Just Lose It


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"Just Lose It" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his fifth studio album, Encore (2004). It was released on September 28, 2004 as the lead single from Encore, and was later included on his greatest hits compilation album, Curtain Call: The Hits (2005). The song caused controversy as its lyrics and music video parodies Michael Jackson, who was being accused of child molestation at the time. The song also pokes fun at Beavis/Cornholio, MC Hammer, Madonna, and others. It also heavily spoofs Pee-wee Herman, going as far as imitating his signature shout during the chorus and Eminem dressing like him in the video. The song peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and reached number one in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom as well as the top 10 in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway. 


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Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (/ˌɛmɪˈnɛm/; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time in any genre, with Rolling Stone ranking him 83rd on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and labelling him the "King of Hip Hop". He will often be called " Slim Shady" at times. He has gotten into quite some rap battles against MGK, ( Machine Gun Kelly) Snoop Dog, etc. more »

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Release Date
"Just Lose It" was released as the lead single from Eminem's fifth studio album "Encore" on September 28, 2004.
Chart Performance
The song topped the charts in many countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada while reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Controversial Lyrics
It is one of Eminem's most controversial singles, with lyrics referencing or mocking celebrities like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and MC Hammer.
Music Video
The accompanying music video directed by Philip Atwell, features several cameo appearances including Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and actor Bobby Lee. It also portrays Eminem in multiple comedic situations.
Lyrics Content
The song differs from most of Eminem's songs, as it is intended to be funny and is clearly a party anthem, encouraging listeners to "just lose it."
Following the release of the song, Eminem was sued by Michael Jackson, due to feeling personally insulted by it.
Response to Critique
Despite the controversy and critiques, Eminem refused to apologize, stating that it was meant to be taken lightly and he did not intend to personally hurt Michael Jackson.
Distinctive Chorus
"Just Lose It" has a distinctive chorus style that parodies Pee-Wee Herman's infamous shout, a television character from the mid-80s.
Album Performance
Following the launch of "Just Lose It", the complete album “Encore” sold more than 710,000 copies in just three days.
The song was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 2005 Grammy Awards, but lost to "99 Problems" by Jay-Z.
Music Style
Unlike many of Eminem’s tracks, this song is intentionally packed with jokes, silly voices and sounds, manifesting Em's unique and diverse musical identity.

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