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The Message Behind Eminem’s “Stan”: Don’t Take Your Idols Too Seriously

Who an artist is in their art isn’t who they are as human beings

Eminem — taken by the Department of Defense, Public Domain

I’ve listened to Eminem’s Stan dozens of times. After all, Eminem has been a mainstay in popular culture for as long as I’ve been alive, and for good reason. He’s a good rapper, but no song strikes out to me as much as Stan for its…

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Ryan Fan

Ryan Fan

Believer, Baltimore City IEP Chair, and 2:39 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire.” Support me by becoming a Medium member: https://bit.ly/39Cybb8