Mark Batson, who is a genius behind Eminem’s Encore and Relapse albums, has recently interacted with the fan on Twitter.
Legends Will Never Die twitter page shared a post dedicated to 14-year anniversary of Eminem’s “3AM” single from Relapse album: “14 years ago today, Eminem released 3am as the 3rd single off his 6th album ℞ELAPSƎ under his own label Shady Records in conjunction with Aftermath Entertainment alongside Interscope and Web Entertainment.” Mark Batson retweeted the tweet with the caption: “One of the illest flows of all time.”
One of the illest flows of all time. https://t.co/IEfuFleKt2
— Mark Batson (@MarkBatsonMusic) April 28, 2023
“3 A.M.” was released as the third single Relapse. The song is produced by Dr. Dre with Mark Batson behind the keyboards.
In the song, Eminem raps from the perspective of a serial killer questioning his own sanity and recalling a string of murders. The song is said to be closer to the overall sound of the album, as opposed to the poppy, fun-poking “We Made You”. It’s meant to be an ode to his fascination with horror movie characters such as Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lecter. It features Eminem presumably rapping from the perspective of his alter ego Slim Shady, using both internal and multi-syllabic rhyme schemes in his three verses.
“3 A.M.” debuted at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 66,000 downloads in its first week of release. You can revisit the single below: