Seriously, what in the actual holy fuck are you doing right now?

The latest single from MMLP2, “The Monster” (featuring Rihanna) is beyond disappointing.

What is most harshly underwhelming – before I even get in to details – is how generic, and predictable this song sounds. This is supposed to be the next big pillar single from the sister album to his conceptual, artistic masterpiece, and this is what we get?

It’s not bad music. It’s just generic, and doesn’t seem to make any sense to be on MMLP2.

Em’s verses are fine, the beat and the hook are placid and catchy enough; part of the problem is how inoffensively catchy and hum-de-la poptart the feel of this music is. Which, in itself wouldn’t even be a huge issue if Em was truly going in that musical direction (and it was consistent throughout), but he’s not… he said he’s revisiting MMLP themes, this song doesn’t even make sense sonically.

This song already sounds absurd next to “Rap God”, they may as well be different albums. Or more appropriately, “The Monster” should be on Recovery where it belongs. It’s like Em figures out a hit formula and cannot help but carry it across, which he’s always done, but it’s so fucking blatant now.

– Airy, spacey slut hook.
– Simplistic introspective verses about nothing in particular but always the struggles of fame.
– Pop-rock-soft-tempo beat.

When attempting to come up with new songs for this project, new singles to rival and contrast his most acclaimed, daring, original, bold, thrilling, hilarious, subversive, unexpected and macabre masterpiece; where in Em’s brain did the thought surface “Hmm, well, I think getting Rihanna to sing another broad hook (her 456000th this week mind you) which could have been on any rap or pop album in the past 5 years… mixed with Recovery-style introspection and ‘overcoming my demons’, sticking to the ‘hit formula’ of 16 exact bars… yep, this seems to be the absolute best I can do”. Good one Em.

And seriously – to any fans who say this doesn’t sound like Recovery… what planet are you actually from.

What’s upsetting is that Em is willing to settle for generic choices now. And it’s also annoying as fuck how unambitious he seems to be now. I mean, he was the one who chose to ASK US to compare this album to MMLP, he fucking titled the album; where in his mind did he glance across the singles for the original and then glance these new ones and think “Yeah… they match-up / are better”, to not even attempt a single concept is so uninspiring. Where’s the dare, the thrill?

He could write songs like this in his sleep. But most of all – FUCK YOU EM for putting this flower power song anywhere near the album you rolled out of bed to decide to call The Marshall Mathers LP 2. This in no way revisits, mirrors or sounds like it is at all related to anything about MMLP, it makes no sense, it sounds like it’s a track lifted from B.o.B’s Strange Clouds with some cooler Recovery verses thrown over it. THIS is what we waited 3 and a half years for? Wow.

I have no doubt there will be genius tracks on the album, but I have now lost faith this can be a classic.

33 thoughts to “Fuck You Em.

  • Jamie

    See I disagree, only my option but the fact that “monster” is on the same album as “RAP GOD” (mad props BTW) just shows the MAD TALENT. Album is great but “The Eminem Show” is still my fav. Mad respect

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  • Kartellen

    Nice review, I agree with you on this one. I have been listening on Eminem since I was little like many people and I stick to his old music like the Marshall Mathers LP, the eminem show, 8 mile, that’s when he wrote history! 🙂

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  • Jordan

    I believe these people stole your article >> http://singeminem.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/fuck-you-em.html

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  • Jordan

    Too late now done and dusted.

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    • EminemBase

      Nah never too late fam, a review is a review any time 🙂

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  • DK

    So, wait. Did the admin get so butthurt about “The Monster” that he threw himself off a cliff?

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    • EminemBase

      Lmao, naw. This was a pretty knee-jerk reaction at the time.

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  • Arian

    I Wish the Admin would post MMLP2 Review I and The Rap God Video Review god dam this site has been dead for a month

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    • EminemBase

      Hey Arian, thanks for sticking around.

      MMLP2 review is coming in the next few days.

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  • Arian

    Monster is MMLP2s Weakest Track IMO Again it sounds exactly like Recovery but The video wasn’t bad

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  • priyanshu

    maybe eminem killed admin for this post

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  • Arian

    Monster and Survival Dont belong on MMLP2 Oh well

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  • priyanshu

    where are you admin???

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  • Jordan

    I think the admins dead

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  • Jordan

    yo man where this article at.

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  • Boomer

    EMINEM.. can you be more serious and “poor me” still? At some point… smile! Enjoy life. ‘Ave a laugh” You aren’t the only one that had a tough life but geeeez get over it and quit the solemn abused, poor me, demeanor. It’s like “I’m Eminem – I have to pose for every picture and perform with this pissed off attitude because I had to fight my way up do have all these millions and millions of dollars.”

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  • Lionista

    Yo, I can agree with Monster seeming that way but when you actually hear it on the album it does fit in. I didnt really like it when the single came out, now that I bought the album, it actually doesn’t sound too much like recovery.

    Dude, Monster made me skeptical but holy shit, MMLP2 is fucking amazing. Might be too early to tell but for me its already better than every album he put out after Eminem Show, still my favorite. It really does feel like it deserves the MMLP name.

    I don’t think it has any home run big songs like The Way I Am and Stan but every track is so good. I can’t stop listening to this! And as someone who has liked Encore, Relapse, and Recovery but also felt a little disappointed by them, I am so happy to have this album. This is some of his best shit EVER. I don’t feel that slight disappointment anymore with him. The dude can retire now for all I care, MMLP 2 is the album I’ve been waiting for him to put out man.

    Em or his manager definitely read this shit. Just wanted to say thanks Em! You fucking made it through the storm!

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    • AlexLP

      Bad Guy’s last verse makes me think that this song can be better than Stan, and other songs in there remind me so much of MMLP. So I have to agree, it totally deserved the title

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    • Jordan

      Did you know he freestyled rap god

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      • EminemBase

        He was joking when he said that fam.

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  • tyler

    hate to say ti but i agree. fuck off Em. the second i heard it was being called MMLP2 my heart sunk a little.

    deep down i hoped and prayed it would be somehow someway it would be similar to the original but i knew it wouldnt.

    its a knife in the back to the diehard fans who’ve been around since the start and really pisses me off he has the nerve to call this cd a revisit of the GREATEST cd EVER known to man.

    and then like you said.. it has a generic song like this. its a good song. heck its a great song… but it does not belong anywhere near an album with Marshall Mathers LP in the name

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  • Jordan

    Dude bad guy is powerful as fuck. Can’t wait till you do a review on it.

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    • EminemBase

      I’ll do a track-by-track review as well as a general one soon. 🙂

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  • Jordan

    Man I couldn’t resist I had to listen to it. It is shady as fuck, The good way.

    It’s called good old slim, dope beats funny humour and some instruments even have some humour, if you know what that means.

    Man I recon em didn’t even want those shitty singles out, someone forced him to release em for more money man the corporation can be evil like that. Well anyway peace out man hope you enjoy it more than I did.

    I’ve only heard a few songs tho but that’s all you need.

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  • Jordan

    Eminems album has leaked! Havnt heard it yet still waiting for release 🙂

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  • Jordan

    Eminem needs to see this.

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  • AlexLP

    I have to agree, mainly with these parts “It’s not bad music. It’s just generic, and doesn’t seem to make any sense to be on MMLP2” and “This song already sounds absurd next to “Rap God”, they may as well be different albums”. I knew where this was going form the moment I saw Rihanna’s name on the tracklist (and you can call me prejudiced, I don’t care, I am already been called lots of stuff since yesterday that I stated my opinion on Twitter)..
    I choose to ignore the song and still not get disappointed by the album.
    Well said though..

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