The Game Called Circle

My favourite song right now is ‘Not Afraid’ by Eminem, I’m a girl who likes her rap but this song is outstanding – it’s standing out because it’s raw and honest and has a killer beat and hook.  Eminem is the rapper of the moment right now and his latest work is the sign that you can come back from the dead – more about the rap life to come in other blogs.

In Em’s second verse he says, ‘There’s a game called circle and I don’t know how, I’m way too up to back down’.  Of course there’s the tale as old as time, what goes around comes around (fuck with me and you’ll get fucked 14 times back) but I think the ‘game called circle’ means more than that. It means that relationships, friendships, jobs, frictions, fights, mistakes, dramas, pains, demons, shameful moments and all shit moments that you’ve ever had keep on coming back unless you walk away from the drama, shoot and kill (metaphorically) the cause and roots of it.  To just think you’re done with it doesn’t mean you’re actually done with it.  You either accept someone’s flaws or get them out of your life, you either take up a craft or swallow the office job that doesn’t validate your sacrifices, you either wear your decisions or keep on chasing your parent’s elusive approval, you either leave your partner or keep on having the same scripted fight, you either stop being an easy slut or keep on getting used, you either stop being a criminal drug peddler or end up a prison bitch or your cell mate’s bitch….you get the drift… with all things bad that keep on coming back there’s a game called circle.  You just keep on going round and round until you decide not to.  Listen to Eminem’s new song, I’m Not Afraid – the man is back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMoMxPnc_tA

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  1. my second time reading this. I feel a bit depressed and reading this makes me so much better and focussed to get to that light at the end of the tunnel.xxx

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  2. WHEN HE SAYS A GAME CALLED CIRCLE HE IS ACTUALLY REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT HE IS INVOLVED IN THE REPTILIAN AGENDA OR SATAN WORSHIP TO BE MORE BLUNT WHICH HE CLAIMS TO BE THE SON OF SATAN(BILL CLINTON OR DAVID ROCKAFELLER)

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  3. Emenem’s lyrics in “I’m not afraid” are about me.I am the person in the game called “Circle”. I first heard the line, “….he’s married to the game….” and “….i’m not afraid to take a stand….”.I shouted the words, “….I’M NOT AFRAID….” at Big Brother, or Bro!as i call him. And i knew he was on about me.I went on the internet to find the video to the song, because Emenem doesn’t mince his words and i had to find out hoe he portrayed me. I expected the worse, and that he’d have his chainsaw out on me. I watched “The Official Version” of the video for “I’m not afraid”.I dreaded what i’d find, cos i expected the worse.But as soon as it began, iwas ‘Gobsmacked’and i mean, totaly ‘Gobsmacked’, i imediatly had ‘Goose Bumps’ up both of my arms and then i spent the entire time shivering and shaking as i watched the video, because, how the hell did Emenem know all the shit i’d been through for almost 5 years, because he was spot on, not only with his lyrics, but how he sang them. He was even shouting my words of anger at The Game Team who created this game. I didn’t stop shivering and shaking untill the end of the video.He No wonder Emenem is the best, because he somehow got the whole situation spot on.The lyric, “….i’m not afraid, come take my hand, come take mt hand….” told me that The Emenem was on my side in the game and that i was to ‘take his hand’ because he was there to help and guide me.
    MORE TO COME. BasZ!

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    1. BasZ my brother, many have said they ‘feel’ the song but you’re beyond feeling it – you’re wrapped in it, owning it and letting it own you back. I get where you’re at. I wrote this post so many months ago and I’m still obsessed with this song. ‘Not Afraid’ is a glimpse into the genius of Em – who’s risen from a shit pile of burnt ashes time and time again. Respect in the industry is a high level compliment and he deserves it. He cuts himself open and turns himself inside out to create and deliver his lyrics. I think Recovery may be his best release yet: tracks 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15 and 16 are my core daily needs, played on repeat in the car. If you get a chance, let me know what you think of ‘Love the Way you Lie’ (I talk about the video in one of my later posts, ‘ Enough With The Bad Rap’). Stay true to Em, he ‘turns fire to water’ – E xo

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