THE RAP/ HIPHOP scene got stale and I haven’t been excited to listen to much of it in the best part of a decade until this cypher from Shady Records.
Eminem has been hit and miss with his recent album releases. Relapse was clearly an attempt to rap out of the funk that he was in, things got a little better on Recovery, but really, the Slim Shady that released The Marshall Mathers LP was no longer.
But with time Eminem has returned to some semblance of his former self – Bad Meets Evil with Royce Da 5’9 is great and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was a real sign that he could nail some tracks on a commercial release again. Clearly, maintaining the hunger and desire of a pre-fame artist is incredibly difficult. You have money, notoriety, platinum albums, respect and life gets easy, in a sense. Naturally a persons mindset changes with these accolades and fortune so the lack of quality in music has some reason behind it at least.
With that in mind, check out the video above, The Shady Records CXVHPER which includes a whole cast of Interscope artists rapping without beats in a really cool video format, giving them all an opportunity to drop some nice lyrics. There’s Joe Budden, Royce and all the rest, it’s poetry. Enjoy.