Eminem Promises to Take "an Ax to Mumble Rap" on New Royce Da 5'9" Single

On his scatological "Caterpillar" verse, Marshall Mathers insists that "The boom bap is coming back." Also: "Poop is my suit."
May 3, 2018, 5:07pm

Royce Da 5'9"'s latest single, "Caterpillar," was released this afternoon. It features a guest verse from Eminem, Detroit rap's most famous son. Em's verse features a number of references to fecal matter: "Poop is my suit," "my bars always got my stools in 'em," "this shit is real like I pooped Jerusalem."

But before he gets to rapping about his bowel movements, he takes aim at a thing that some old rap dudes seemed to be mad about a few years ago: "The boom bap is coming back with an ax to mumble rap."


Some might contend that, if you're going to declare "mumble rap" over, you might not want immediately follow up by dropping into a sixteen-bar shit monologue. You might not want to rap:

On the john like a prostitute when I'm droppin' a deuce
And when I'm producing them lyrical bowel movements

Some people might say that it's not the best advertising for a glorious return to the good old days. But that's just some people.

Here's a brief history of artists rapping about poop.

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