Eminem rocks Cape Town!

By Lara Atson
27 February 2014

Slim Shady rocked Cape Town Stadium last night and it was definitely an unforgettable show. Here are 10 reasons why Eminem’s show blew our minds!

1 He certainly doesn’t call himself the Rap God for nothing! Eminem’s impressive rapping skills are truly out of this world! He rapped so fast on his track Rap God that we had difficulty keeping up!

2 There wasn’t one dull moment. Eminem rapped some of his most recent hits – from Berzerk to Monster – and spitted out old favourites like My Name Is and The Real Slim Shady. His number one hit Love the Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna) was a massive crowd-pleaser!

3 We love how the 46 000 fans in the stadium totally showed Eminem love! We even spotted a fan on the big screen who came all the way from Detroit in America for the show. Eish! Some fans in the multi-generational crowd bopped along to every single track Eminem threw out and some knew the lyrics to every single song, which in itself is quite a feat. Fans illuminated the stadium when they pulled out their lighters and cell phone lights during Eminem’s spectacular performance of the Bad Meets Evil  track. During the show one overly excited fan got so excited when she graced the big screen – not once, but a few times – that she flashed her boobs. Eish!

4 The “other guy” rapping next to Eminem, Mr. Porter, sure got the crowd going – especially the ladies. The American rapper and record producer was best known as a member of the Detroit rap group D12 until he decided to pursue a solo career in 2012. My Band, Eminem’s 2004 track with D12, was a huge hit.

5 His signature dance moves – stomping, shuffling – were endless. Some describe it as “full body spasmas’’ but it still looks cool. It’s Eminem after all.

6 Eminem loved his Cape Town fans so much that he told them he wishes he could stay in the Mother City longer. He probably says it at every show but hey, at least we felt special!

7 The setup on stage and special effects were top notch. The media weren’t allowed to take pics of Eminem during his performance. Bummer! But fans certainly snapped away and shared their pics on social media like Facebook and Twitter.

8 You’ve got to love Eminem’s energy. The 41-year-old rapper bounced around on stage for 90 minutes and almost never left the stage. Where does he get the energy? Clearly not from performance enhancers. His drug-free these days.

9 He’s a true showman. He kept the banter light and rapped hit after hit. He even dedicated his song Not Afraid from his album Recovery to fans who have loved ones who’s also on the road to recovery.

10 His encore? His Oscar-winning track Lose Yourself! The song was featured on the soundtrack of his movie 8 Mile and was the first rap song to nab  an Oscar award in 2002 for Best Original Song.

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