Eminem ~ Marshall Mathers LP2 [Deluxe Edition] (new)

Eminem ~ Marshall Mathers LP2 [Deluxe Edition] (new)

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Recording information: Effigy Studios; Larrabee Studios, Universal City, CA; Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA. Photographers: Jeremy Deputat; Kevin Mazur; Paul Rosenberg; Jenny Risher. After centering himself with the confessional 2010 release Recovery, Eminem entered his forties while watching his beloved city of Detroit literally go bankrupt. The cover here displays this descent with an updated picture of the rapper's teenage home, first featured on the MM LP of 2000 but now boarded up, and yet this 8 Mile child cares much more about the present than the past, as this vicious, infectious, hilarious triumph is no nostalgia trip, just the 2013 version of Marshall the experienced maverick on a tear, dealing with the current state of events and kicking up dust with his trademark maniac attack while effortlessly juggling his over-40 wisdom with stuff you'd slap a teenager for saying. Key cut "Rap God" is the quintessential track as it blasts out homophobic cut-downs and other inexcusable lyrics, because Marshall's the "Dale Earnhardt of the trailer park," but "I still rap like I'm on my Pharoahe Monch grind," and suddenly his Stan Lee-like origin story begins to take shape. Marshall is a super villain so familiar with hate and depression, he's powered by all shades of anger. Be it pissing off the neighbors (rocking the house with a some Beastie Boys and Billy Squier samples on the Rick Rubin-produced party starter "Bezerk") or being threatened by critics (and his biggest ever, too, as "Bad Guy" revisits the MM LP character "Stan" via his revenge-obsessed brother Matthew), it all feeds into his super nova, and it's a unique spectacle when it explodes. It does so gloriously on the stately arena rap anthem "Survival," which injects the listener with martial beats and a pre-game pep talk worth hearing. "Asshole" takes the decidedly low road to destruction, slapping girls "off the mechanical bull, at a tractor pull" while using controversy to make the front page, then offering the idea that he's "white America's mirror, so see more...

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Becky S.
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I can't think of a Marshal Mathers/Eminem/Slim Shady album that I'd ever give less than 4.5 stars to as of yet and this is no exception. This was an instant classic when it first played. You know when Marshal is performing the lyrics are going to be more meaningful and tell stories paralleling his life or those close to him. There is a mix of fast and slow beats but as always he is so precise in making sure each note and effect are correctly laid for the track.
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