this is one of the better posse cuts of the last few years, with eminem unsurprisingly stealing the show in a competitive environment, despite great verses from nearly everyone involved. it’s a shame he can’t put out a good album to save his life. but hey – this one is good, and everyone (dej loaf, danny brown, royce, big sean, trick trick) hangs out in their own nook in d-town, rapping on a black and white backdrop of the city.
eminem and his shady collective are dropping a 15 year anniversary greatest hits type of compilation titled SHADYXV. the highlight of it is by far a new track, entitled “detroit vs. everybody,” where he grabs a hell of a motor city dugout to back him up.
how many times will eminem release a single that features a female on a unnecessarily dramatic hook? i think the count is at 142, dating back to “stan.” that said, the verses on the track post up some of the best work he’s done in years. granted, that isn’t too difficult, but yeah.
“guts over fear” comes from the soundtrack for the upcoming film, the equalizer. listen below.
considering we’re dealing with two completely washed up rappers, going into this one, i’m expecting the cover art to be the only good thing about it. i was almost right, but the production is on point and eminem’s verse is pretty vintage levels of cool – i guess.
eminem’s musical output over the last few years leaves plenty to be desired — but a nate reuss feature is cool. and even bigger than that is the fact that spike lee directed this new clip for “headlights,” marking his first return to directing (music videos, of course) since michael jackson’s “this is it.”
MMLP2 is out now.
eminem’s highly anticipated album is in stores today. you can listen to the whole thing at itunes or stream it via spotify below. i’ve been pretty mixed on what i’ve heard so far, so i’ll see you on the other side.
my friend mike had a good joke about this song. he usually has pretty terrible jokes but this one was particularly relevant enough to use in lieu of an actual post:
“in order to be a rap god, you should probably rap good.”
whatever eminem, good luck with MMLP2.
soooo who’s excited for the kendrick lamar collaboration? here’s to hoping this is actually good.
1. “Bad Guy”
2. “Parking Lot (Skit)”
3. “Rhyme Or Reason”
4. “So Much Better”
7. “Asshole” (Feat. Skylar Grey)
9. “Rap God”
11. “Stronger Than I Was”
12. “The Monster” (Feat. Rihanna)
13. “So Far…”
14. “Love Game” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
15. “Headlights” (Feat. Nate Ruess)
16. “Evil Twin”
ok, so despite me thinking this was a one-off for call of duty, it seems as though this will end up on MMLP2. i’m not enthused thus far, but i’m really pulling for some grade A slim on it. album drops nov 5th.
after setting the internet on fire with plenty of meme-worthy faces on ESPN college gameday this past saturday, eminem releases his new music video for his beastie boys-lite single, “berzerk.” and as much as i don’t care for the single itself, the video is pretty cool. going all the way with the beastie boys theme is eminem, who employs rap’s santa claus, kendrick lamar and a lot of fish eye views in his new video.
MMLP2 is out 11/5.
and here’s eminem’s new single, “berzerk.” this is what he’s rolling with to lead off the campaign for the marshall mathers LP sequel, and as expected, it’s a bit underwhelming. super beastie boys in essence with the classic boisterous rick rubin production is just about the best thing going for this track. the chorus is a “wtf” and yeah whatever listen to it above.
marshall mathers LP is probably one of everyone’s favorite rap LPs to come out in the last twenty years, and for good reason. eminem’s lacked a relevant and creative punch for the better part of the last decade, so hopefully by naming his newest LP as the successor to the 2000 classic, em links back up with his lost abilities and carries hip-hop around for an entire album. but let’s face it: hopes and expectations are low, which could be a good thing here.
his new single, “berzerk,” will drop tonight at midnight. album will be in stores on 11.5.13, and is produced by rick rubin and dre.
in this new commercial for call of duty: ghosts, eminem finds it appropriate to debut a new song, entitled “survival.” em’s new album will be out in the fall, but yeah, it’ll be easier to judge this song when there aren’t 21321214 explosions burying it.
while this is only a radio rip, the song still sucks. eminem’s trying to revive the eminem of yesteryear, and to be honest, i’m just not that interested. all i want is for slim to go back to making great albums a la marshall mathers and the eminem show, but it almost seems an impossible task.
this was premiered on shade 45 last night.
not very exciting news if you ask me, but news nonetheless. after relapse, i was really rooting for em to make a solid and TRUE comeback with recovery. sure, it was better in terms of bodies of work, but it was still weak as all hell. and when it comes down to it, i really don’t think he has much left to say in terms of rap music. but anyway, expect it around or after memorial day.