[quote]Pootie Tang wrote:
Pootie Tang wrote:
Pootie Tang wrote:
Is it even out yet?
The first few songs are made that way in purpose. Remember The real slim shady and My name is? Both were poppy beats and really no lyrical value at best. But the albums were arguably classics. The corny songs are used for promotional purposes.
There is a leaked copy floating about. I know his initial single is satiricial, however this album is weak to say the least.
How is the lyrical content? He usually shines in that department.
He USED to shine in lyrical content dept. What album was it? Curtain Call I think. That album was garbage.
I don’t know, he seems to have lost his hunger and edge. Just like a lot of popular rappers he’s become too formulaic and distant from what made him such a star when he was still “new” and fresh.
It’s a damn shame too, I used to really like Eminem too. I could be just me; give me a Talib Kweli mixtape or a bootleg, underground mix of the next Blackstar album that’ll be shelved.
EDIT: Not curtain call; encore. my b
Yeah Encore was very unbalanced and I really couldn’t take it seriously. He jumped the shark the moment he made a song about Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, WTF was he thinking? Mosh and some others were great but I think he lost his drive when his best friend Proof was killed. After that it was all down hill.
Yea, I second that. I don’t know, I just feel that there’s a lot of former top notch hip hop artists that aren’t so top notch anymore and none of the young ones are stepping in to fill the void. The majority of stuff out there seems to be just one gimmick after another. I felt this way around the time 50 Cent became popular.
Very true on many accounts. KRS ONE still puts out albums but he has been on some next shit ever since he moved out to LA and became some sort of Guru. I still rock Talib and Mos Def hard. Mos Def has an album coming out this summer and from what I have heard it looks promising. John Forte is putting out stuff ever since he was pardoned by bush. Q Tips recent album was really good IMO he brought it back to the lyrics and mellow beats. The new cats are lost in the sauce. Asher Roth has some potential, from the mixtapes I have heard he is early Eminem without the psychosis. Ghostface Killah puts out an good album every year or year and a half so one should be right around the corner.
We still got Lupe, Kanye, Common, and the other lyrically minded rappers still putting out good stuff. Ring tone rappers are gonna cycle themselves out just wait and see. Also Cam’ron is coming out next week, (him and Jeezy are my guilty pleasures). So the hip hop game is grey but not a lost cause as of yet.
yeah lupe and common are pretty good still…but kanye i think he really sold out on his last album it wasnt like the old kanye that i liked…thats just my opinion…late registration and graduation were my favs…but i cant stand to hear shit like t-pain an thats what he did by using the voice synthesizer and “attempting” to sing…but i havent heard the new eminem…an im not really interested in picking it up because i hate the songs that are on the radio currently…which is sad he use to be one of my favorite rappers