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#1 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4184 posts) -

I still think that MMLP2 is my next album to buy, almost skipping October. M.I.A.'s come out that day too, so that's cool! Sick flow for sure, and no need for a feature. But seriously, it sucks that I'm pretty sure Yelawolf isn't gonna be featured on the new album. Still dope!

#2 Edited by Hunter5024 (5599 posts) -

If I ever get around to writing a story with some sort of modern pantheon, there will totally be a god of rap.

#3 Posted by Milkman (16614 posts) -

Em doesn't even look like God.

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#4 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Eminem can be rap's U-God and that's about it.

#5 Posted by CornBREDX (5046 posts) -

Knowing Eminem, there's probably an ironic twist to the "rap god" title. He's usually pretty clever about that stuff.

Could also just be to piss off the haters, he likes doing that too. I agree with him- that's always fun.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

I kinda hate the hook (not to mention the title), but this is the best track so far, by far. If this is what the rest of the tracks are like, I'll be alright with this album.

I still wish he didn't call it MMLP2, though... I keep subconsciously comparing it to its namesake, and unless the unheard tracks are absolute gamechangers, I won't be able to help being somewhat disappointed even if the album is great.

On the upside, it sounds like his flow is STILL improving, which is remarkable. If he could tap into that skill to update his lyrics (I haven't parsed most of them yet, but it sounds like he's attacking outdated celebrities and cultural references yet again), he'd still be an actual rap god.

#7 Posted by ManMadeGod (1559 posts) -

@shagge said:

I kinda hate the hook (not to mention the title), but this is the best track so far, by far. If this is what the rest of the tracks are like, I'll be alright with this album.

I still wish he didn't call it MMLP2, though... I keep subconsciously comparing it to its namesake, and unless the unheard tracks are absolute gamechangers, I won't be able to help being somewhat disappointed even if the album is great.

On the upside, it sounds like his flow is STILL improving, which is remarkable. If he could tap into that skill to update his lyrics (I haven't parsed most of them yet, but it sounds like he's attacking outdated celebrities and cultural references yet again), he'd still be an actual rap god.

Who does he attack on this? He makes a few references to the first MMLP and talks about rapping since Clinton was in office, but I didn't hear any besides that. Might have missed a few though.

#8 Edited by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

He just doesn't sound very good on it. Lyrics are well-constructed braggadocio, though it's embarrassing that Em's still on that "f****t" game. And it's not just a one-time thing, based on the whole half-verse dedicated to the subject. And the beat is terrible.

Definitely not one of the best rap songs of the year, but good to know that Em can still string a verse together (I felt that question was raised during Recovery/Hell: The Sequel, yuugh.)

I'm gonna keep listening to My Name Is My Name, #METime, and Acid Rap over here. Oh, and Yeezus, obviously.

#9 Edited by Flacracker (1639 posts) -

Nas

#10 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

He referenced the censored line from the first MMLP. That's all I needed.

The song isn't great, but Eminem's flow...for some reason...is just hypnotic to me every time I hear it. It's something about the way he uses staccato in his rhythm.

#11 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4184 posts) -
#12 Posted by jiggajoe14 (664 posts) -

Em's entering that modern-day Tech N9ne level of boredom for me. Beat does nothing for me and his flow and cadence are too off-putting for me to care for the song.

#13 Edited by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

@shagge said:

I kinda hate the hook (not to mention the title), but this is the best track so far, by far. If this is what the rest of the tracks are like, I'll be alright with this album.

I still wish he didn't call it MMLP2, though... I keep subconsciously comparing it to its namesake, and unless the unheard tracks are absolute gamechangers, I won't be able to help being somewhat disappointed even if the album is great.

On the upside, it sounds like his flow is STILL improving, which is remarkable. If he could tap into that skill to update his lyrics (I haven't parsed most of them yet, but it sounds like he's attacking outdated celebrities and cultural references yet again), he'd still be an actual rap god.

Who does he attack on this? He makes a few references to the first MMLP and talks about rapping since Clinton was in office, but I didn't hear any besides that. Might have missed a few though.

Oh, is that what he said? Sounded like a cheap Lewinski joke. I take it back, then.

Listening again, I noticed he repeated his infamous Columbine line, uncensored this time. That's a preeeeetty good callback.

#14 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6294 posts) -

Lyrics are average at best, beat is dope, flow is dope.

#15 Edited by jkz (4008 posts) -

His flow is, technically, awesome, and I'm always surprised by people who don't think he can still just hit you over the head with bars if he wants to.

But this is also just kind of a freestyle with a shit hook. A whole album of that would get tired pretty quick (I'm sure he knows that). It's just...I dunno that he has things to say any more. That seems to be the problem. Even his cultural outrage is out of date; not that I blame a dude who's gone through what he has for being a bit out of touch. I just don't know that pure technicality's enough to keep you relevant nowadays, and even on that level, people like Tyler have picked up his other, more laidback flow and done it better, and he just seems left with "Angry em".

But I really hope the album's awesome. This is, at the least, fun as shit to listen to for a few goes

#16 Edited by Danteveli (1173 posts) -

For people that don't know much about rap and they are living around 2001 - maybe. Rest of us will have to stick with no.

#17 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

Well that's 0 for 3 then

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#18 Edited by SharkEthic (1037 posts) -
@benpicko said:

Well that's 0 for 3 then

Yup. He honestly did himself no favors calling this MMLP2, because other than sounding slightly dated, the new material bears little resemblance to it's namesake, and only serves to generate hype around something that's really not shaping out that well.

#19 Edited by D0tti (786 posts) -

Eminem's really turned to shit, I haven't thought off Em as a rap god or even a good rapper since The Eminem Show I think it was. Encore was decent but far from his best work.

#20 Edited by TreeTrunk (115 posts) -

Much better than the other 2 singles, though the chorus for 'berzerk' is really good and I still listen to that everyday. Still worried this album is gonna be crap like Jay-Z, Nas, and tech n9ne's latest albums. Seems to me Eminem is done and Interscope are just forcing him to put something out for a cash grab. Though that Bad Meets Evil EP released in 2011 was really good, which makes me wonder why he doesn't rap like that now, weird.

#21 Edited by Shortbreadtom (736 posts) -

Finally a good Eminem song. Berzerk was awful and Survival was dull and old hat

#22 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3628 posts) -

He just doesn't sound very good on it. Lyrics are well-constructed braggadocio, though it's embarrassing that Em's still on that "f****t" game. And it's not just a one-time thing, based on the whole half-verse dedicated to the subject. And the beat is terrible.

Dave White, editor of the LGBT themed magazine once wrote (during the time of Eminem's second album), "If he has gay-bashed you or me, then it logically follows that he has also raped his own mother, killed his wife, and murdered his producer, Dr. Dre. If he's to be taken literally, then so is Britney Spears' invitation to 'hit me baby, one more time'."

An interesting take on things. But seeing how that word has only become MORE offensive in recent times, it makes perfect sense that he would still be using it these days. He tries to be very offensive. It's kind of his thing.

#23 Posted by Cheesebob (1235 posts) -

That beat is turrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible

#24 Edited by JacDG (2117 posts) -

Beat is not that great, hook is terrible, Eminem goes in, easily the best song so far. Rap songs don't always have to have a theme, especially not when you rap this good, the song at least restored some ounce of hope that the album might be worthwhile.

@treetrunk said:

Still worried this album is gonna be crap like Jay-Z, Nas, and tech n9ne's latest albums.

Are you calling Life is Good crap?

#25 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4184 posts) -

@manmadegod: @shagge:

Look, I was gonna go easy on you, not to hurt your feelings

But Im only to get this one chance. (Six minutes, Slim Shady, youre on) Somethings wrong, I can feel it

Like a feeling, like something is about to happen, but I dont know what

If this means, what I think it means, were in trouble big trouble

And if he is as bananas like you say, Im not taking any chances

(You were just what the doc ordered.)

[Hook]

Im beginning to feel like a rap God

All my people from the front to the back nod

Now who thinks hes arms are long enough to slapbox?

They said I rap like a robot so call me rap bot

[Verse 1]

But for me to rap like a computer must be in my genes

I got a laptop in my back pocket

My penll go off when I half cock it

Got a fat knot from that rap profit

Made a living and a killing off it

Ever since Bill Clinton was still in office

With Monica Lewinsky feeling on his (nutsack)

Im an emcee still as honest

But as rude and indecent as all hell

Syllable, killaholic kill em all

This slickety, gibbedy, hibbedy hip hop

You dont really wanna get into a piece of match

With this rappidy rappack and a mack in the back of the yac, pack backpack rap yep yackidy yac

The exact same time I attempt these lyrical acrobat stunts when Im practicing that

Ill still be able to break a motherfuckers table over the back of a couple [?] and crack it in half

Only realized it was ironic I was on the Aftermath after the fact

How could I not blow? All I do is drop F-bombs, feel my wrath of attack

Rappers are having a rough time, period; hes a maxipad

Its actually disastrously bad

For the wack to masterfully constructing this masterpiece ass

[Verse 2]

Im beginning to feel like a rap God

All my people from the front to the back nod

Now who thinks hes arms are long enough to slapbox?

Let me show you maintaining this shit aint that hard

Everybody want the key and the secret to rap immortality like I have got

Well, to be truthful the blueprint is simply raging youthful exuberance

Everybody loves to root for a nuisance

Hither up like an asteroid, did nothing but chew other moons in

Emcees get taken to school with this music cause I use it as a vehicle to bust a rhyme

Now I lead a new school of students

Me, Im a product of Rakim, Lakim, Shahbaz, 2Pac and

W.N, Cube, Doc, Ren, Yella, Eazy, thank you they got Slim

Inspired enough to one day grow up, blow up and be in a position

To meet Run DMC and induct them to the motherfucking Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

Even though I walk in the church and burst in a ball of flames

Only Hall of Fame I be inducted in is the alcohol of fame

On the wall of shame

You [?] its all a game till I woke a flock of flames

Off of planking, tell me what in the fuck were you thinking?

Little gay looking boy, so gay I can barely say it with a straight face looking boy

You witnessing a massacre like you watching a church gathering take place looking boy

Oh [?] thats all they say looking boy

You take a thumbs up, pat on the back the way you go from your label everyday looking boy

Hey, looking boy, what you say looking boy?

I got a hell yeah from Tre looking boy

Imma work for everything I have, never ask nobody for shit

Get outta my face looking boy

Basically boy youre never gonna be capable to keep up with the same pace looking boy

[Verse 3]

Im beginning to feel like a rap God

All my people from the front to the back nod

The way Im racing around the track, call me Nascar

[?] heart of the trailer park, the white trash God

Kneel before generals off this planetts Krypton, no Asgard

So you be Thor and Ill be Odin, you [?], Im omnipotent

Let off then Im reloading immediately with these bombs Im totin

And I should not be woken

Im a walking dead, but Im just a talking head, a zombie floating

But I got your mom deep in [?]

Im out my Ramen noodle

We have nothing in common, poodle

? pinch yourself in the arm and pay homage, pupil

Its me, my honestys brutal

But its honestly futile if I dont utilize what I do though

For good at least once in a while

So I wanna make sure somewhere? I scratch, scribble and doodle

Enough rhymes to maybe to try and help get some people through tough times

But I gotta keep a few punchlines

Just in case cause even you unsigned

Rappers are hungry looking at me like its lunchtime

I know there was a time where once I

Was king of the underground, but I still rap like Im on my Pharoahe Monch grind

So I crunch rhymes, but sometimes when you combine

A pill with the skin color of mine

You get too big and [?]

Sang like that one line I said back all along on the Mathers LP

When I tried to say I take seven kids from Columbine

Put em all in a line, add an AK-47, a revolver and a nine

See if I get away with it now then I aint as big as I was but Im

Morph into an immortal, coming through the portal

But youre stuck in a timewarp from 2004 though

And I dont know what the fuck that you rhyme for

Youre pointless as Rapunzel with fucking corn rolls

Fuck being normal

And I just bought a new raygun from the future to just come and shoot ya

Like when Fabolous made Ray J mad

Oh, man, oh, that was a 24 special on the [cable](undefined) channel

So Ray J went straight to the radio station the very next day

Hey, Fab, Imma kill you

Lyrics coming at you at supersonic speed

Uh, sama lamaa duma lamaa you assuming Im a human

What I gotta do to get it through to you Im superhuman

Innovator, made [?] so anything you saying ricocheting off of me

Never fading, and I know that the haters are forever waiting

For the day that they can say I fell off, theyd be celebrating

Cause I know the way to get em motivated, I make elevating music

You make elevator music

Oh, hes too mainstream well, thats what they doing jealous, they confuse it

Its not hip hop, its pop, cause I found a hella way to fuse it

With rock, shock rap with Doc

[?] to make them loose it

I dont know how to make songs like that, I dont know what words to use

Let me know when it occurs to you

While Im ripping any of these verses

How many verses I gotta murder to prove

That if youre half as nice at songs you can sacrifice virgins too

School flunkie, pill junky

But look at the accolades the skills brung me

Full of myself, but still hungry

I bully myself cause I make me do what I put my mind to

And Im a million leagues above you

I'll when I speak in tongues, but its still tongue in cheek, fuck you

Im drunk so Satan take the fucking wheel, Im asleep in the front seat

Bumping Heavy D and the Boys, still chunky, but funky

But in my head theres something I can feel tugging and struggling

Angels fighting with devils, heres what they want from me

They asking me to eliminate some of the women hate

But if you take into consideration the bitter hatred that I had

Then you may be a little patient and more sympathetic to the situation

And understand the discrimination

But fuck it, lifes handing you lemons, make lemonade then

But if I cant battle the women how the fuck am I supposed to bake them a cake then?

Dont mistake it for Satan

Its a fatal mistake if you think I need to be overseas and take a vacation to tip a broad

And make a [?] on the face and dont be a retard

Be a king? Think not why be a king when you can be a God?

#26 Edited by Serpentenema (217 posts) -

@milkman said:

Em doesn't even look like God.

05 Fuck 'em is gonna be crazy.

#27 Edited by Hamst3r (4479 posts) -

That beat is turrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible

It's not just the beat that's bad.

#28 Posted by JasonR86 (9650 posts) -

I see he's back to sucking. Rap God? Right...

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#29 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

I made the best rap related insulting post right off the bat!

#30 Posted by J12088 (443 posts) -

Eh i think it's good. Then i thought Drakes latest album was trash. What do i know. Auto tune is all the rage these days.

#31 Posted by JayEH (521 posts) -

This is the best track so far I really don't like when he does that scream flow he's been doing lately. But yeah calling this album the MMLP2 is very dangerous...

#32 Posted by Deathstriker (308 posts) -

Not bad, but it's not all that good either. Plus the title/hook sounds like something Kanye would say.

#33 Posted by Killerfridge (307 posts) -

@treetrunk: Woah woah woah. Life is Good is a great album

#34 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4337 posts) -

Lyrics are average at best, beat is dope, flow is dope.

That's how I feel

#35 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: Cheers for that.

Yeesh, I was better off before I read that, I think. When I prefer the lyrics on Encore (my least favorite Em album), there's something seriously wrong. Did he have somebody write down what he says while talking in his sleep? I don't understand how he could think any of those punchlines could stand up with his pun-runs on Recovery.

#36 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

Why do the majority of Eminem's fans seem to hate the rest of hip hop? Why Eminem?

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#37 Edited by TreeTrunk (115 posts) -

@jacdg: yes I honestly thought Life Is Good was crap, I only liked 'The Don' and 'Nasty' though I haven't listened to those songs in a long time. It's like Nas forgot how to rap compared to that 'Distant Relatives' album he did with Damian Marley in 2010, and the beats didn't do anything for me either if not irritating.

#38 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2343 posts) -

I kept reading this as Rape God when it was being shared all over Twitter and Facebook. Needless to say I was disappointed.

#39 Edited by tsutohiro (364 posts) -

Meh. Flow is decent, beat is trying way to hard, hook sucks. Not worthy of title.

Edit: Also the levels suck, the call outs come off as "name drops", and his voice gets annoying before he's even at the halfway point.

I hope I never hear this song again. That'd be cool.

#40 Posted by punkxblaze (2968 posts) -

I want to dig it. I really want to. But I can't.

#41 Posted by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -

The flow was great but the beat sounded like shit, frankly. Sounded like someone made their first beat on reason or something, it just sounded bad, especially the kick and snare.

#42 Posted by artofwar420 (6276 posts) -

Flow is siiiick. Beat, nah huh.

#43 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

I am not feeling this song.

#44 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3131 posts) -

His flow is ridiculous.

#45 Posted by villainy (554 posts) -

Lyrics are average at best, beat is dope, flow is dope.

Nailed it. It was also just enough to send the overly drunk people arguing about economics across the way from me back inside. Thanks @blu3v3nom07 now I can drink and watch my GB videos in peace!

#46 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Marshall's My Little Pony 2? There was a first one?

Edit: Okay for reals this time.

I really don't like rap music, and I can't say I've heard any eminem since his slim shady album, but I gotta say this man is clearly talented. The backing is shit clearly, but the lyrical construction and his delivery (delivery? That's a rap term surely) are pretty amazing.

I reiterate. I cannot fucking stand rap, but I enjoy listening to this man make words happen.

#47 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Beat is laughably bad.

#48 Edited by jayjonesjunior (1087 posts) -

Rap Man >>>>>> Rap God.

#49 Posted by ProfessorEss (7308 posts) -

Lyrics are average at best, beat is dope, flow is dope.

Yeah his skill is still jaw dropping, maybe more than ever, but he just doesn't seem to have anything interesting to say anymore.

I still enjoy it on a purely syllabellic level.

#50 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6294 posts) -

@everyones_a_critic said:

Lyrics are average at best, beat is dope, flow is dope.

Yeah his skill is still jaw dropping, maybe more than ever, but he just doesn't seem to have anything interesting to say anymore.

I still enjoy it on a purely syllabellic level.

Definitely. I like this song much more than the last two singles. Whether he's saying anything or not his intricacy and flow are unbelievable on this.