Eminem isn't known for self-deprecating humor, but the pioneering MC at least acknowledges one joke pertaining to his hit song "Lose Yourself" has stood the test of time. To celebrate the Friday release of his new album Revival, the rapper is serving his stalwart fans "Mom's Spaghetti" in his native Detroit.
The gag stems from "Lose Yourself," which appears on the soundtrack of the Eminem biopic 8 Mile, and also happens to be the choice motivational hype jam for former president Barack Obama. The lyrics have experienced new life as a meme for their very heavy themes of anxiety and spaghetti barf. They read:
“His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy / There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.
But Em is doubling down on the the pasta-inspired joke this weekend at the Detroit hip-hop institution The Shelter, selling merch and spaghetti-inspired eats on Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Big Boi From OutKast Introduces Cliff to Atlanta’s Food Scene
If you're nowhere near Detroit, but still want to lose yourself in the moment and never it let it go, feel free to listen to the original "Lose Yourself." You can also check out the alternative version of the song which focuses primarily on Eminem saying the word spaghetti over and over. After all, this opportunity may only come once in a lifetime. Or something.
Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email and subscribe here for our YouTube channel to get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun.