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Gets BOOOring in a long run
on May 24, 2004
This is the first Eminem album I have, and this will be my last. I admit, I was completely blown away the first time I listened to this album. I thought this was the real bomb that I wanted to go out and buy all of his albums. Thank God I didn't. I played this album every day non-stop for about 1 month . And that is when I realize that it gets boring. Believe me, this album has a low replay value. You can play it about 20 times and then it gets boring. Believe me. It's nowhere near compared to such classics as "All Eyez on Me", "Me Against the World", "Ready to die", "Doggystyle" , "Chronic" etc. Those classics out there won't age even a single day and you can just play it over and over and over again to death. I really don't know what is so special about Eminem, why there are so many kids idolizing him. Sure his lyrics are really funny, but the funniness of it will just fade and disappear after you listened to the song about 5-10 times. Take for example the song "Criminal" (" So as I got older and I got a lot taller, my d**k shrunk smaller but my balls got larger"). First time I heard that, I almost choked from laughing. But after just couple more listens, I didn't find it funny anymore. Same thing can be said with "Without Me", "Drips", "Real Slim Shady", "My Name Is" just to name a few. Sure Eminem is really good, no question 'bout that, but he is not THAT good. I can honestly say that there are a bunch of rappers out there who are more talented and better than Eminem (Kurupt, Daz, DJ Quik, Krayzie Bone, Big L, to name a few). From my point of view, I think the reasons why Eminem sold millions of albums is because he is white and he is backed up by Dr. Dre (just like 50 cent). Eminem said so himself in "White America" ("Let's do the math. If I was black, I would've sold half"). Another thing, I wonder why Eminem disses female pop artists like Britney and Christina when they are out of his league and they have done nuthin' against him. I don't mind if Eminem disses f*gg*t boybands and male pop artist cause they deserved to be dissed anyway. But dissing females like Britney and Christina is going too far. No wonder why Christina Aguilera retaliates back and makes his own version of "The Real Slim Shady" entitled "Will The Real Slim Shady Please Shut Up" (You gotta listen to this, she completely destroys Eminem here "Even his girlfriend cheated on him, Look at him walking around, livin' off Dre, acting so cool but he's really kinda weak though"). Eminem should be ashamed of himself because he is completely destroyed by a female pop artist. Hey, don't get me wrong, I'M NOT A HATER but I'm not a fan either, I'm just telling the truth. Anyway, highlights on this album are the 2nd single, and the best song on the album, "Cleaning out my closet". This is got to be Em's most personal and heartfelt song where he completely diss his own mama. This is the exact opposite of 2paC's "Dear Mama". Could you believe it that here in our place, a local lawmaker even tried to ban this particular song on the airwaves because it provokes hate towards our own mama. Next is "Till I collapse", this got to be one of Em's best song. I wonder why it didn't become a single. Nate's hook on this is really good. "Sing for the Moment" is the third single to come out. It deserves to be a single as Em talks about his critics and how the media treats him badly. The first single "Without me" is gotta be the worst song on the album. I just don't like commercial songs. "Drips" ft. his protégé Obie Trice is either funny or disgusting depending of what type of person you are. I find it funny at first especially Obie's verse but now it's kind of really disgusting. "Superman" is somewhat funny where he talks about how b*****s just come and go. Here is a breakdown to all the tracks rated from 1-5 (5 being the highest.)
2. White America - (2/5)
3. Business - (3/5) I like it at first, but it really grows old fast
4. Cleaning Out My Closet - (5/5)
5. Square Dance - (2/5) Another one of those stupid songs similar to Without Me
7. Soldier - (4.5/5) A track where Eminem just rips the mic apart similar to that of "The Way I Am"
8. Say Goodbye to Hollywood - (3.5/5)
9. Drips - (3/5) Either funny or disgusting depending on what type of person you are
10. Without Me - (1/5) Very catchy tune and funny at first, but gets boring.
12. Sing for The Moment - (5/5)
13. Superman - (4/5)
14. Hailie' Song - (4/5) I actually liked this especially Em's 3rd verse
16. When the Music Stops - (3.5/5)
17. Say What u Say - (3/5) a diss to Jermaine Dupri
18. Till I Collapse - (5/5)
19. My Dad's Gone Crazy - (2/5) another 1 of those stupid songs, a diss to his mama
So here it is the complete breakdown of all the tracks. If I were you I would just download the great songs (Cleaning Out My Closet, Till I Collapse, Sing For the Moment, Soldier, Superman) because the album really gets boring in a long run. Believe me. If I were you, I won't waste my money buying Eminem albums and instead invest in some great music.
[!] PEACE [!]