
With some sold out arenas to amusement parks
I'm gon' let the world know that Proof is hot
I should cut his mic off when the music starts.
(Eminem) Hey, yo, it's--
Ready to snap on the
dumbass fan,
Every time I hear "Hey dude! I love your band!"
We ain't a band
bitch, we don't play instruments.
So why he get 90 and we only get 10 percent?
And these guys acting funny every area code.
(Eminem) Proof, carry my bag!
Bitch carry your own.
Can't make it to the stage, security in my way.
"Who
the fuck are you, where's Obie and Dre?"
  (Proof)
They say the lead singer's great, but the group is not.
With all the tickets to my shows at arenas and amusement parks sold out
I'm going to let the world know that Proof is great
I should turn his microphone off when the music starts.
(Eminem) Hey, yo, it's-- (his microphone is off)
I'm ready to speak angrily to the stupid fan,
Every time I hear "Hey man! I love your band!"
We are not a band, hateful woman, we don't play instruments.
So why does he get 90 percent of the profits and we only get 10 percent?
And these people are acting strange all over the country.
(Eminem) Proof, carry my bag!
Eminem, you are like a woman! Carry your own bag.
I can't get to the stage, security guards are in my way. They say,
"Who
the fuck (emphasis) are you, where are Obie and Dre?"

(Bizzare)
God damn it, I'm sick of this group,
Time for me to go solo and make some loot.
I told you I made the beats, and wrote all the raps,
Till Kon Artis slipped me some crack.
"Lose Yourself" video? I was in the back.
"Superman" video? I was in the back.
For the media, I got some suggestions,
Fuck Marshall, ask us some questions.
Like "Who's D12?", "How we get started?"
(Female reporter) "But what about Eminem?"
Bitch, are you retarded?
Anyway, I'm the poverished guy in the group.
Big ass stomach, bitches think I'm cute.
50 told me to do sit-ups to get buff,
Did two and a half, then couldn't get up.
Fuck D12, I'm out of this band,
I'm gonna start a group with the Real Roxanne.

(Eminem)
Girl, why can't you see you're the only one for me and it just
tears my ass apart to know that you don't know my band!

CHORUS
My band! (repeat 8 times)

 

(Bizzare)
I'm angry, I'm tired of this group,
Time for me to go solo and make some money.
I told you I made the music, and wrote all the raps,
Till Kon Artis secretly gave me some crack cocaine.
"Lose Yourself" video? I was in the back.
"Superman" video? I was in the back.
For the media, I have got some suggestions,
Forget about Eminem, ask us some questions.
Like "Who's D12?", "How did we get started?"
(Female reporter) "But what about Eminem?"
Hateful woman, are you stupid?
Anyway, I'm the poor man in the group.
I have a very big stomach, girls think I'm cute.
50 Cent told me to do sit-ups to get muscular,
I did two and a half, then couldn't get up.
Forget about D12, I'm leaving this band,
I'm going to start a group with the Real Roxanne.

(Eminem)
Girl why can't you see you're the only one for me and it
really upsets me to know that you don't know my band!

CHORUS
My band! (repeat 8 times)

(Eminem)
I'm the leader of my band.
I get all the girls to take off their underpants.
I'm the lead singer of my band.
My salsa makes all the pretty girls want to dance.
My salsa. Look out for my next single, it's called "My salsa."
My salsa, salsa, salsa, salsa.
My salsa makes all the pretty girls want to dance
and take off their underpants.
My salsa makes all the pretty girls want to dance
and take off their underpants. My salsa.

Where'd everybody go?

 

(Eminem)
I'm the leader of my band.
I get all the girls to take off their underpants.
I'm the lead singer of my band.
My salsa makes all the pretty girls want to dance.
My salsa. Look out for my next single, it's called "My salsa."
My salsa, salsa, salsa, salsa.
My salsa makes all the pretty girls want to dance
and take off their underpants.
My salsa makes all the pretty girls want to dance
and take off their underpants. My salsa.

Where did everybody go?

frickin' polite form of fucking used for emphasis. Unlike fucking, fricking can be said on broadcast television. (does not replace fucking as a verb)
'Sup short for "What's up?"
Slim Shady Eminem's nickname
Jessica Alba beautiful actress best known for her role on the TV show Dark Angel
Russell Simmons
hip hop mogul and entrepreneur, founder of Def Jam Records
jumping jacks a kind of exercise - the participant starts standing with legs together and arms at the sides, then jumps so that the legs go out to the sides and at the same time lifts the hands to clap over the head. Return to original position and repeat until tired.

DJ Clue Artist best known for his mixtapes, also a DJ on WQHT (Hot 97) in New York
soundcheck
microphone check before the concert
Obie and Dre Rapper Obie Trice has recorded with Eminem. Rapper and producer Dr. Dre is Eminem's mentor.
"Lose Yourself" / "Superman" Eminem videos
Marshall Eminem's birth name, Marshall Mathers
50 Rapper 50 Cent, famous for his great body
the Real Roxanne 1980s rapper Adelaida Martinez

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