Those who only casually listen to the lyrical stylings of hip-hop scribe Eminem may not be aware of the many intricacies found therein. However, any serious scholar of the man’s oeuvre will inform you that, should one truly wish to understand the depth and sheer breadth of his work, one must listen to it in the original Klingon. Only then will one truly grasp his mastery of the language, the way in which he subverts and molds the guttural utterances, fashioning witty puns and subtle adianoetae — which are, more often than not, lost in the translation to English — making him very much the Nabokov of rap. To that end, I present his classic treatise and social indictment, Without Me performed in his native tongue.

5 Responses to “Klenginem”

  1. Tequila Says:

    Ah, suddenly it all makes more sense now. One really gets a much more emotional impact this way. It’s beautiful. I mean French gets a lot of praise as a romantic language but Klingon is clearly the true language of the heart.

  2. JoAsakura Says:

    That is, hands down, in the top five geeky things I have ever seen in my life.

    BEAUTIFUL :weeps:

  3. Charlotte Says:

    Shit….is it because I’m Texan, and therefore, inherently racist, or is it because Klingon actually sounds like Arabic?


  4. Tequila Says:

    @Charlotte…Some comments on the vid’s youtube page noted similar feelings along with it sounding like certain variations of Armenian and Persian. I think you’re safe…this time :P

  5. cappy Says:

    That guy deserves respect just for being thorough, if nothing else.

    And even just as a joke, he’s still rapping better than lil wayne.