Nail In The Coffin

Nail In The Coffin

Eminem

“Nail in the Coffin” is one of four diss tracks released on Shady Times: Invasion, Pt. 1, in the feud between Eminem and Benzino. The song was premiered on November 21 by DJ Kay Slay along with “The Sauce.” In the song, Em responds to several disses on Benzino’s “Pull Your Skirt Up”, that was released one and a half months earlier.

The song’s title is based on the old English idiom “A nail in the coffin”, which is derived from how the lid of a coffin where you bury dead people had to be nailed in. Thus the idiom refers to an event that causes the failure of something that had already started to fail. In this case Em refers to him ending the beef as well as Benzino’s rap career.