Eminem is arguably one of the most influential and recognizable recording artists in the music industry over the past quarter-century. There is no denying his impact on pop culture and hip-hop overall today. Chances are most rap aficionados has Marshall Mathers on their list of top five successful rappers. If they don't, his discography and robust record sales speak for themselves.
From the moment Eminem hit the scene, his music gained notoriety for not only being raunchy and controversial but insanely infectious as well. His music videos, in particular, were an original and masterful blend of twisted satire and creativity. He was Not Afraid to use eye-catching visuals to offer fans a glimpse into his superstar lifestyle and in some cases, a rare peek into his current life's struggles.
While most rappers preferred to be seen with the most luxurious, high-end cars in their music videos, the Rap God wasn't always keen on appearing with the most expensive. It is widely believed that this preference helped to make Eminem's videos more relatable and unique. Often times the cars that made appearances alongside him were older, rarer, and distinguishable from his competitors.
Going back through Eminem's videography, there's quite a disparity between the vehicles featured from one video to the next. In some instances, there isn't a discernible correlation between the automobile chosen and the promotional single. Spend Some Time looking through some of the cars we compiled from his videos that we can afford and the ones we won't even pretend are in our price range.
20 Can't Afford: Dodge Charger aka General Lee
The Dodge Charger in Eminem's We Made You video is an all US classic car. This vehicle can be seen multiple times throughout the video as Eminem provocatively dances with a female celebrity impersonator outside the driver's side door.
Dodge's coupe may be older but it's priced in line with many high-end cars today. According to Classic Cars, General Lee is listed between $60,000 and $150,000. The engine offered is a V8 that produces 375 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle's 0-60 acceleration time has been estimated to be approximately 5.5 seconds.
19 Can't Afford: Lamborghini Murcielago
This Lamborghini's Murcielago is featured in Eminem's Without Me music video from his fourth studio album, The Eminem Show. In the video Eminem and protégé, Dr. Dre are depicted racing the performance sports car through the streets at full speed.
This coupe started well over six figures when it went on sale and the 2002 model year that appeared in the aforementioned video was the first to debut the automaker's new design in the US. The Murcielago featured a V12 engine that produced 572 horsepower, 479 lb-ft of torque and could reach 60 mph in under 4 seconds.
18 Can't Afford: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat made an appearance in Eminem and Sia's Guts Over Fear music video from the compilation album. In the video, the car is seen driving through the streets by a female with vitiligo.
With a starting price over $62,000, the Hellcat sit alone at the top of the Charger lineup, offering the best luxury amenities Dodge has to offer. In addition, the brand's signature supercharged Hemi engine is a standard option on this model. It produces 707 horsepower, 650 lb-ft of torque and goes from 0-60 in under 3 seconds.
17 Can't Afford: GMC Yukon Denali XL
This GMC Yukon Denali is the vehicle of choice in Eminem's original Lose Yourself music video. He can be seen rolling up in this luxury SUV to a mansion where a young girl, who plays his daughter is waiting at the door extremely excited to see him.
The Denali XL model started north of $80,000 and is the most expensive of the available Yukon styles. On this top-of-the-line, extended sports utility vehicle, an 8 cylinder engine is equipped that produces 320 horsepower, 365 lb-ft of torque and averages about 7.5 seconds during performance testing of the 0-60 mph acceleration benchmark.
16 Can't Afford: Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler's 300 SRT8 sedan makes a brief appearance towards the end of Lighters, a song composed with fellow Detroit native, Royce Da 5'9, under the moniker, Bad Meets Evil. In the video, a couple sits on the hood of the car to gaze at the gradient sky.
This model arrived on the scene with a sticker price above $52,000 and that extra cost over the base variant gets you a ton of bang for your buck. The SRT8 comes equipped with a V8 engine with an output of 470 for horsepower and torque, which is more than enough to propel the sedan from 0-60 mph is just over 4 seconds.
15 Can't Afford: Ferrari 360 Modena
The Ferrari 360 Modena can be seen in Eminem and Dr. Dre's iconic video for Forgot About Dre. The always fresh, Dr. Dre can be seen emerging from the sports car and entering an estate where he is met at the door by a woman in a white robe.
The model on display in the video was recently introduced by the automaker that year and marked a significant shift in their design language. Priced well over six-figures, this vehicle was a status symbol of the super wealthy. Under the hood, the Ferrari has a V8 engine with 395 horsepower, 275 lb-ft of torque and launched to 60 mph in under 3 seconds.
14 Can't Afford: Dodge Durango
This Dodge Durango was featured in Eminem's Headlights video from the Marshall Mathers LP 2 album. In the video, he is in the driver's seat, traveling away from his mansion after an emotional hug and meeting with a woman acting as his mom.
The model driven in the video was the R/T and it was the highest trim level offered for this model year at the time. This variant was only offered with one engine choice and it's quite powerful. This R/T model is powered by a V8 Hemi engine with 360 horsepower, 390 lb-ft of torque, and is able to hit 60 mph in a respectable 6.6 seconds.
13 Can't Afford: Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The G-Class by Mercedes-Benz makes an appearance in Eminem's music video for Phenomenal, a track from the Southpaw movie soundtrack album. The vehicle chases Eminem through the streets, causing him to get into multiple accidents.
The G-Class wagon featured in the video was the range-topping AMG model that starts north of six-figures. This luxury SUV is pure performance. The newly added engine offered on this model is a V12, 604 horsepower twin-turbo with 738 lb-ft of torque and clocks a blistering 0-60 mph benchmark time of just over 4 seconds.
12 Can't Afford: Hummer H2
The Hummer H2 rolls up looking fresh in Eminem's animated music video for Shake That featuring Nate Dogg. This luxury SUV makes a handful of appearance throughout the video and it's even name-dropped during the chorus of the song as well.
Ownership of a Hummer H2 did not come cheap. This model year started at about $60,000 and is packed with luxury amenities. As far as engine choices, there was only one option at the time; a 325 horsepower V8 with 365 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, due to its significant weight, the SUV's 0-60 mph time was a dismal 10.7 seconds.
11 Can't Afford: Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln's Navigator is featured in Eminem's music video for Like Toy Soldiers, from his Encore album. During the heartfelt video, the SUV is used in the commission of a drive-by rivalry that ends the life one of Eminem's longtime best friends.
The Navigator model year on display in the video tops out just over $56,000 for all of the best options Lincoln has to offer. Engine wise, this large SUV had one option for its multiple trim levels. All models were powered by a 300 horsepower V8 with 355 lb-ft of torque and accelerated to 60 mph in an underwhelming 8.7 seconds.
10 Affordable: Nissan 240SX
Another vehicle that can be seen is Eminem's Phenomenal music video is a modified, wide body Nissan S240SX. He uses the car to masterfully drift through the streets to escape being captured but ultimately end up rolling it over and over.
The heavily tuned and modified variant driven in the video is completely indistinguishable from the base model that went on sale for under $20,000. This coupe's standard engine option was a 4-cylinder capable of 155 horsepower and 160 lb-ft of torque. Performance wise, the popular drifter recorded a 0-60 mph time of about 8 seconds.
9 Affordable: Honda Civic
Eminem's Headlight music video also contained another well-known vehicle, the Honda Civic. This car is driven by a woman playing the part of his estranged mom during trips to visit him but is repeatedly turned away by security guards at the front gate.
This Civic's highest trim level tops out at a modest $17,500 which is a couple of thousand dollars over the base price. The four-door model is powered by a 4-cylinder engine that outputs 270 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration to 60 mph is calculated to be 9.3 seconds but the real performance of this vehicle is in the gas mileage.
8 Affordable: AMC Pacer Coupe
This AMC Pacer Coupe made an appearance in Eminem's infamous Real Slim music video. In the video, Eminem uses the vehicle to comically circle a parking lot with the windows down and the sound system turned all the way up.
Purchasing this Pacer model these days is not easy to do because of meager availability. According to Auto Trader, a similar model at the time of this writing is listed in their classic cars section for about $33,000. For that price, the car comes with a 130 horsepower V8 engine, 238 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 time of 12 seconds.
7 Affordable: Chrysler 200
Eminem drives a Chrysler 200 S in a video for the automaker to introduce this new vehicle during the 2011 Super Bowl. In the clip, he rides through the streets of Michigan, where the car was also built, before arriving at a theatre for a performance.
The 200 S was the highest trim level offered when the car was released and Chrysler put everything they had into it. Chrysler's model started at $26,000 and was offered with a 6-cylinder, 283 horsepower engine with 260 lb-ft of torque. This option was enough to propel the 4-door sedan from 0-60 mph in just over 6 seconds.
6 Affordable: AMC Gremlin
The AMC Gremlin plays a starring role in the Purple Pills music video composed with hometown group, D-12. Eminem uses the vehicle to pick up each group member and somehow crams all 6 of them inside the incredibly small car.
The original price for this model was under $3,000. It can be found listed online for sale these days for around $30,000. A V8 engine was available on this rear-wheel-drive hatchback that produced 150 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque. Its 0-60 time of 8.9 seconds was enough to outrun many larger muscle cars available at the time.
5 Affordable: Buick Grand National
In Eminem's groundbreaking freestyle music video that first aired during the BET Awards Show in 2017, he made the ultimate statement surrounded by several of his supporters as well as a few classic cars including the Buick Grand National.
This muscle car was the king of the drag strip in its day due to its amazing power capabilities. According to recent Auto Trader's classic car listings, it can be purchased for as low as $15,000. The limited edition GNX model was offered with a 300 horsepower turbo engine, 360 lb-ft of torque and made it from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds.
4 Affordable: Cadillac DeVille
Another legendary car that we get a glimpse of in Eminem's BET Awards freestyle is the Cadillac DeVille sedan. This fifth-generation model is hard to make out due to the lighting in the parking lot but the headlight design provides a clear indication.
According to CarGurus, the original MSRP for this vehicle was about $16,000 and it can be found listed today for as low as $4,000. Performance wise the DeVille offered a V8 engine capable of 135 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration wasn't spectacular at 13.3 seconds but when you're riding in style, it doesn't matter too much.
3 Affordable: Chevrolet Monte Carlo
The iconic Chevrolet Monte Carlo is featured in the equally iconic Stan music video by Eminem. In the video, an overly dedicated fan drives the vehicle as he records an urgent message for the rapper before ultimately driving off the side of a bridge.
Currently, several Monte Carlo models are listed on Auto Trader for well under $30,000 and many are still in good shape. The most powerful engine option available for this rear-wheel drive vehicle was on the "S" trim level. It offered a 175 horsepower turbo V8 with 305 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 mph acceleration of just under 11 seconds.
2 Affordable: Buick Riviera
Another car that made an appearance in Eminem's Headlights music video is the Buick Riviera Coupe. This vehicle can be seen a few times in the childhood flashbacks throughout the video but you have to pay close attention to spot it out.
According to CarGurus, this Riviera model year can be purchased for under $15,000 but if you're a super fan, the exact model used in Eminem's video is still up for sale as of this writing. As for performance, the car was offered with a 150 horsepower V8 engine, 245 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just over 12 seconds.
1 Affordable: Pontiac GTO
Pontiac's GTO is featured in Eminem's Space Bound music video from his Recovery studio album. The rapper gets picked up in the vehicle by an actress playing his girlfriend and after a series of emotional events together, he commits suicide.
According to Classic Cars, there are currently a few comparable models listed for as low as $17,000. Not a bad price if you're looking to get behind the wheel of a powerful muscle car. Under the hood, this rear-wheel-drive coupe is packing a 350 horsepower engine with 445 lb-ft of torque and hits 60 mph in 6 seconds.
Sources: Auto Trader, Classic Cars, Automobile-Catalog, CarGurus