This morning, R-Mean releasedNas & Em, a tribute mixtape to his two favorite rappers. "The Way I Am," a freestyle over Eminem's 2000 single of the same name, is one of the tape's most memorable moments. R-Mean is a pharmacist by day, rapper by night, and a the song is an affirmation of his commitment to his side hustle. It's not hard to imagine him scribbling these bars at his table well into the wee hours of the morning. The flame will never die.
After you listen to R-Mean's "The Way I Am," revisit Eminem's original below.
The money fucks it all up
Homie it's all about green
Gotta play dirty to get filthy
But my heart is too clean