Released: 31st January 2005.
After the poor attempt at a joke that was "Just Lose It", Eminem has got together a classic Martika sample and some top notch lyrics and is all set for world domination once more. This is just the sort of track that sets him apart from other rappers at the moment. Whilst everyone else seems to be concentrating on club beats, Eminem is keeping up the deep and meaningful lyrics. He talks about how much he respects rap music as a whole - why he doesn't go around mentioning 'hood', and how he's not responsible if rappers kill one another. All in all a definition of the phrase 'return to form'.
Many thought hip-hop superhero Eminem really had lost it with "Just Lose It", but the Detroit rapper's latest single sees him back on the right track. Sounding not unlike past hits "Stan" and "Cleanin' Out My Closet", it uses one of the catchiest and more original samples in recent times. "Like Toy Soldiers" is a look at the beef between Shady/Aftermath and Murder Inc, and is a glorious rap ballad of epic proportions. Expect Em to nab yet another Top 5 hit.