The Slim Shady LP turns 15 today. This is my personal copy that I’ve been jamming to all day.
What’s your favorite song off this classic album? Mines Rock Bottom.
Dr. Dre had one of the greatest lineups for a show ever last night in LA for the Beats Music launch concert. Just imagine seeing these artist all in a row…holy shit.
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas, Ma$e, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Method Man, Redman, Ice Cube, Scarface, Pharcyde, Cypress Hill, Geto Boys, Arrested Development, Souls of Mischief, and Blackstreet
"See me without a style is like Mustard without the Heinz.
I lead the New School, you’re Busta without the Rhymes.”
Eminem back in the day.
Back in Eminem's D12 days.
The final freestyle battle in 8 Mile - Eminem vs Papa Doc
This shit will forever be raw as fuck.
"This guy doesn’t want to battle, he’s shook. Cause ain’t no such things as halfway crooks.”
Spin has released their “50 best albums of 2013” list, and these are the hip-hop cuts that made it. What do you think?
Personally I feel it’s fairly skewed. I have no idea how you put 2 Chainz’s incredibly average album way above phenomenal works like J. Cole’s Born Sinner, R.A. the Rugged Man’s Legends Never Die, or many of the other phenomenal albums you’ll surly find on my list once it’s finished.
1) Yeezus - Kanye West
2) Acid Rap - Chance the Rapper
8) The Night’s Gambit - Ka
12) Old - Danny Brown
21) Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels
27) Young Rich Niggas - Migos
28) MMLP2 - Eminem
30) B.O.A.T.S.II: Me Time - 2 Chainz
31) Doris - Earl Sweatshirt
43) Death Grips - Government Plates
44) My Name Is My Name - Pusha T
50) Nothing Was The Same - Drake
Even though it isn’t a particularly noteworthy release, I do enjoy Eminem’s last single Berzerk. When I initially heard it I relished in the he fact that he was clearly trying to change up his style to keep his newest music fresh. This drive to sound different from his previous seven albums is also evident on Rap God. Em unleashes a furry of bars overflowing with intensity, absurdness, and clever rhymes, but I also find it slightly too erratic for its own good. He thoroughly demonstrates he can still out spit essentially all other artists out there over the sharp teetering synth instrumental that thankfully changes up enough to keep things interesting. Unfortunately though, the immense amount of skill he delivers doesn’t exactly translate into how overall enjoyable Rap God is to listen to. Don’t get me wrong, the song is terrific, but compared to most the songs off of the original The Marshall Mathers LP it doesn’t quite stack up. I’ve also reviewed Beautiful Pain (ft. Sia), Headlights, Legacy, Bad Guy (ft. Sarah Jaffe), and Don’t Front (ft. Buckshot).
My Song Rating: 9.2 out of 10
"Don’t know what I’m gonna do, but I just keep on going through changes…"