If you are a big fan of Eminem’s music, in particular, his single “Cleaning Out My Closet,” then you should be familiar with the opening line of “Where’s my snare? I have no snare in my headphones.” It is pretty recognizable but what people don’t know is that he never intended to start the track that way. In actuality, he really couldn’t hear the snare.
Em mentions that “This was true, i was recording and couldn’t hear the snare, the engineer had it muted for some reason. I left it,” he mentions as he annotated on Genius.
It is known that Eminem has made annotations in the past and it only makes sense that he would increase his interest in it. So that’s exactly what he did, by investing in the lyric site this past November.
In a statement Eminem said that “Coming up we would always obsess over the lyrics from our favorite MCs. Picking everything apart, trying to get into their heads. I still do that today and Genius helps to make it a worldwide conversation. Pretty amazing to me.”