MR. CONTROVERSY. Eminem thinks to himself, “Well, it’s been a while since I’ve put out a new album, so if I’m gonna make a comeback, I gotta go all the way, after all, these 24 Farrari’s ain’t gonna pay for themselves. Shit. I gotta shock all them muthafuggers”. And so he does. Eminem knows how the whole VIRAL thing works. He’s got a team of Monkeys on the payroll, working around the clock to make sure everyone see’s him, hears him and hates him. I’m willing to bet he’s got quite the I.Q. how else could he freestyle so quick? The man’s a fast thinker, a sharp tool, but still a tool nonetheless.
I’m a fan, at least I was, I think I still am. I like some of his music and I’ve got about 10-15 favorite tracks that can get me fired up if I need it, he makes me laugh more than anything, he’s a talented artist no doubt, I’m not here to argue that and I enjoy the way he challenges our thinking, But how far is too far?
He knows he has to shock the world, like Marylin Manson, he has to come back with a voice so powerful that it puts him at the top again, but how? Write a song about Drugs and Murder and create a video that pushes our society’s limitations. What a surprise. So original. His latest on youtube, 3am. And it’s not a “sense of humor” song, just straight up killing people. wtf? I liked the older funnier songs, where you knew he was joking, and he probably still is, this is his big joke on the world. He knows how to shock and he knows it will spread. Is he dark and twisted or just clever? Anywho, he’s got us right where he wants us. Oh and I fully realize that even by touching on this subject, I’m supporting his cause. Doh!
I wish I could call him on his money grabbing scheme, I wish I could just say “Fuck dat – I’m not going to get sucked into Eminems vulgar little trap. I’ll sniff the goods, maybe, but I ain’t gonna bite.” Honestly, I’m disappointed, I’m bummed that he feels the need to push the edge so far, I’m not sure he’s CONTENT, and that’s sad. I think he wants to go over the top, like many people before who’ve tasted any sort of power or influence, I think he wants to be remembered as a god, but instead, he’s so close to being remembered as a shirtless douche who can’t dance and didn’t know when to stop.
But I can’t call him out, not because I have no morals, but because this video may not make it through the first week on youtube, internationally anyway. So I’ll post it here now, and you can decide for yourself: Is he a smart guy with a talent for poetry and rhythm or just another wanker preying on the wallets of innocent teenagers? Is it possible he’s gone beyond his own limits as a rapper forced to change his voice (clearly just to annoy me), and falling victim to his own ego? I dunno. Anyone can make something dark I guess, it’s not hard. I think Eminem is running out of ideas, does he truthfully feel good about this track, this video? I wonder. Opinions are important, let’s here yours if you got one. Just don’t let your kids see this.
Honestly his rapping isn’t that far off of Jim Carry’s ‘Snow’ remake, Imposter (see below). Musically speaking at least. Listen to both of these at the same time and see if you notice the similarities ha haha. Tomorrow I’ll talk about climbing rocks again. Probably.