“Marsh” by Eminem

“Marsh” is similar to a freestyle in that Eminem doesn’t really make an effort to stick to a particular topic. However, it does have a permeating theme, which is the artist touting his lyrical skills above others. Indeed we all know that the rapper’s legal name is Marshall Mathers, as suggested by the song’s title. But this title is also a homonym if you will as it also, as illustrated at the conclusion of the third verse. Or more specifically, a marsh is an area that is known for being waterlogged. And likewise, Slim Shady is saying that he can never “hit a dry spell”. This is basically another way of saying that he will never drop less-than-average songs.

Another aspect of this tune that should perhaps be pointed out is that it contains what some deem as misogynistic lyrics. But again, many of the metaphors Eminem uses to which reference women are roundabout ways of attacking his peers. And you can see he wasn’t necessarily taking himself too seriously when he wrote “Marsh”, rather intending it to serve primarily as a display of his lyrical skills. But that being said, he does spit many of the kind of controversial lyrics he’s known for, including insinuating that he punched his mother “in the groin” when he was a child.

Lyrics of "Marsh"

Writing Credits

“Marsh” was written and produced by Eminem and his long-time musical partner, Luis Resto.

Release Date of “Marsh”

The song came out on 17 January 2020 as part of Eminem’s album “Music to Be Murdered By”. Its issuance is a collaborative effort between Em’s own label (Shady Records) and the labels listed below:

  • Interscope Records
  • Aftermath Entertainment

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