On his breakout album, 1999's The Slim Shady LP, Eminem gained notoriety for both his pure rapping ability and his extremely morbid sense of humor. Of course, he was also labeled a pervert, a homophobe and a loose canon with a murder fantasy. With "Criminal," the closer on The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem responds in reliably demented fashion, flipping a massive bird in the face of his critics. "My words are like a dagger with a jagged edge / That will stab you in the head, whether you're a fag or lez'," he rhymes at the outset. It only gets gnarlier from there, as Em tackles his birth ("My mother did drugs, tar, liquor, cigarettes and speed / The baby came out, disfigured ligaments indeed"), pokes fun at Versace, impersonates a redneck preacher and shoots his mentor, Dr. Dre, in the head.