Eminem loses Guinness World title to UK rapper Harry Shotta

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Musician Eminem attends the premiere of "Southpaw" in New York July 20, 2015. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

The legendary Marshall Mathers no longer holds the Guinness World Record for having the most words in a hit single after UK’s Harry Shotta surpassed Eminem’s greatest.

Shotta broke Eminem’s Guinness record with the 2015 song “Animal,” which he produced with Phantasy and Dextone, collectively known as “The Harry Shotta Show.”

According to the Guiness Book of World Records 2017, Shotta’s “Animal” contains 1,771 words in a six-minute-and-nine-second track while Eminem’s “Rap God” packs 1,560 words into a six-minute-and-four-second.

Nevertheless, Guinness confirmed that Slim Shady maintained his undisputed supersonic rap speed of 4.28 words per second against Shotta’s 4.79 words per second rate.

Shotta told UKF that breaking Enimen's record was "purely about pushing our art and having some fun."

Eminem’s “Rap God” claimed the Guinness World record in 2013 after the release of Slim Shady’s eighth studio album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” in November of that same year. “Rap God” was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.

On the other hand, Shotta’s “Animal” premiered on UK’s BBC Radio 1Xtra on June 2015. The music video of “Animal” has garnered almost 1.4 million views on YouTube since it was published online on June 8, 2015.

Another UK rapper, Ocean Wisdom, tried to unseat Eminem with his 932-word song "Walkin," which is only three-minutes-and-47-seconds long.  

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Without releasing a new Eminem album for 2016, Mathers saw the decline of his income in the past 12 months. According to Forbes magazine, the 43-year-old Detroit rapper only earned US$11 million (AU$14.6 million) last year compared to the US$31 million (AU$40.3 million) he made between 2014 to 2015. (Read: Eminem net worth update: Rap god only made $14.6 M last year – Forbes)

Eminem also dropped out of the latest Forbes 100 Celebrity list. Nevertheless, Mathers is still considered one of the 10 top-earning hip-hop acts of the decade. He placed ninth on the Forbes’ 10-year ranking for earning US$151 million (AU$200 million) since 2007. (Read: Eminem net worth update: Rap god drops out of Forbes Celebrity 100 list)

WATCH: Harry Shotta Show’s ‘Animal’