This past weekend was the YouTube Music Awards. One of the highlights was Eminem performing a single of his upcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2 album, “Rap God.” The MMLP2 album hits stores tomorrow and is named after, and the sequel to, what is widely considered to be his best album: The Marshall Mathers LP. It was also his sophomore album.
The album itself has gotten positive reviews and one of the highlights of the album is the song “Headlights” were he talks about his mother in a manner his fans are unaccustomed to. He talks about loving her mother and says he knows she did her best to raise him.
Eminem’s single “Rap God” has gotten a response more in line with what you saw in his earlier years. This song in particular got called out for homophobic lyrics.
On the other hand, others have praised this song for Eminem’s quick delivery and remarkable third verse. It drew comparisons to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control.” That verse and the rapid fire delivery has been what his fans point to when arguing that he is still the best in the game. In one point he raps so quickly that it almost is hard to keep up.
Choosing to perform this song was a risky choice, but Eminem nailed it even the fast verses.