Slim Shady Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
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|1. Public Service Announcement|
|2. My Name Is|
|3. Guilty Conscience|
|4. Brain Damage|
|6. If I Had|
|7. '97 Bonnie & Clyde|
|9. Role Model|
|11. My Fault|
|12. Ken Kaniff|
|13. Cum On Everybody|
|14. Rock Bottom|
|15. Just Don't Give A Fuck|
|17. As The World Turns|
|18. I'm Shady|
|19. Bad Meets Evil|
|20. Still Don't Give A Fuck|
On The Slim Shady LP, Eminem wants it all. He is conflicted, you see; the world has treated him badly, and he wants to respond in kind. But he isn't a straight-up gangsta--this is, after all, the first release on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records, his post-Death Row-era venture--and Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) doesn't really want anyone to follow in his footsteps, which leads to some interesting contradictions on this album. In the first single, "My Name Is", he's self-deprecating, rapping about his poor upbringing and his hairy palms. But on the very next song, "Guilty Conscience", he plays the devil to Dr. Dre's angel--that is, until Eminem brings up an incident from Dre's devilish past, rapping, "You gonna take advice from someone who slapped Dee Barnes?" Later, on "'97 Bonnie & Clyde", he turns Will Smith's "Just the Two of Us" on its ear, making it a tale of murder; but on "My Fault", he actually feels bad--though whether it's for the girl he overdosed or for himself is tough to figure out. With his nasal Midwestern tone, Mathers has a clean, clear flow, and the production--by Dr. Dre, Marky, and Jeff Bass--is crisp but consistently fun. Eminem has some serious skills, and he makes for some great tunes--but the lyrics are as morally reprehensible as they get. --Randy Silver
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Actually, you can look at this as the founding father of the Slim Shady persona, because this would be the first professionally produced regular length album full of the typical funny vulgar rhymes you expect from the young bleached Eminem. Of course a part from the tracks where Eminem pokes fun at the most sensitive of topics, there are also the tracks where he makes you relate to his pain. The ability to let the listener relate to both sides of him, both funny and pained, is truly what has made Eminem unique.
If you liked the Marshall Mathers LP then this is a must have. It's a walk down memory lane really and so worth it.
Please be warned that this album is full of foul language and suggestive material, just in case you are not aware.
"Rock Bottom"- A solid three verses about depression. Very impressive.
"Role Model"- Sounds like he freestyled these two verses. Really cool("I'm cancerous so when I rap you wouldn't wanna answer this, if you responded back with a battle rap you wrote for Canibus").
"Bad Meets Evil"- Nice verses and beat. Em's then friend Royce Da 5'9' guest raps and together the two rappers take on the world.
"If I Had"- Probably the truest song on the album. Em lets out his anger on this over a depressing beat.
"97 Bonnie & Clyde"- A darkly humorous parody of Will Smith's "Just The Two Of Us". It basically tells the story of Em taking his daughter to drown her mother.
"Still Don't Give A F***"- This song resembles "Criminal" from Eminem's sophmore album. Very cool.
Overall, like I said, the lyrics on this album are some of the best. And for all the present day Eminem haters, Em's got this locked and he's gonna end Zno's wannabe career.
That said, I find it a little surprising that this is the album that launched what became one of the most successful entertainment careers to date. Most of the lyrics are not nearly as clever as those of later CDs, with some exceptions, and the beats are pretty similar throughout. Part of the reason is that Eminem is a great performer and live he brings every song to life.
I rate this CD TWO stars:
My Name Is *
Guilty Conscious *
Both these tunes have clever lyrics and Guilty Conscious, featuring Dr. Dre, is hilarious. If you're an Eminem fan, of course you'll want is as part of your collection.
Ratings: CDs are rated simply by how many good songs are on the album. Great songs get two stars, and good songs get one star. Songs that get no stars are those that I might like but not enough to give it a star or ones I find boring or actively dislike. CDs are not penalized for songs that I don't like because they are easy enough to skip over. There is no maximum number of stars CD can get, but of course the more stars it gets, the better the CD.
As with all reviews, these are my subjective opinions on the album.
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Not much difference between the vinyl and CD quality still a great album.Published 18 months ago by ben