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Old 08-07-2010, 10:08 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Eminem can be catchy, and is an artist I can bear to listen to, in addition to his music videos making sense more than most others. Relevancy is perfect on those videos.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:29 AM   #172 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Eminem

I think Eminem is fantastic. Don't like his two newest videos admittedly, but the album 'Recovery' is definitely him back on form.

I didn't think Relapse was too bad despite him now slating it himself. Encore for me was always a bit of a let down - a few good songs (Like Toy Soldiers is up there), but not him at his best.

Got to say I'm glad he got rid of those stupid accents too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:15 AM   #173 (permalink)
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I love Eminem! I get jealous of how easily he expresses himself with his lyrics.. plus, he has a great style of music that I love listening to.

One of my best friends kept bashing Eminem and glorifying ICP. It frustrated the hell out of me.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:38 AM   #174 (permalink)
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Don't get me wrong Eminem is and has always been one of my favorite and most influential artists I've ever listened to. I've spent countless hours listening to his first 4 albums constantly. Hell, I probably have been closer to a Stan than most. But "Recovery" is not real music, it's commercialized just a money-maker. I'll point out the ways in which it did not live up to my expectations of Eminem

1.) the Death of Slim Shady: Throughout the Album there is a lack of Eminem's attitude and carefree vocals. It seemed like Eminem wanted Slim Shady to go away after Relapse because the album didn't sell as well as everyone thought it would. Where is that sarcastic, social commentary, that "I just don't give a f***" attitude and the over-the-top violent humor?

2.) Going Through the Motions: Yeah, Eminem can rhyme better than almost anyone. His lyrics and wordplay are very, very good. But what is he really saying in his songs? (Hint: nothing). There's no realism in his lyrics, he isn't telling any stories, writing about his life or connecting with his true fanbase that he started with. No true fan liked Eminem because of "My Name Is" or "The Real Slim Shady". Those were commercialized B.S. to get the attention of the masses. The rest of his songs were almost nothing like them, and yet the albums sold. Why? because people could relate to Him and because he was original, witty, sarcastic, and energized and passionate. Eminem doesn't have that kind of presence in his newest CD. There's a difference between sampling Dido or performing with Elton john than asking Rihanna to the hook on his song and then hiring Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan to perform in a music video. It's called originality vs. Integrity. Eminem lost some integrity when he decided to use a bunch of new producers on his music instead of using Dre and Himself. Some of his best music was partially produced by himself like Mockingbird, Hailie's Song, etc. Now he just sounds like all the other rappers, just trying to make some more money. Well, he succeeded.

3.) Apologies: I mean yeah, no one really liked the accent all that much, but to discredit a CD just because of that or because a bunch of teen girls didn't buy it because it was DARK (not bad, just really violent and dominated by Slim Shadyness and only a few half-assed songs). Basically what he is saying is "I'd rather sell 2,000,000 albums at the expense of my integrity as a creative artist than sell 500,000 and stay true to real fans who have stuck with me no matter what the radio or the magazine reviews say of him. I can't stick by an artist who sells out so completely like that. I honestly wish he wouldn't cater to the masses so blatantly. I mean I liked 25 to Life until i realized that he got it wrong. He wasn't enslaved by Hip-hop he was enslaved by the fame and the money. Back when he was a 20 something nobody he worked hard and did his thing with a 100 people telling him he was ****. Now when people say his music isn't amazing, he has to make everyone feel better and make a bunch of songs that everyone can relate to? C'mon man. Where's the song to poor youth like in "Sing for the Moment"? Where's the blunt reality of "If I Had A Million Dollars"? Where's the humor seen in the "Without Me" Music video?

I truly Love the Music and Fire that inspired Eminem to become what he was at the end of 2005. But Recovery honestly cannot match that and hopefully, true fans who don't care about ratings, who "throw on a rap record and just sit and just vibe" who listen to the messages of songs, will get what has been missing, more of that "I'm Eminem and if you don't like my shi* then F*** You!" attitude.

I guess I should have made this into a review haha.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:34 AM   #175 (permalink)
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I personally do not care much for Eminem. Some of his music is good, but he, personally, I hear is quite a jerk. He makes $200 million a year and keeps every last penny for himself, no charity donations, no nothing. What is he spending all that cash on?!
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:37 AM   #176 (permalink)
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I personally do not care much for Eminem. Some of his music is good, but he, personally, I hear is quite a jerk. He makes $200 million a year and keeps every last penny for himself, no charity donations, no nothing. What is he spending all that cash on?!
He's a jerk because he doesn't give his money away? Maybe he's saving it away for his daughter? Who knows. What he does with his money is his business, and if he doesn't want to donate it to charity then fair enough.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:53 AM   #177 (permalink)
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I personally do not care much for Eminem. Some of his music is good, but he, personally, I hear is quite a jerk. He makes $200 million a year and keeps every last penny for himself, no charity donations, no nothing. What is he spending all that cash on?!
How do you know whether he gives money to charity or not?
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:47 PM   #178 (permalink)
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How do you know whether he gives money to charity or not?
Is my question.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:42 PM   #179 (permalink)
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That's retarded. On Fire, Almost Famous, WTP, 25 To Life, and So Bad are all dope as **** yo.
After nearly two months of listening to Recovery through and through my opinion was indeed retarded. Didn't grasp me as much as the other Eminem albums on first listen but now definitely one of my favorites.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:13 PM   #180 (permalink)
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man i LOVE eminem! just got Recovery about a month ago, in my opinion its probly one of his best albums.
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