Thursday, March 12, 2015
How Eminem Came A Long Way From 8 Mile
BY: GURU JAY
Some people say I’m picky. Actually, I just have acquired a taste for the best that life has to offer. In the words of Eminem aka Slim Shady, their styles are generic, while “mines authentic made.”
I don’t want to blog if I can’t break grammar rules.
The point is I’ve jammed to rap music my whole life with a caveat. In the late 90s and early 2000s, I exclusively listened to Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Nas, and Eminem. Essentially, I only listened to rappers with substance.
What is the first advice after you walk on campus? Don’t they tell you to “open your mind?” What they really mean to say is “open your pocketbooks and pay for these over-priced textbooks and tuition.”
In my freshman year, I registered for an introduction to music course. They gave me credit for going to concerts and writing papers. College exposes you to new ways of thinking.
Although Eminem didn’t register with University admissions, he still registers with you and me. I don’t agree with all of Eminem’s beliefs but he genuinely has some great ideas.
Have you seen 8 Mile or Get Rich or Die Tryin’? So the story goes, Dr. Dre discovered Eminem and Slim Shady signed 50 Cent. 8 Mile chronicles the white rapper’s rise out of the black underground. Moreover, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ demonstrates 50 Cent’s struggle and ultimate perseverance.
Are Eminem and Rihanna the perfect music combination or what? Because Eminem is a rap god, that makes Rihanna a pop goddess. Thus, many of Slim Shady’s best songs are his collaborations with Bad Girl Riri.
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If you are familiar with Hip-Hop, what are your favorite Eminem songs and why do you like him?
I am Guru Jay launching off into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!