The Warning is The Last Time Eminem Sounded "Normal"

Started by Tonshor, Sep 9, 2019, in Eminem Add to Reading List

  1. Tonshor
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    I believe The Warning is the last Eminem song where he actually sounded normal.

    Relapse had the weird accents
    Recovery/BME had a lot of yelling
    And from MMLP2 up to Kamikaze his flow has been very inconsistent.

    It's already been 10 years since The Warning and I believe it's the last time we've heard Em sound like he did back during The Eminem Show era.

    Effortless delivery. No accents, no robotic voice or yelling.

    What's up with his voice these days? Is it the way he produces/mixes his music? Putting aside his flow which has been terrible at times, his voice is also very different. Hard to explain. More raspy, robotic maybe?

    I'm not saying he should try to replicate his old self. Every artists needs to evolve. But there are better ways to go at it then completely altering the way you rap.

    Eminem's music in the last few years has been unbearable for me for this exact reason. I just can't get into his delivery and his voice.

    The solution would be to stop forcing 1000 words in one line and just go on a beat and roll with it. No altering flow, stopping, yelling etc.. He has really lost touch of what sounds good on a record.
     
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  2. The Real Slim Shady
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    I know what point your trying to get at here but it definitely wasn’t the last time he sounded ‘normal’.

    The Warning for a long long time after it’s release was a standout point where he actually showed a glimpse of the old Em. But he’s definitely done it multiple times since then now.
     
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    no, don't front.
     
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    For a few seconds maybe, not for an entire song.

    I think Em has lost touch with what an actual record should sound like.

    He's put too much importance into the complexity of his rhymes and it makes him go off tempo. Almost like he disregards the beat.

    There are a load of examples in the last few years where he sounds like he's actually freestyling on a song.

    A drastic improvement could be made by putting his focus on the actual music and how the record sounds rather then focusing only on lyrical gymastics. But maybe he just lost his ear?

    Having complex lyrics is only one part of a good rap song. You also have to make sure the delivery is there and that it translates to enjoyable music for the listener.
     
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  5. The Real Slim Shady
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    Actually now that I think about it...

    He was dealing with the terrible response to Relapse when Mariah released that song/video lol. Must’ve felt like he had to come out all guns blazing. Which he did.
     
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    When was the last time @Tonshor had something great to say
     
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    He sounded normal on Normal.:kapppa:
     
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    Hahaha man i literally typed the same reply at first
     
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    I'd agree with OP if it wasn't for Fall
     
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    Accurate statement.

    MEGA - Make Eminem Great Again.
     
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    I kinda agree but he has been 'changed' for 10 years now is it really fair to call it 'normal'?

    He also sounded different if u compare SSLP, MMLP and TES...

    And yeah his voice and style did change, which caused a lot of meh music but that didn't totally stop him from making gr8 songs like Seduction, GTC, Brainless, Bad Guy, Guts Over Fear, Fall, Stepping Stone, Airplaines etc
     
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    Fall reminded me of vintage Shady the last verse when he said “For Lord Jamal you better leave me the hell alone or I’ll show you an Elvis Clone walk up in this house you won’t” with the beat reminded me old Em.
     
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    Bad guy is wack, so is gof
     
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    Stepping Stone bruh
     
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    i mean, it is normal that your voice change within the years. Thats natural. I know where you coming from. The question is, what is his normal voice these days? When you compare his interviews from back in the day to the interviews from nowadays you can already hear that there is a difference. But as people said, there are songs like Stepping Stone, Castle or even tragic endings where he sound almost like back in the day. I think its no problem for him to sound like back in the day but thats not his regular voice anymore
     
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    The Warning > MMLP2 > Kamikaze > Killshot
     
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    Yes, it can still sound now, as it was in 2002, but why he doesn't it do it more? He has lost a lot of fans since then because he started making new tracks with a terrible new voice.

    He only thinks about rhymes and forgot about his flow.
     
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  20. Marshall III
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    That’s crazy what I heard on this track I prayed that Em would go back to his old style and he did!! Great song. I wish he do his old style more.
     
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