A Song Wall What is the meaning behind "Syllables, skill-a-holic (Kill 'em all with)"? Rap God by Eminem - A Song Wall

What is the meaning behind “Syllables, skill-a-holic (Kill ’em all with)”? Rap God by Eminem

  • by imrk
  • March 24, 2023

strong Editor’s note: The official lyrics list this lyric as “skill-a-holic”. Fans can’t agree on whether it is that or “kill-a-holic”. We are going with the official lyric – please don’t suggest that we correct this line! hr Em has always packed a ton of syllables into each bar–this is yet another example of that. If you’re interested in how Em uses syllables, you should check out the Rap Flow Encyclopedia 61 small “Lose Yourself” in the music notation Skill-a-holic is derived from alcoholic, but instead of being addicted to alcohol, the skill-a-holic is addicted to technique. He even has a song about his disdain over how technique is declining in hip-hop, “Syllables” . If we gotta dumb down our style and A-B-C it, then so be it Cause nowadays these kids just don’t give a shit ‘bout lyrics