What's the deal between Eminem and Moby?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Why do they hate each other? I don't get it.



Someone please expalin.
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  • Reply 1 of 66
    When Eminem first came into the mainstream, Moby had a problem with his lyrics and music. SO this dates back a while, not just recently. I think what he did at the VMAs was hilarious.
  • Reply 2 of 66
    From Eminem's Without Me:

    [quote]

    And Moby? You could get stomped by Obie

    You thirty-six year old baldheaded f**, bl*w me

    You don't know me, you're too old, let go

    It's over, nobody listen to techno.<hr></blockquote>



    I'm on Eminem's side for this one. Techno just isn't my thing.



    -Mike
  • Reply 3 of 66
    vargasvargas Posts: 426member
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:

    [QB]When Eminem first came into the mainstream, Moby had a problem with his lyrics and music.



    That would have something to do with them being [email protected]
  • Reply 4 of 66
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    I dunno, MOST rap is ridiculous. Eminem at least realizes this and has some fun with it.
  • Reply 5 of 66
    vargasvargas Posts: 426member
    He's also a hypocrite. He churns out huge reams of homophobic, anti-gay lyrics then at a concert he duets with Elton John. Is he repressing something? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 6 of 66
    [quote]And Moby? You could get stomped by Obie

    You thirty-six year old baldheaded f**, bl*w me

    You don't know me, you're too old, let go

    It's over, nobody listen to techno.<hr></blockquote>



    Eminem tries to suck, right?
  • Reply 7 of 66
    And Moby isn't?
  • Reply 8 of 66
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Please post some of his homophobic lyrics so we can judge for ourselves. People keep mentioning this, but the few songs that have received wide radio airplay don't seem to be all that homophobic to me. Maybe I just have a bad memory?



    Yes, I think a lot of what eminem does can fall into the "this is so bad it's actually fun" group.
  • Reply 9 of 66
    vargasvargas Posts: 426member
    Oh please, to quote some of his lyrics would mean I'd have to know them and that would entail actually listening in depth to one of his songs or, dare I say it, actually buying one of his albums :eek:



    Nevertheless I'm sure there are other people who know his songs better than I who can clarify their content. They wouldn't play one of his more offensive songs on the radio or they would at least heavily edit it.
  • Reply 10 of 66
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Just as a fun little time waster I looked up this site <a href="http://www.GLAAD.org"; target="_blank">www.GLAAD.org</a> , Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, cute no?



    They got a nice PDF you can read with all his lyrics. Interestingly, some of the highlighted text appears to be supportive of gays while some does not. Yet Eminem is a caricature, I'd be equally weary of those who agree with him as those who would critise him.



    Still, I understand the confusion. In terms of it's effetiveness, modern celebrity as a performance art caricature really shames virtually [but not] every high-brow attempt at life/art mind bending. Wire rimmed professors and geeky black t-shirt and pajama pant students can only dream of the effectiveness of an Eminem. The message isn't real, the target of so much bile or admiration (depending on your bent) is a character. You should probably suspect anyone who wants to criticise or praise him too much -- in the same way that you uncomfortably ease away from the middle aged lady at the grocery store who insists the soap-opera plots are 'real' and that the Soap Digest is 'news.' Only a handful of dramatists in a given period could conjure characters with the same effectiveness. Kaufmann never died, yet today most celebs are also virtually unaware that they themselves are myths. They disappear in their roles and most never emerge.



    I believe nothing, so it's sometimes hard for people to understand why I might agree that Eminem is homophobic yet not care to correct it, or even believe that it should be corrected at all. A drama has villains, if they don't have anything repulsive about them, then they aren't very good villains, are they?



    The world (as it is absorbed through media) is just WWF writ with a [small] touch more subtlety.
  • Reply 11 of 66






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    [ 08-31-2002: Message edited by: TigerWoods99 ]</p>
  • Reply 12 of 66
    vargasvargas Posts: 426member
    Yes, celebrities can be more effective when people care. I remember with the sex pistols releasing their version of "God save the queen". They were idolised by the punk masses and had a big impact partly because they were arrested for playing that song on the queens silver jubilee.
  • Reply 13 of 66
    quick question:



    my 11 year old sister has begun listening to eminem, and i just found out about this today. i personally think he's a piece of sh*t with some very extreme lyrics. should i be concerned about her? im in college, so dont have much influence anymore, but i dont believe his crap is something an 11 year old should be hearing...
  • Reply 14 of 66
    Eminem takes it.
  • Reply 15 of 66
    [quote]my 11 year old sister has begun listening to eminem, and i just found out about this today. i personally think he's a piece of sh*t with some very extreme lyrics. should i be concerned about her? im in college, so dont have much influence anymore, but i dont believe his crap is something an 11 year old should be hearing...<hr></blockquote>



    Send her New Order and U2 CDs.



    Keep her from the Joy Division.



    Seriously.
  • Reply 16 of 66
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    From what I understand, Eminem and Moby are fighting about who's going to be the most irrelevant and touring the state fair circuit first.



    Looks to me that it's a dead even race.



    People thought Vanilla Ice and Thomas Dolby were the shit at one point also.



    I rest my case.



  • Reply 17 of 66
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I just got this song off of LimeWire by Eminem, I'm Sorry Mama. I heard it in some trailer of a movie he's going to be in with Kim Basinger or something... anyway, kind of liked the sound it and thought I'd get it...



    Here's some lyrics from the song (me typing as I'm listening):





    I'll take you back to '73

    Before I ever had a multi platinum sellin' CD

    I was just a baby, maybe I was just a couple of months

    my faggot father musta had his panties up in a bunch

    cause he split, I wonder if he even kissed me goodbye

    no I don't on second thought I just ****in' wish he would die




    Hmm... I guess he's a homophobe because his gay father left the family? Either way, the man can write some beautiful lyrics, can't he??



  • Reply 18 of 66
    That song is called "Cleanin Out My Closet", and it's tight.
  • Reply 19 of 66
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    marshall mathers is a dork.



    edit: a dork who can rhyme. But who can't make up rhymes?? It's not like they're good lyrics, possessing even the hint of decent imagery or thought of anyone besides himself or...eh, why go on talking about him. he's a dork.



    [ 08-31-2002: Message edited by: seb ]</p>
  • Reply 20 of 66
    And I'm sure you could rhyme seb. Let's see it.
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