So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m a diehard Eminem fan who hasn’t liked much of his music since the early 2000s. Now, that might not make sense to the ordinary person, but I was legit Stan when he dropped his first four albums (pun intended). In any case, from Encore onward, I just haven’t fucked with much of his material, man. With that being said, I’m not particularly hyped to listen to his surprise album, fam.
Ok, for those who missed it, Marshall Mathers is back in the game, bruh. Now, unbeknownst to the public, Em was working on a new album. Anyway, Music to Be Murdered By just touched the streets this morning. All I can say is, I don’t know what to expect from these tracks, son. At this point, Em has more bad albums than good albums, man. I mean, Infinite, The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show will ALWAYS be untouchable, fam. However, most of his albums after that have been hit-or-miss, people. Like, he still has his moments, especially on Kamikaze, but for the most part, the records are bad, brethren.
Now, to be clear, Eminem’s rapping prowess should never be called into question. Keeping it a buck, his punchlines may be outdated sometimes, but his technical ability to rhyme words is unmatched, son. But, there’s more to music than just bars, man. In his prime, Em made really enjoyable, and very problematic, hits. These days, not so much, fam. The way I see it, all of his tracks end up being an exercise in how well he can write lyrics. That, coupled with overused subject matter, makes for a boring listen, bruh. So, I’m basically expecting the same from this new album, folks.
In the end, I’ll still give the album a chance, son. Ultimately, I’m not one to just judge music without a real reference point. By and by, maybe he’ll surprise me and put out some fire, man. Then again, I’m not getting my hopes up, fam. At the end of the day, only time will tell, bruh. All in all, I’ll get back to everyone about it. That is all. LC out.