Posts Tagged ‘eminem’

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Like Button: Hell: The Sequel

17 June 2011

For me, The Slim Shady LP will always be one of those albums that no matter how much time has passed, I will remember exactly where I was when I fell in love with it and “Bad Meets Evil” was one of the best songs on there. Even before the beef, you could tell Em and Royce had the potential to blow up…and not in a good way. In a way, that love/hate relationship was so appealing because it was sexy and dangerous. In the end, they managed to produce something great!

I knew this collabo was happening, but I forgot about it until I stumbled upon the album on iTunes today; the cd came out Tuesday so I’m not all that late. I think “Above the Law” is my favorite, and it sure as hell describes my feelings over the past few weeks. Buying the album now!

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Eminem’s ‘Recovery’

27 June 2010

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The first time I ever saw/heard Marshall Bruce Mathers III was during his very random (and for some, controversial) run with Warped Tour back in the day (I think I was 12 so, lol, do the math). Ever since then, I was hooked. I own every album. I’ll admit, I was worried that Em might in fact quit when the news of all his troubles in addition to a greatest hits album (dun dun duuuuuun) came out. So I was ecstatic for Relapse, but not as impressed as I thought I would be.

Thank God for Recovery.

When I say I have been listening to nothing else since June 18, I mean it. I don’t have a choice! It’s that awesome that I can’t turn it off. It’s raw and honest, and just as scathing and severe as every other LP from Em in the past. From songs that encourage listeners never to give up, to genuine anecdotes about life and love, I’ll go out on a limb and say something that no one would probably ever say about the homophobic, misogynistic Eminem: kids the world over should hear this album if they want to find a true role model. He is the perfect example of how life screws you over and how even the most depressed and lost can come back from the brink of death and despair.

Kudos to you Marshall for getting healthy and realizing that us fans need you to stay in the game. Much love and respect.

PS: Tour the rest of the country please. It’s not fair that only NYC and Detroit get to have the Em experience.