“Gnat” by Eminem
“Gnat” is your standard Eminem fare, with the lyrics for the most part serving as a means for the rapper to tout himself as an exceptional lyricist and human being in general. Moreover, as usual the most notable parts of the track are when he references other celebrities, arguably in a less-than-favorable manner. For instance, he drops a pretty-obvious rap reference to President Donald Trump (whom he’s dissed before) and Vice President Mike Pence. But he also goes far as to imply, in the lyrics, that he’s not talking about them. Also the title of the track, as utilized in the chorus, reads very well like it may be a slight against his established rival, Machine Gun Kelly.
This song is from the deluxe edition of Eminem’s “Music to be Murdered By”. The said deluxe version is officially referred to as the Side B of the project. The track came out with the rest of Side B on the 18th of December 2020. Furthermore, it simultaneously served as the lead single from the album.
The music video to this Gnat was helmed by director Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade fame.
Eminem wrote “Gnat” in conjunction with the track’s producer, D.A. Got That Dope.
The release of this song was a collaborative effort between Eminem’s Shady Records, Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and finally Interscope Records.