6 Cubed, Research Associate, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Cambridge. Stan wants Eminem to contact him through a personal letter or a phone call; but, due to unfortunate circumstances, the letters fail to reach Eminem in a timely manner. Teamed to Dido's lulling 'Thank You' with its almost somnambulistically hypnotic pop sultriness provides a jolting contrast to the twisted storyline of a musical obsession gone awry. The rural imagination: other knowledges as resistance to monocultures of the mind. In this song, Stan says, "I drank a fifth of vodka, dare me to drive?" Offsetting this is Eminem's raps under the persona of Stan, which reveal him as a reprehensible character; mentally unstable, self-mutilating, sexually confused, volatile, and abusive to his pregnant girlfriend (whose life he takes too, when he takes his own). Dido has stated that she was gagged in the third verse of the video, but this was censored so widely that versions with her gagged are rare. Dido – Stan", Danishcharts.com – Eminem feat. The car then breaks through the bridge barrier, sealing both occupants' fate. Macomb County, MI – The man arrested for breaking into Eminem… Violent acts aren’t carried out by the majority of people with mental health problems, and we’re aware of the vulnerability and stigma faced by people with mental health problems, but we wanted to unravel this particular complex character’s mind. As noted in the police report, the homeowner informed Hughes Em no longer lived there and ordered him to leave. The rapper is renowned for his multi-syllabic rhyming and vivid storytelling. It slaps. The Griselda Records MC indicates 'God Don't Make Mistakes' will arrive "real soon.". And if you do, maybe check their trunk. Clearly, the thought process struck a nerve. Understanding Stan’s decline through the story is part of our project, HIP HOP PSYCH, which uses Hip Hop to open up youth-focused dialogues in mental health. "That's all I kept thinking." 4.Eminem did an underground song with Skam called Old world Order. Toronto Drug Bust September 2020, In the MTV "clean" version, the song and video were censored. The song Stan was a work of fiction but inspired by true events. The Homesman Book, Stan's mother and his little brother Matthew visit his grave. Stan is a channel for dissecting issues relating to mental health and we stress again that it is not to attribute violence to the mass majority of those who deal with mental health issues. 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Hughes is currently in the Macomb County Jail, booked on felony charges of first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of a building. Dido – Stan", "Eminem feat. There were a lot of fans that would write to Eminem or try to meet him outside of concerts or public places and they would just tell him how much their music meant to them.  The name of the eponymous character has given rise to a slang term online which refers to overzealous, maniacal, overly obsessed, entitled fans of a celebrity or personality; the term has since been included in the Oxford English Dictionary. Damn." Give Your Heart A Break Glee Karaoke, In verse one, Stan comes across as a devoted Slim Shady fan and identifies with his hero by finding commonalities between Stan’s friend’s suicide and the suicide of Slim Shady’s uncle. The video is a literal interpretation of the story, directed by Dr. Dre and Philip G. Atwell and featuring Devon Sawa as Stan and Dido as his pregnant girlfriend. Research Associate, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Cambridge. Thread Tools. It starts with a sample of Dido's 'Thank You' under a sample of rain. We think Stan might have suffered with emotionally unstable personality disorder of the borderline type as evidenced by self-harm, overdose, fear of abandonment, chronic emptiness, self-image and sexual identity issues and impulsivity. She manages to remove the duct tape from her mouth and screams before struggling for breath. This attachment happens during a “critical period” between the ages of six months and two, and enables the child to create a working blueprint for future relationships. In 2017, the Oxford American Dictionary added the word "stan," defined as "An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity." The first three verses are delivered by Eminem as Stan while the fourth verse is Eminem attempting to write to Stan, only to realize that he had already heard about Stan's death on the news. The connection was immediate, Eminem has claimed, and the line "Your picture on my wall" caused an instant reaction. Dido's first child was born at the private Portman Hospital in London in July 2011. Royal Family Tree Victoria, Here's the insane real-life story of Marshall Mathers. and an urban legend about Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" before explaining that there is no way of transmitting this final tape to Eminem. The producers of the Grammy Awards sued Napster after Eminem's performance with Elton John was heavily downloaded. Eminem's Real Life Stan Has Allegedly Been Stalking Him For Months. Eminem performed this at the 2001 Grammys with Elton John playing piano and singing the Dido part. Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Stan" at number 296 in their list in The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.