Rap Up, Week of April 17 April 17, 2015
Yelawolf, Eminem, Large Professor, OG Maco, Quavo, Holt, King Louie, Dave East, Snoop Dogg, Lord Byron, White Gzus, Tela
Dan Adu-Gyamfi scored 1.1 on his SAT The greatest debate amongst rap fans is who the greatest rapper of all time. Most of the time you’ll realize people mention their favorite artist instead of who they truly consider to be the G.O.A.T. Theatrics ensue as a faux cypher commences with participants doing their best impersonation […]
Eminem, Rap Job October 15, 2013
Jonah Bromwich has a laptop in his front pocket. Eminem’s suffered from various problems for most of the last decade. Most importantly, he ran out of things to talk about after he exhausted the whining about his family and fame, and the more-nimble-than-funny pop culture jabs that kept seventh graders (me included) snickering and everyone […]
You never were supposed to trust Eminem. He was always honest, but rarely truthful. Slim Shady was the perfectly executed attempt to obscure everything. A song like “Rock Bottom” co-existed alongside “As the World Turns” and both felt bounded within the same white-teed realm. Somewhere around the time he realized that nobody wanted to see […]
Eminem Goes Berzerker August 28, 2013
Max Bell prefers Clarence Carter to Billy Squier. Eminem knows Recovery should be filed under pop, not hip-hop. So with “Berzerk,” Em claims he’s going to “take it back to straight hip-hop.” It’s a move in the right direction, but now that he’s as old as the genre itself he’s gone too far back. He’s on […]
Max Bell consulted Devon Sawa before composing this piece. On the 25th of January 2013, it will be fourteen years since the release of “My Name Is,” fourteen years since Marshall Mathers, the best selling-artist (period) of the 2000s, broke into the rap game, the TRL countdown, and the homes of every impressionable white child […]
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Deen has never watched the X Factor. Well, if it isn’t the Hail Mary to end all Hail Marys. If you’d told me back in 2006 that I’d fuck with a rap single with Adam Levine on the hook, I’d have called your mom a whore and told you to suck a bag of phalluses. […]
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