Eminem What do you think was the best Eminem era?

Started by UltroStretch, Jan 11, 2021, in Eminem Add to Reading List

  1. UltroStretch
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    So I apologize in advance if this is an often-discussed topic, new to this forum.
    But I'm curious - what are y'all opinions on what the best Eminem era was?
    Obviously he's changed a lot through the years, from Soul Intent, Infinite, MMLP, Recovery, etc. etc.
    Which era do you think was best and why?
     
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  2. yeez2
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    yeez2 SXN80's T-1000

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    1999-2003
     
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  3. Grimace aka Andys Father
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    Grimace aka Andys Father SXN80's Nate Silver

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    Ranked:

    1. 2001-2003 - 'Spotlight era'
    2. 1998-2000 - 'Come Up era'
    3. 2018-2021 - 'Comeback era'
    4. 2008-2009 - 'Relapse era'
    5. 2004-2007 - 'Pill era'
    6. 2010-2013 - 'Pop era'
    7. 2014-2017 - 'Fall off era'

    kept it in 3/4 year periods for the most part - ended eras around major shifts in direction/quality
     
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  4. hargydon
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    You can’t go wrong with anywhere between 1999-2003.

    2002 had The Eminem Show, 8 Mile & the start of the Benzino beef. Also, the My Name feature. So as far as output, easily that year.

    But I’d say 2000/2001 is his ability peak.

    MMLP, Devil’s Night. Features: Renegade & Don’t Approach Me.
     
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  6. relapse 2
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    eminem show
     
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  8. The Real Slim Shady
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    99 to 03.

    Looked like so much fun man
     
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    Mandalorian This is the Way!

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    1. 2002-2008 - prime
    2. 2009-2012 - comeback
    3. 97-2001 - introducing
    4. 2017 - revival
    5. 2013-2014 - ehhh
    6. 2015-2016, 2018-2021 - weird
    7. 1996 - flop
     
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  10. Marsh
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    Marsh I'm still ride or die for the squad

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    MMLP and TES. He was doing big tours, the movie, the soundtrack, D12.

    "Recent": Relapse and Recovery with the freestyles, cyphers, features, performances,...
     
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  11. kodo
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    98-03
     
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  12. Donkey Kong Cuntry
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    Donkey Kong Cuntry they can't understand me, i'm talkin hieroglyphics

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    1998-2001
     
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    2013-2017

    2010-2011 were also great years for features.
     
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    not a TES fan?
     
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    Donkey Kong Cuntry they can't understand me, i'm talkin hieroglyphics

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    He made a handful of his best songs during TES/8 Mile, but I also think that was when he started to lose some of the edge that made his earlier stuff so great. It's a good album but I think SSEP thru Devil's Night was the absolute height of his powers.
     
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    99-03. The rapping, classic songs(Lose Yourself, Stan, Sing For The Moment), classic albums, controversy, fame, 8 Mile, features(Renegade, Forgot About Dre, Patientily Waiting), etc. It was objectively his best era.
     
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    As a Pac fan, I've gotten some strong MATW vibes in certain songs like "Soldier." That's one of the reasons wby TES is my fave album from him but I wouldn't argue against anyone vouching for MMLP.
     
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    I can see that. TES was when it started going stadium rock. For me it's post ssep/rap olympics (97). basically from the bad meets evil/scary movies/SSLP sessions (summer 98) through until the straight from the lab leaks in 03. Went off a cliff from there. i could narrow it down to 98-01 though. 02-03 era is when 50 enters the equation.
     
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    2000-2003 for me TES 8 mile era was his best
     
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    Donkey Kong Cuntry they can't understand me, i'm talkin hieroglyphics

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    oh yeah for some reason I was thinking SSEP was 98, I'd include 97 in that as well. 97-00 if I had to keep it four years—as good as some of the devil's night stuff is, SSEP era edges it out for me simply because it's solo and not D12 lol
     
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