Oh c'mon - I didn't think you were one of those "everything is a conspiracy" people. Before Eminem was making money he did a split w/ Royce Da 5'9" where they called themselves "Bad Meets Evil". It was easily classified as "horror-rap" or something along those lines because it was essentially as disgusting or "provocative" as possible. My only point is I don't think he raps that way as bait. I don't see how it's any different from The Misfits or Sex Pistols or Marilyn Manson, with the exception of him probably being more talented than all three, they all used controversy to promote their careers. I digress (but I don't delete. what's up with that?) What was the intellectual process you employed to determine anyone who listens to it has some sort of mental or moral deficiency, study of empirical evidence or did you blow that out your ass? (I'm assuming it's the latter) So you have NO authority to question the capacity of those that listen to this. "The Dark Side"...really...ok - better use "the force" to repel the violent, evil, mentally deficient like me.