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Rediscovering Eminem...

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Rediscovering Eminem...#1
Posted: 3/29/08 at 1:08pm
I was recently listening to The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, and The Eminem Show and was struck by the extreme creativity and inventiveness to the rhymes and the beats. I know a lot of people here hate him but I really like how all of his stuff is from the point of view of a character that he created and he only lets traces of his real identity come in.

I dunno. Just something to think about.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#2
Posted: 3/29/08 at 1:14pm
re: Rediscovering Eminem...

Good artwork on The Slim Shady LP too.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#2
Posted: 3/29/08 at 1:51pm
Excellent work, his talent is incredible. I agree.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#3
Posted: 3/29/08 at 1:55pm
I think I like Slim Shady LP a tad more but Marshall Mathers is also good.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#4
Posted: 3/29/08 at 2:01pm
"Eight Mile" was not a bad movie.There is some talent there.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#5
Posted: 3/29/08 at 4:53pm
I'm a fan. I suspect he merely holds a mirror up to society with the lyrics that offend women, gays, and people of color.

If not, he's an example of acknowledging art despite disagreeing with what that art says.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#6
Posted: 3/29/08 at 4:59pm
I would say that he's going with the former. You have to remember he's in a character the whole time.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#8
Posted: 3/29/08 at 6:53pm
He's in character? Bull****. he's a seriously ****ed up mental case with (among many other mental illnesses) pathological homophobia- probably because he sercretly desires to take it up the butt.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#9
Posted: 3/29/08 at 7:03pm
Eminem is absolutely playing a character, and while that character may share some of his emotional and political issues, his character(s) enhance them, it's a catharsis.

And even if he does feel that way, that strongly, then you can't just dismiss the art because you don't agree with his views. The art is there, and it's incredible, no matter which way you slice it.


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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#10
Posted: 3/29/08 at 7:22pm
Yeah whatever. He sucks. People who talk about his brilliance might as well wear a tattoo on their forehead: I AM A MORON.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#11
Posted: 3/29/08 at 7:24pm
Such eloquence. At least Eminem can express himself with more facility and a bigger vocabulary.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#12
Posted: 3/29/08 at 7:59pm
a good chunk of what joe posts is reminiscent of a fuddy duddy who hates almost everything and doesnt understand all of these cotton pickin' new fangled weird ideas coming out of today's youth.

No need to be offended by these comments.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#13
Posted: 3/29/08 at 8:19pm
Who could be offended? That was pretty funny, actually.

And BK, do you even grasp the idea that all taste (including which artists are "incredible, no matter which way you slice it") is subjective? You can not empirically prove that your pet piece of **** doesn't stink no matter how many times you use words like Catharsis. You can certainly say I'm a fuddy duddy but opinions are not "right or wrong" no matter how many rock critics want to prove their street cred by sticking their tongue up Eminem's fetid rancid ass crack.

No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#14
Posted: 3/29/08 at 8:26pm
Everyone is entitled to their opinions. But you came into this thread and insulted people for their opinion. Doesnt feel good does it?

And I call you a fuddy duddy because almost everything you post is you bitching about something you dont get or like.

How about some joe posts that are positive? Tell us what you do like.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#15
Posted: 3/29/08 at 8:31pm
Some vodka that'll jump-start my heart quicker
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#16
Posted: 3/31/08 at 1:49pm
I LOVE Eminem no matter what anyone says--he's quite funny and witty. I also think he's sexy as hell and I "dig the beat."
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#17
Posted: 3/31/08 at 2:09pm
I haven't seen any recent photos, but per "The Advocate," he's looking a bit more like a peanut M&M these days than a regular. re: Rediscovering Eminem...
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#18
Posted: 3/31/08 at 2:15pm
You know I like a lil extra Em...it's all that weed and X Box.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#19
Posted: 3/31/08 at 2:31pm
These days, I'll take whatever's in the candy dish, as long as there are nuts in it.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#20
Posted: 3/31/08 at 2:33pm
"These days, I'll take whatever's in the candy dish, as long as there are nuts in it."

Calvin wins! And I agree 100%.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#21
Posted: 3/31/08 at 2:34pm
My rap persona B Pryde has a lyric that goes "Darkie, Darkie, stay out the park, G."

Hey, it's just a CHARACTER.
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re: Rediscovering Eminem...#22
Posted: 4/1/08 at 7:37am
Eminem has sold over 70 million CDs. I wouldn't play his music over my home entertainment system, but his lyrics give us a lot to think about, and discuss.