At this point Slim Shady is in full album promo mode as new music drops from his upcoming The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He gave us the radio ready Berzerk after releasing Survival which also is on the Call of Duty: Ghosts video game soundtrack. Now we get Rap God, a 6 minute lyrical attack that is much more a freestyle then a album song. Simply put Eminem decided he would remind the listening rap audience exactly what he does better then most in the game since he made his initial appearance. In the category of technical rap, the skill of putting rhyming words together in creative ways Shady is in his own world.
As time has passed Eminem gives us moments where you may wonder if he's beyond his point of importance. He's always put out material that wasn't really saying anything other then giving us a peak into his mind. Twisted, disturbed and often unstable but it's who he is. Eminem musically has always been a jumble of lyrical skill, borderline insanity, introspective revelation and good old classic hip hop. It's on you which aspect of Slim you decide to focus on, but let on thing remain true and honest for all those across the board. When songs like Versace rule the airwaves regardless of content it's nice to still know that their are artists that take the art of being an MC seriously. Every song wont be as creative a tale as Stan was or as reflective on personal life as When I'm gone but the pure ability to rhyme is something Eminem is still reigning in. In the school of multi-syllabic flow which gave us Kool G Rap, Treach, Big Pun and more, Em hasn't lost a step.
So I crunch rhymes, but sometimes when you combine
Appeal with the skin color of mine
You get too big and here they come trying to censor you
Like that one line I said on "I'm Back" from the Marshall Mathers LP
One where I tried to say I take seven kids from Columbine
Put 'em all in a line, add an AK-47, a revolver and a nine
See if I get away with it now that I ain't as big as I was,
No way to know if this means anything in regards to the quality of the new Eminem album scheduled for an Nov. 4th release but during a Hip Hop era where moments seem to matter more then true staying power its nice to get a throw back to what this art form was originally about. Don't worry this wont interrupt you're twerking much.......