Eminem Did Eminem restore his legacy with Kamikaze/Side A + B?

Started by Koke, Sep 29, 2022, in Eminem Add to Reading List

  1. Koke
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    Sep 29, 2022
    Recovery was his second peak but he had an AWFUL run afterwards, easily the worst of his career.

    Endless terrible features (remember fans down? ) BME, MMLP2, SHADY XV, that s-----y boxing movie soundtrack, then Revival. All awful projects give or take a few songs. He was at an all time low after Revival and I genuinely thought he'd fade into obscurity. People weren't listening to him, he wasn't interesting, wasn't charting, wasn't selling, looked like a penguin with weird beard and Kangol obsession etc.

    I don't rate Kami that highly and Side A/B definitely has its flaws but when you compare where he was from 2011-2017 he's restored some credibility to his discography imo.

    Still missing that final classic though (I don't think it will ever come, 2009/2010 was his best opportunity for that). A lot rests on his next album. It's always been 1 step forward 2 steps back and with his recent output and corny NFT s--- I'm quietly concerned that he'll f--- up again.
     
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  2. Chrollo
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    Chrollo Can we get much higher

    Sep 29, 2022
    No
     
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  3. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers Moderator

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    Not sure about restoring his legacy but at least he created a few good albums again imo
     
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  4. Ricky
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    Ricky HIP-HOP CEO ™

    Sep 29, 2022
    Yes
     
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  5. Harleezy
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    Harleezy Come home the germans miss you

    Sep 29, 2022
    No those albums were not good enough. But he should stop making music anyway imo no hate
     
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  6. Guma
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    Guma Szczęsny Król!

    Sep 29, 2022
    Definitely an uptick in quality, but they still surely are not on the same level as his good albums. Also he is old, out of touch and uninteresting anyway so he should just retire.
     
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  7. Wreckless
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    Only way to fix Em is to bring back the Bass Brothers.
     
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  8. Z Gangsta
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    Z Gangsta Old Man Whiskey

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    Yes
     
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  9. Harleezy
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    Harleezy Come home the germans miss you

    Sep 29, 2022
    Penis serenus serena williams
     
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  10. Wreckless
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    Most people don't realize how much of an influence the Bass Brothers had behind Eminem as an artist and just his overall sound.

    You can see here in the Bass Brothers production credits.

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    Bass Brothers disappear right around the same time Em's music direction and overall sound completely changes. Em's been flip flopping around with flows, cadences and trying to find an identity ever since.

    There's no doubt that the Bass Brothers was one of the main driving forces behind the Eminem music a lot of us grew up with and loved. Em always knew how to rap, but the bass brothers really helped him turn that into actual music.
     
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  11. Harleezy
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    Harleezy Come home the germans miss you

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    d--- thats a good point. What they doing now?
     
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    Em cut em off when he got sober I think.
     
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  13. Dorian
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    Dorian A Gangsta

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    wym trese are not Even the best song of the albums
     
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  14. Wreckless
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    They've been around the whole time and guiding him. Whether they produced all the tracks or not. Learn english.
     
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  15. Harleezy
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    Harleezy Come home the germans miss you

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    What a shame
     
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  16. Koke
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    Couldn't agree more. It's so bloody obvious
     
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    That would be magical
     
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  18. ccssww621
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    ccssww621 Shady taught me.

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    i hate to say this, being such a stan of new em, but clearly explaining in plain english the way straight from the lab is point blank supposed to replace the joke section of encore did more to restore his legacy than any of his comeback stuff except for a short list of rarities like mic fiend, deja vu, rap god, and castle/arose. i think he knows apart from tracks like these here and there, explaining what really happened with encore, and releasing the album as originally envisioned on its anniversary, is gonna do way more for his legacy than tryna use lyrical miracle acapellas to try and recapture that lightning trapped in a bottle twice
     
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  19. Z Gangsta
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    Z Gangsta Old Man Whiskey

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    Just because something isnt as good as sslp, mmlp, tes, doesnt mean it’s not good
     
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  20. Marsh
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    Marsh Gucci flip-flops, chequeo the opps

    Sep 29, 2022
    No, but these albums have been good, people calling them trash just exagerate because it's Em.

    Em's second peak was Relapse/Recovery
     
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