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Shady's back: five things we want to see from Eminem's new album - GQ.com

Shady's back: five things we want to see from Eminem's new album - GQ.com | Does Em Still Have It? | Scoop.it
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Shady's back: five things we want to see from Eminem's new album
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Eminem is back (and so is his trademark bleach blond hair).

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This discusses some of Eminems singles and gives a pretty agreeable list of what the "real" Eminem fans would want to hear on The Marshall Mathers LP 2. 

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Eminem’s legacy: Is he still a ‘Rap God’ or a mere mortal?

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 comes on the brink of a significant anniversary for veteran emcee Eminem. Nearly 15 years ago, the controversial rapper dropped his first major label debut album, The Slim Shady LP, to much fanfare and critical acclaim. Since then, he’s been hailed as one of the best lyricists to ever touch a microphone and helped quiet the notion that rap was exclusively a ‘black thing.’ Not only has he collaborated with the who’s who of the industry, from Snoop Dogg and Jay Z to Kanye and Lil’ Wayne, but more often than not, he’s out-rapped them. He’s the only rapper with two albums to be certified diamond and the first rapper to win an Oscar. Since “My Name is” he’s proven worthy of belonging on hip-hop’s Mount Rushmore by rapping about what he knows, whether that be mountains of ‘shrooms or wanting to throw his ex-wife into a trunk of a car while his daughter rode shotgun. Whether people can directly relate to his eccentric tales or not, one thi


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This discusses Eminems former fame and his current state of rapping  which seems to disappoint most of the die-hard Eminem fans. It proves some good points about the way he goes about rapping now versus his old ways.

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Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – review

Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – review | Does Em Still Have It? | Scoop.it
Eminem's belated 'sequel' to his breakthrough album is a confident yet introspective marvel, writes Paul MacInnes
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This isn't the BEST review but, it speaks on eminems new rhyme schemes as "exceptional" and how in this day and age, the kind of rap that eminem makes isn't what the majority wants.

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Music Review: The Marshall Mathers LP 2, by Eminem | EW.com

Music Review: The Marshall Mathers LP 2, by Eminem | EW.com | Does Em Still Have It? | Scoop.it
Eminem wouldn't be Eminem — or Slim Shady, or Marshall Mathers — if he didn't allot some of his whizbang rhymes to homophobic slurs and…

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This blog discusses how, following the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem's content is still the same but his ways of going about rapping and all his song structure has changed.

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Why Eminem Matters Right Now

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On The Marshall Mathers LP 2, he offers what's been missing from hip hop lately: aggressive, commercially viable, virtuoso rapping.

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This person discusses why Eminem's music is still maintaining relevance. It also discusses a common about the production of the album, claiming that the most exciting tracks are the ones produced by Rick Rubin while the others are less interesting.

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Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' - Album Review - The BoomBox

Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' - Album Review - The BoomBox | Does Em Still Have It? | Scoop.it
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That confusing appearance on ESPN? The unfortunate pairing with Call of Duty? That ridiculous online game with missions that consist of sharing links to Eminem's music on social media?

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This blog gives many good points discussing eminems old music vs. his new music. Speaking on how he used to just rap whatever came to his head whereas now it seems like he is trying to "put puzzle pieces together"

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