My Life: 50 & Eminem

My life, my life
Makes me wanna run away
There’s no place to go, no place to go
All the confusion
It’s an illusion like a movie
Got nowhere to go
Nowhere to run and hide
No matter how hard I try

-Adam Levine in “My Life”

I was watching Lecrae’s latest video, “Mayday,” which premiered on MTV2 recently. After “Mayday” – “My Life” by 50 Cent came on. I was struck by how real and honest the song was– and how sad it was. I know at times in my life, I definitely felt everything Adam Levine sings.

I can’t say that I can relate to everything 50 & Eminem are rapping about. However, I think Eminem killed it in this song. I’ve always really liked Eminem- like I totally respect his passion and I appreciate that he’s so raw. Both 50 & Eminem have had some tough things happen in their life- I’m not going to pretend to know what exactly all those things are. In the song Eminem goes on to say…

I swear to God I put my heart and soul into this more than anybody knows
I’m trapped, so all I do is rap, but everytime I rap I’m more trapped
And I rap myself right into this bubble, uh oh, I guess it’s bubble wrap
This is like a vicious cycle, my life’s in a crisis
Christ, how was I supposed to know shit would turn up like it did?
Feels like I’m going psycho again and I might just blow my lid
I almost wish that I would have never made Recovery, kid
Cause I’m running in circles with… My life…

I wish the songs were featured in reverse order on MTV2 or that after “My Life,” “Mayday” always played. I just want anyone who’s feeling lost and overwhelmed and hopeless to know-

Help is just one prayer away
Don’t be afraid to say,

“For anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” -Romans 10:28


2 responses to “My Life: 50 & Eminem”

  1. Your are so obsessed with LeCrae Katie! ha ha.

    I’ll have you know that in one of my hip hop classes recently, we danced to LeCrae – The Lucky Ones. It was really cool, and that teacher is a Christian, and she stopped the class to talk about the lyrics, it was pretty awesome.

    1. Tracy! I do listen to music other than Lecrae these days ;) But I’m super encouraged by the 116/Reach Records movement. I would LOVE to see this dance you speak of… youtube video!? #justsayin. Hope we can catch each other to talk sometime soon!! :)

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