What does My Name Is mean?

Eminem: My Name Is Meaning

Album cover for My Name Is album cover

Song Released: 1999

My Name Is Lyrics

[Chorus (2x):]
Hi! My name is.. (what?) My name is.. (who?)
My name is.. [scratches] Slim Shady
Hi! My name is.. (huh?) My name is.. (what?)
My name is.. [scratches] Slim Shady

Ahem.. excuse me!
Can I have the attention of the class for...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 21st 2010 !⃝

    This song is expressing Marshall Mathers, or Eminem's wild persona, Slim Shady. In this song he refers to himself only as Slim, even the chorus states it is his name. The song shows the wild, attention craved schemes and acts of Marshall's persona, Slim


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 6th 2011 !⃝

    In the Eminem songs Marshal Mathers has two alternate personalities, of course he has his Eminem personality who's basically a crazy, fun(drug)-loving party animal with a thing for comic book heroes(Without Me,Buisness), and then there's Slim Shady, who personifies the dark half of Marshal's personality, every angry thought and every second of his childhood abuse are shown with this Mr.Hyde Personality as compared to the caring family man 'Dr.Mathers.’(The Way I Am) ‘My Name Is’ is Shady on a good day.

  3. anonymous
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    May 13th 2015 !⃝

    I'm not much if a rap guy, but I heard a few of Eminems songs (the old ones) and I had a strange respect for his music. He has no fear to say what others wouldn't. This song was terrible, subject wise that is. But message wise it's great. sounds great too. He wanted to tell the world that he clearly isn't a good guy, he says this by creating the character "slim shady" it's later revealed that not only is slim shady an alter ego for marshal, but also an alter ego in all of us. This song can be one of two things. Story of his life events with slim shady, or a collection of stories from several slim shady's. He most likely created random stories to tell just for the sake of the song if this were about different slim all
    Shady's. But that's just my opinion.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2013 !⃝

    i bet you all think this is a funny song dont you? it's not. it's one of mr. mathers ways of dealing with his life. you think the part about being hungery is funny dont you? it's not. he was talking about being hungery, realy truly hungery, becuase he was so, so, hungry, liveing in 8 mile. "i used to be so hungry i'd throw fits" either subconsiously, or consiously he covered it up with the next part.
    you think the part about "if you see my dad" is funny dont you? it's not.
    this song is a way of hiding his depression. trust me i've writen songs like this, you just want a little laugh, you want people to think your fine. and i'm gunna make a guess that this isnt gunna get any votes because ya'll just like songs for being funny and dont think this is true.

  5. anonymous
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    May 12th 2011 !⃝

    I dont believe this song has any real meaning it's just him rapping as slim shady his alter ego who is crazy

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  6. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2011 !⃝

    This song is to ICP when they had issues he's making fun if them lol.

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  7. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2011 !⃝

    At least 1 song on Eminem's 1st mainstream album should be a "Here's a few things you shoud know about me so I make sense to you" kinda rap.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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