Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Genius: there's no other word for it - Part XVII

I must confess that as a genre, rap/hiphop/whatever isn't really my thing, but I think Eminem's got something a little bit extra to the usual business of rapping about "guns, bitches and widescreen TVs". There's one very particular reason that I like this track, but that's for another time... This version's short of a fair few of the expletives, but I'm not sure that it loses anything, for all that. It's in the delivery, if you know what I mean.


4 comments:

Stephany said...
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Radagast said...

Yes, I remember that - seemingly everyone who had an opinion on the matter (apart from Elton), seemed to believe that Elton should not have supported Eminem, because of the latter's apparently vehement dislike of gays, as expressed in his songs. At least Elton had a mind of his own, I suppose.

Anyway, as with Damien Rice, in the way that he sings "Delicate," have you noticed that Eminem is "fully congruent"? Every word is accompanied by an action, whether it be a hand gesture, or whatever? He's been in some fucking dark places has Marshall Mathers, unless I'm very much mistaken. He knows the pain of being ignored, anyway.

Matt

Stephany said...
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Radagast said...

Stephany wrote:
"...it stops ppl from really hearing what he has to say,-- is saying."

Hmmm. It's a common problem, for many people.

Matt