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Background[ edit ] The song tells the story of a person named Stanley "Stan" Mitchell who claims to be the biggest fan of Eminem. Stan writes a plethora of letters to Eminem; with each verse he becomes gradually more obsessed with him, and when there is no reply, he becomes progressively angrier.
He finally creates a voice recording of himself driving his car into a river, with his pregnant girlfriend in the trunk, as shown in the lyrics: I'm in the car right now, doing 90 on the freeway. Hey Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare me to drive?
Stan's girlfriend screams from the trunk Shut up, bitch! I'm trying to talk! Hey Slim, that's my girlfriend screaming in the trunk.
But I didn't slit her throat, I just tied her up. See, I ain't like you, 'cause if she suffocates, she'll suffer more, then she'll die too. Well, gotta go, I'm almost at the bridge now How am I supposed to send this shit out?! Music video[ edit ] The video is a literal interpretation of the story, featuring Devon Sawa as Stan and Dido as his pregnant girlfriend.
A prologue involves Stan dying his hair blonde and reacting angrily to being called "Stanley. Stan wants Eminem to contact him through a personal letter or a phone call ; but, due to unfortunate circumstances, the letters fail to reach Eminem in a timely manner.
Believing he has been ignored, Stan uses a tape recorder to document his most disturbing act yet: His final communication involves a reference to " My Name Is " "I drank a fifth of vodka, dare me to drive? Eminem finally gets around to responding to Stan.
He apologizes for being late, thanks him for being a fan, and expresses interest in Stan's personal life. Eminem worries about Stan's mental state and says he doesn't want Stan to end up like a story he had seen on the news recently—a man who had driven drunk off a bridge with his girlfriend in the trunk, about whom he quickly realizes, "It was you.
Significant portions from the first two verses and most of the third verse were removed. Dido has stated that she was gagged in the third verse of the video,  but this was censored so widely that versions with her gagged are rare.
She manages to remove the duct tape from her mouth and screams before struggling for breath.
Most versions were censored so that there is only a brief clip of Dido in the trunk of the car towards the end of the verse. It also censors when Stan says he "drank a fifth of vodka", which censors "drank" and "vodka"; and censors when he says he's on "a thousand downers", which "downers" is censored; and also censors Stan drinking while driving.
At the end of the third verse, "Well, gotta go, I'm almost at the bridge now" is changed to "Well, gotta go, I'm almost at the end of the bridge now". In the fourth verse, the line "[And what's this] shit about us meant to be together" is completely censored.
All references to the girlfriend in the trunk are censored out, including the line: The missing lyrics from the third verse are of Stan talking about drinking while driving and referencing " In the Air Tonight ", which in the video, it skips from showing Stan near-missing a car, and swerving to avoid crashing into it.
The lines that are missing are from "Hey Slim, I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare to me to drive? It also removes the chorus after the third verse and goes straight to the fourth verse; the video then cuts to Eminem at last receiving the letter from Stan, and the car sinking more into the water.
In the Fuse version of the video, various lines and words are silenced, more so than on the clean version of the LP; half of one of the beginning verses are cut out, and then the song fades out about halfway through the second verse.
The LP version of the song is over six minutes long, and, as mentioned, the full version of the video is 8: In Fuse's original state as a rock and alternative station, the same versions as on MTV were shown.
The Hitswhich features Elton John. On the clean and explicit versions of Curtain Call: The Hits, the live track censored only the profanity, unlike the clean version of the studio track version of "Stan".
Stephen Thomas Erlewine highlighted the song. Stan, an epistolary exchange between the artist and a dangerously obsessive fan, may be the most moving song about star worship ever recorded" and added that "Stan" blazes significant new ground for rap.
Henry-meets-'60s teenage-death-song tale of obsessed fan worship gone terribly wrong. The same critic listed the song in the Recommended Downloads list and reviewed it: It tells the story of an obsessive fan who kills themselves because their idol Eminem never writes back, and introduces one of the album's key themes — the scary power of fame.
Ironic, then, that this album made him the biggest cultural figurehead on the planet.When Eminem ranted as alter-ego Slim Shady on hit records like The Marshall Mathers LP, the anti-women and anti-authoritarian venom he espoused shares a lot in common with what we now call the alt-right.
As Petridis argues, Eminem’s viral cypher “The Storm” from October was an effort to distance himself from the young white men who may. By the end of listening to his first full album, I felt like I knew everything about him.
He brings you into his world with his lyrics in a way that really paints a clear picture.—EMINEM. A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.
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