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Eminem MMLP2 album review: What they are saying about ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′


The highly anticipated release of Eminem’s latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is finally here. Though the album leaked last week, the release was still anticipated as many fans went out to get their hands on the latest work from Slim Shady.

The album has been met with mixed reviews, but the nostalgia has led many to call this album a welcomed blast from the past.

What are people around the web saying about Eminem’s latest album?

Here is a look at some of the MMLP2 reviews from around the Internet, via MTV:

From Edna Gundersen, USA Today:

“He’s also rightly considered a rap great for his technical prowess, wicked humor, and tenaciousness … As a rapper, he’s virtually untouchable. As a rager, he’s right on many fans’ levels. Which makes his flashes of hatred for women and gay men all the more alarming. At this point, though, his ultimate obsessions are with his disappointing mother and absent father — and those he uses to abuse himself.” Entertainment Weekly said the 41-year-old MC works his “me-or-my-demons shell game more furiously than ever” on the album, on “Bad Guy,” where Stan’s brother kidnaps Em for revenge and he “recognizes that he’s no better than the bullies who damaged him.”

From Jon Dolan, Rolling Stone:

“Nostalgia is everywhere. Em surrounds himself in allusions to classic hip-hop, like the Beastie Boys samples producer Rick Rubin laces together on ‘Berzerk.’ It’s telling that the only guest MC is Kendrick Lamar on ‘Love Game,’ probably because his slippery syllable-juggling owes a lot to Eminem … Yet Em’s former obsession — his own media image — has been replaced with a 41-year-old’s cranky concerns … He raps about how he can’t figure out how to download Luda on his computer and waves the Nineties-geek flag with references to Jeffrey Dahmer and the Unabomber. He’s playing his best character: the demon spawn of Trailer Hell, America, hitting middle age with his middle finger up his nose while he cleans off the Kool-Aid his kids spilled on the couch.”

From Nick Catucci, Entertainment Weekly

“He’s also rightly considered a rap great for his technical prowess, wicked humor, and tenaciousness … As a rapper, he’s virtually untouchable. As a rager, he’s right on many fans’ levels. Which makes his flashes of hatred for women and gay men all the more alarming. At this point, though, his ultimate obsessions are with his disappointing mother and absent father — and those he uses to abuse himself.” Entertainment Weekly said the 41-year-old MC works his “me-or-my-demons shell game more furiously than ever” on the album, on “Bad Guy,” where Stan’s brother kidnaps Em for revenge and he “recognizes that he’s no better than the bullies who damaged him.”

What are your thoughts from Eminem’s latest album? Sound off in the comments section below.

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  • DoffenElias .

    MMLP2 is all his albums neately wrapped up in one, including infinite. He successfully brought it back to the basics and made me relive his entire career. On the surface ‘Bad Guy’ is about Matthew Mitchell (Stan’s little brother) killing Marshall Mathers (Eminem), but it’s so much more than that: It’s Eminem killing Eminem, Eminem killing Slim Shady, Marshall Mathers killing Eminem. ‘Bad Guy’ is nothing short of a masterpiece. If this is his last album there won’t be anything unanswered, we will have closure. He makes peace with himself, his alter egos, his mother, the past and the fame. I feel privileged to have followed Eminem since the beginning of his career and if this is the end I am more than satisfied. Thank you for this unbelievable album and thank you for many great years.

    • Fat Mat

      ^^^^^^ Exactly that ^^^^^^

    • Jason

      If you call “Bad Guy”, the 2nd worst song on the album a “masterpiece”, I’m seriously curious what you think bad music sounds like.

      I appreciate your devotion to Eminem, but, let’s be real.. you’re not doing anyone, including Eminem, any favors by acting like this mediocre album is any better than that.

      Now, this comes from an Eminem fan of 15 years who has EVERY album, including the bad ones like Encore and the not-so-great Relapse. I’m sure I’ll eventually buy this “for the hell of it” just cuz it’s Eminem, BUT, I WON’T be running out to buy it like I thought I would. After hearing the leak, I was EXTREMELY disappointed to the point that I literally WANTED to cry. I didn’t, but, I wanted to. THIS is why customers should have 30 days to return music like any other product you buy.

      • DoffenElias .

        You do know there is such a thing as personal opinion? Music is completely subjective. I’m absolutely no dick rider, encore sucked and recovery didn’t do much for me. Relapse is a great album in my eyes though. I’m absolutely not acting, I, and a lot of other people think this album is amazing. I suggest you listen a little bit more to the album and listen past the beat to what he’s trying to convey. If you do that and you still don’t like it, that’s fine, not everyone’s going to like it. Again I say music is subjective. MMLP2 exceeded all my expectations though.

        • Jason

          *sarcasm* Noo, really!!!!??? I totally didn’t know that there’s this thing called “opinion”.. HOLY S HIT!!! Really? How does THAT work? What is it? *eye roll*

          Encore was just as disappointing as this CD.. Recovery, however, IS a masterpiece and again, if you don’t like Recovery, I don’t know what you’re looking for in music.

          I suggest you stop telling other people how to live their lives or what to do and I also suggest you stop assuming. How do you know I HAVEN’T listened to it several times? You just assume I’ve listened once and that was it.

          Also.. you don’t have to repeat yourself.. I can read.

          • DoffenElias .

            But Jason why are you so mad? I understand that you don’t like the album. If you know about opinion why won’t you let me have mine?Sarcasm is truly the lowest form of human interaction. I didn’t say nor did I assume you only listened to it once, I actually assumed you listened to it more since you have such a strong opinion about it, I was simply saying you should listen to it again and see past the flashiness. There is no such thing as good and bad taste in music, me not liking recovery that much does not say I have a bad taste in music, we simply have different tastes.

          • Jason

            LMFAO @ “why are you so mad”.. Better question is, why do you think I’m mad? I’m not at all. If you read, I said I’m DISAPPOINTED.

            I’m “not letting your have your opinion”?? How so? Your comment is there, is it not? I haven’t been able to delete anything you’ve said, right? So, how am I “not letting you” have an opinion? These comments I’m making are called RESPONSES.. do you know what that is?

            If you “assumed I had listened to it more than once”, then why would you suggest to me that I listen to it more? That’s called contradiction.

            Oh, there’s TOTALLY such thing as good and bad taste in music. You put A LOT of words into ppl’s mouths.

          • DoffenElias .

            oh okay I probably don’t know what anger is then with you yelling and shit… By saying my taste in music is bad you’re not respecting my opinion. Are you even writing what I’m writing? I said you should listen to it again more closely. At the end of the day we have different opinions, I’ve said mine and you’ve said yours, nothing to argue over. it’s good to discuss, but you’d have to learn how to use some social intelligence first.

          • Jason

            LMFAOOOOOO.. I’m over here CRACKING UP… With me “yelling and shit”, huh? Because typed words have a voice? How am I yelling w/ typed words? What does my voice sound like, if I’m yelling?

            When did I say your taste in music was bad? Again, putting words in my mouth. As for your opinion, no, I don’t respect it because you’re coming off as an ignorant jackass overall. You’re repeatedly putting words in my mouth and contradicting yourself. No, at least you DO have that much right.

            Am I “writing what you’re writing”??? Um..no, I’m writing what I’M writing… I know what you said, I can read and I said you should tell people what to do.

            Now that I get to your last sentence, boy, there is the proof, you’re a real fu cking as shole, aren’t you? So, because I rebuking your comments you suggest I have low social intelligence? I think you have low general intelligence. Ppl like you aren’t even a dime a dozen, you’re a nickel a dozen.

          • DoffenElias .

            You don’t know the purpose of exclamation points do you? maybe you should since you use it so much.

          • Jason

            Good to know that’s finally all you have left to say, clown.

          • DoffenElias .

            How old are you? I’ve never experienced anyone so immature as you, for your own sake I really hope you’re not the same way in real life.

          • Jason

            LMFAO.. You’re getting funnier and funnier. So, now I’m immature because of my opinion, huh? Yeah.. that sound really… mature.. doesn’t it? lol

            *sighs… * America has become ridiculously stupid.

          • DoffenElias .

            oh wow… it truly is getting dumber speaking of you, I’m not from the US or any English speaking country.

          • Jason

            Rephrase.. I guess the world has become ridiculously stupid… *fixed*

          • hhhjjjjj

            Guys, don’t argue on WORLDSTAR over simple stuff. We all agree that Eminem was and still is a boss of a rapper.sure he has messed up songs on albums but don’t say he is not great at rapping

          • Jason

            Nobody did and dont’ tell me what to do. One of the biggest fucking things on the net that irritates me is when people pipe in by telling someon else what to do. “don’t argue”, “calm down”, etc. and so forth. It’s like, um, “no”.

          • Juanito

            I like how you are the total opposite of your picture, 90′s rap was about lyrics and Eminem was beyond lyrical in this album. His verses had multiple meanings especially in bad guy! You honestly have the worst responses here. You have an oversized ego and a monotonous amount of stupidity projecting through your replies. Have fun being 12! :)

          • Jason

            Because I care what you think? When people come at me like assholes (such as you here), you’re going to get that kind of response back. I love how absolute strangers such as yourself say this shit because you dont like what someone thinks. it’s called ad hominem arguments. I’ve never said a word about his lyrics. Eminem is a phenomenal lyricist and still the best rapper alive. THAT SAID.. Bad Guy still has a horrible beat so bad it makes the song un-listenable and the rest of the album is no better.

            Lyrics don’t mean shit when they’re all you have.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

          • Juanito

            Yes, you absolutely do care what I think, and it pisses you off that you do. your stupidity amazes me im having fun trumping your comments because your sheer ignorance is astounding! I love people like you because making a mockery out of you is fun! The amount of contradiction in your comments is stupefying you have no idea what you are saying most of the time. It’s like you say something to say it, but reject to acknowledge the fact that you did hahaha, simple minded, stubborn, egoistic, self valued shit can you are XD

          • Jason

            *smh* You’re the kind of person that torments others into committing suicide, I can see that from a mile away. Have fun, bully.

          • Juanito

            Why? are you thinking about it? if you are then I was right you are simple minded. Whats wrong? cant take the fact someone knows how to play your game better than you? Or is it because your just that self absorbed into yourself that you think you are right about everything and that Im popping your bubble? freshly made? I had this account since the release of an old album from lupe fiasco if I recall right. Just never used it since. Until you showed up bud ;)

          • Jason

            PPL like you make me wish Disquss had a block option. AT this

          • Jason

            P.S. I thought I was done with you people

          • Jasonsadouche

            You seriously need some help, kid. You’re ignorant as fuck.

          • anonymous

            Dude don’t try to psychologically make your crap make sense. Recovery was and is still great, anyone who disputes that is one out of a billion that has a terrible(not bad) taste in good music

          • Jay

            truly anyone that thinks recovery is a masterpiece should really pipedown a little and try and appreciate the intricacies woven through this album joining it to MM1. It will be his legacy and will be thought of as a double album. poor comments with little basis other than opinion which is fine just dont diss others for theirs if its without substance

          • Jason

            Jay, that’s really a good comedic monologue, there. You should take it on the road.. make money off it.

          • The_Shirker

            Recovery is awful. Poverty beats. Shouting Eminem. Some of the corniest punchlines every committed to record. Lil Wayne. And it includes ‘Won’t Back Down’ which automatically invalidates the album.

            MMLP2 is Eminem’s most solid album since The Eminem Show. While not exactly a sequel to MMLP1, it is a statement of where he is currently in life, matured somewhat, self-aware, making up for past sins and transgressions, tying up loose ends.

            The song ‘Bad Guy’ is the best written Eminem song in years. Just listen to the words, particularly that last verse, it sums everything up perfectly and is brilliantly structured.

            ‘Headlights’ is powerful. ‘Rhyme or Reason’ is catchy as hell. ‘Rap God’ and ‘Evil Twin’ are displays of lyrical madness. ‘Brainless’ has one of the best Eminem beats in a long while. ‘So Far…’ and ‘Love Game’ are Eminem actually being funny again and not in a corny way.

            It’s not a perfect album by any means. ‘Survival’ and ‘The Monster’ are trash, and you know why, because they sound like cuts off Recovery. But other than a few minor missteps this is Em’s best work in years.

          • Jason

            Wow.. you start this bullshit response out by dissing one of the best songs on all of Recovery?

            You’re a clown.. I’m not even giving this a proper response because you’re not worth the time. Also, because I don’t indulge stupidity.

          • The_Shirker

            Ok. I should have known I was dealing with a troll. No sane person thinks ‘Won’t Back Down’ is good song, let alone “one of the best songs”.

            It goes MMLP1, SSLP, TES, MMLP2, Relapse, Infinite, Encore….Recovery.

          • Nicky Mancinelli

            NEGATIVE, EM SHOW could be but isn’t necessarily greater than the mathers lp, mathers lp and em show are on another level, then sslp, mmlp2, relapse, recovery, infinite, encore, that being said, encore has the 3 illest bonus tracks of ALL bonus tracks

          • Nicky Mancinelli

            pull rain main, big weenie, and just lose it off encore in favor of we as americans, love you more and stimulate, and I got it 5th, relapse and recovery behind it

          • Aaron Caughey

            Personally I think MMLP1, SSLP, and Infinite are tied for 1st. As for second, I’d probably say Eminem show. Then MMLP2 Then Eminem show. And Relapse and Recovery i cant really place because i never listened to them in full. Didn’t like any of the songs i did hear though.

          • Harry

            If you’re going to make a list from best to worst you’re going to have to do it by songs…and there are many grey areas.

          • Gaurav Gaur

            what the f man recovery is the album which crossed over 18 million copies sold plus song like not afraid , love the way you lie, you’re never over and talkin’ to my self has hit the brigade…….. and yeah recovery was the best rap album for 2010…. when EM won grammy………….

          • Nicky Mancinelli

            won’t back down is god awful, relapse and mmlp2> recovery> encore plus the 3 bonus tracks would make recovery his weakest album

          • Harry

            Recovery was good. This album is fucking ridiculous dude
            Em is fucking insane in the brain

          • Jason

            I agree completely, the album is totally ridiculous and absurd and wack and for shit, and many other negative thigns. The one thing I WISH it was, was GOOD.

            I didn’t say Em is wack.. I CLEARLY love Em, I hate the fucking album and I love all you morons trashing me like I WANT to hate the album. Yeah, i totally spent MONTHS waiting in anticipation to only wanna hate the album.

            SMH, fucking stupid ass morons.

          • Gaurav Gaur

            well, i agree with you em’s best album was recovery but when it comes to mmlp2 it too holds a catchy appreciation for lyrical wordplay with the different flows in rap god specially 3rd verse………………

          • Jason

            The flows on MMLP2 suck, that’s one of the problems. only 2 good songs are Rap God (perfection) and Berzerk. The rest of ‘em, the beats are some of the wackest I’ve ever heard and so, of course the flows are gonna be wack.

            Lyrics are great on some tracks, average on others.

            Recovery is good, but, far from his best. MMLP is his best, then TES, AND THEN Recovery

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Dude for you to call Recovery is stretching it just a little bit. And I can tell you what I want out of music…it’s called for it to be good music plain and simple. People like you are the reason that Em just put this garbage out…because all of you Recovery lovers gassed Em’s head up enough to make him believe he was on the right track when he had lyrically taken ten huge steps back. So here we are now with this whack album because “fans” like you stand by his previous “masterpiece” of an album. Please tell me what it is you want out of music because I just don’t see it.

          • Jason

            “…for you to call Recovery is stretching it”… Um.. you can’t call an album, dude.. so, I guess here’s someone else making comments while they’re high.

            “Recovery lovers”? Yeah, I happen to also love MMLP and TES and Hell The Sequel, both Encore and Relapse had their good points, despite being mostly disappointments… so, yeah.. I don’t know what “Recovery lovers” is supposed to mean.

            I want what you CLAIM you want… good music with good messages. However, all you seem to be doing is dissing the good music from what I see. At least we agree that MMLP2 is a huge disappointment. Matter of fact, I even just sat down and tried to listen to it again… got to 10 seconds into Rhyme or Reason and quit. I can’t do it.. this shit is just too horrible. Someone mentioned something about “garage beats”.. you want garage beats? Listen to Bad Guy… that’s one of the wackest fucking beats I’ve ever heard.

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Dude the whole album is one whole whack beat. BTW I think it was fairly obvious I meant to say you called Recovery a masterpiece, I just got ahead of my thoughts. And yes, “Recovery lovers” is a pretty good explanation of you and people alike. I am what you can call a Recovery hater because it was totally weak. Let me put it this way:
            Had Recovery had been made by another rapper then maybe I could have respected it a little more. But to come from Eminem after he regained his footing from the horror show of Encore with Relapse was just plain ol’ confusing to me. On Relapse I really felt like Slim Shady was back and on his grind but Recovery left me scratching my head. I liked Not Afraid, No Love and Cold Wind Blows and that was it. IMO it was far too weak for Eminem.

          • FoReal

            Just shut the fuck up and let people share their opinions. Quit bagging on them.

          • Jason

            Everyone is here for an opinion, right? So, I have as much right to mine as anyone else does to theirs. Fuck off and blow me.

          • Harry

            Fuck dude open your ears. Open your fucking mind actually

          • Jason

            *eye roll* get a fucking clue.

          • koolaid

            Dude, if you think recovery was a better album than this…you need to turn on the radio and rock yourself to sleep while listening to Lil wayne and Drake

          • Jason

            Because you assume that if you don’t agree with my tastes I MUST like wack ass rappers like Wayne and Drake?

            Dude, if you really believe what you typed there, you should go out and by a thing called “rationale”. NO QUESTION Recovery is better. Fuck, even Encore is better than this shit. 2 good songs on the whole album.. such a disappointment from my favorite rapper alive.

            That’s what kills me about you fucking morons in here. I’ve stated over and over that Em is my favorite rapper alive, I have all of his albums except SSLP and yet, people still trash you because they don’t agree with you?

            SMH.. get a life and some intelligence.

        • BobbyDigitalRD

          I agreed with you the whole way until you said this new album exceeded expectation. I wanted so much more from an album baring the name of MMLP2…total let down IMO.

          • DoffenElias .

            Completely understandable, MMLP1 is a classic so having a sequel o that creates very big expectations, to me they were more than fulfilled. What was missing/wrong for you?

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            I feel like whats truly missing is soul. These songs feel so soulless compared to his older work. Plus I just cant get past how horrible the beats are on this album. I understand he is trying to change with the times but it just doesn’t do it for me. “I know it’s sad to admit the fact but the truth is-the Real Slim Shady died the day that Proof did”…Quote is from a rap of mine and that’s how I feel.

          • DoffenElias .

            To me encore, relapse and recovery lacked soul, but he brought it back for this album. I feel something in all the songs except for survival and the monster.

            I get what you mean about Proof, he was just really numb after his death. Encore, Recovery and Relapse showed that. Encore wasn’t taking anything seriously, relapse was in a more psychotic, distanced frame of mind, and recovery was corny and shallow in a way. But with MMLP2 he brought intricacy, emotion, opened up more about his personal life, he wasn’t afraid to go at people and more, that’s the things I felt was lacking since TES.

            I get what you mean about the beats though, they’re pretty far out there. It was a bold choice but I felt it worked and I actually really liked it. First listen it was kind of shocking, not what I was expecting, but I really got more into it second time around.

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            See I feel like Relapse actually did have soul and he was tapping back into his Slim Shady persona. Listen to 3am and you get that crazy shady feel as well as Wide Awake and Buffalo Bill from Refill. To me that psychotic mind frame IS Eminem therefore his soul was being poured out into it. Plus just the subject matter of him falling back onto hard times was just handled very well IMO. These new songs of his have a good core idea but U feel they aren’t being conveyed well enough because his lyrics are just lacking the oomph they once had.

            I can listen to Lose Yourself to this very day and still get chills from it. Same with Til I Collapse and Soldier, goosebumps every time. This is what makes it so difficult to appreciate his new work because he has given us such greatness already it’s almost impossible to match that caliber. I just feel let down to say the least.

          • DoffenElias .

            ah I think we have very different views on what soul is in his songs, when I think of a relapse song with soul I think of déjà vu. Anyway, slim shady from the MMLP, SSLP and TES are to me very different from the one on relapse, he’s more disconnected and is on that psychopath serial killer thing a lot. I love relapse though, but I don’t count it in with his first three studio albums if you know what I mean? To me I group MMLP, SSLP and TES together. Relapse, encore ad recovery stand on their own. Then lastly MMLP2 is a little bit from everything, but has that MMLP1 feel to it. I don’t know if I’m making any sense or actually responding to anything right now hahah.

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            I can agree that Deja Vu was soulful but a different type of soul. When I say soul I mean it like he hasn’t put his heart into this new music like he once did if that makes any sense lol.

          • DoffenElias .

            Haha yeah makes sense. I actually feel mmlp2 is one of his albums with most soul, or just as much as his three first studio albums. Bad guy, headlights, legacy to me are so powerful and passionate, stronger than I was too. So much better is very slim shady like to me, reminds me of kill you.

      • Lee

        Fuck.Off.

        • Jason

          Wow.. what an eloquent response. Props on not typing some stupid bullshit and coming off like a child.

          • Lee

            Eloquently Fuck off

      • PBH

        Damn bro, 15 years an eminem fan and the last verse of “bad guy” didnt give you chills or at least have you feeling some type of way?! Thats crazy to me. It’s almost unfair to measure Eminem against his past work – so much has changed about the game since then – but how refreshing to listen to an album where every song isn’t about money, cars, clothes (all a ni66a knows), women, or weed. I thought it was a great album personally, just some vintage slim that will make you cringe/laugh/angry .. shit man it puzzles me that you don’t like the album that much!

        • Jason

          The only feeling I had about Bad Guy was, “God damn, if I keep listening to this my ears might grow legs, jump the fuck off my head and run away”. I mean, the beat alone is so wack that it completely distracts you from even wanting to hear the lyrics. Then, Eminem’s flow is so choppy that that become distracting as well. As for the lyrical aspect of the song.. no, it did nothing to me. Not a thing. I was, however, very touched by Headlights and I did get some chills from the song where he talks a lot about his dad. I THINK that was Rhyme or Reason, but, can’t remember (which tells you the lack of impact the overall album had on me).

          I don’t get all of you fans saying, “you can’t compare it to his past work”, why? It’s called MMLP TWO.. that means part 2.. I love how he spends all this time talking about how the music sounds like MMLP type music and that’s the vibe he’s going for and then he names it MMLP2 and then he goes, ‘oh, but, it’s not a sequel’.. then why the fuck you call it that? That’s like saying you can’t compare Godfather 2 to 1. Of course you can.

          “So much has changed about the game”.. so the fuck what? Good product is still good product, REGARDLESS of what the climate is like at any given point. I agree w/ you about the money and cars and shit, but, Em has NEVER rapped about that, so.. I mean.. that’s nothing new. Oh, I cringed, laughed and cried, but not in the good way or for the right reasons.

          Trust me, I’m super bummed that i don’t like this album. People knock me for it and it’s funny because its’ like, ‘yeah, you think I WANTED to not liked it?’. BTW, props on the mostly intelligent comment. You seem a lot more mature and adult than 95% of every one else here.

          • PBH

            lololol I got you mane. I loved headlights too i thought that shit was great. As far as comparing to his past stuff, I get what you mean by him being confusing about titling it that then saying it wasnt a sequel but Em has changed so much just as a person from the time he got in the game I kind of figured his work would change too ya know? Like he cant be that little prick forever? excellent point on Em never rapping about that stuff in the first place though, you got me on that one – have you peeped the bonus tracks at all? plan on listening to them today at some point . smh at the poepole getting butthurt about you posting your honest opinion of the album – they are forms people, they are for posting opinions – but that no rhyme or reason was a pretty dope track too IMO. idk man i turned on “so much better” for the first time and I was just dying of laughter and it just brought back old slim to me. but you know i respect your opinion my dude

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Love what you said about comparing this to his old work. Don’t think I could have said it better. Same goes for the album name…maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if it wasn’t supposed to be a sequel to one of the greatest albums ever.

          • Jason

            EXACTLY, man… 100%… I was expecting this shit to be like the best thing since sliced bread…

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Yo man I just peeped the bonus CD and I gotta give it to him on Baby and Groundhog Day. Those songs represent the flow/presence I wanted to see on this album in its entirety. ..damn Em I’m left scratching my head again

          • Jason

            Groundhogs Day was good, yes, I agree. Baby, I couldn’t even try listening to because I’m STILL laughing that Eminem even has a song CALLED “Baby” lol

            Glad someone else feels the way I do, for the most part. Iknow, it sucks, don’t it, Bobby? You were looking so forward to it, you get it and it’s like, “wtf is this shit?”

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Yeah it does suck because of the fact of how much I was anticipating the album only to be abruptly let down. On a side note though, if you can get past the title (and hook for that matter) Baby is actually pretty sick.

          • Jason

            YUP… EXACTLY.. Alright.. when I get in the mood, I’ll TRY listening to Baby.. I just cant help but think of that faggot Justin Bieber when I see that title.

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Lol maybe we were due for another shit-fest. I actually TRIED to sit down and listen to Encore yesterday just to see why I was so disappointed back in 04′ again. My disappointment is still well justified to this very day. Yellow Brick Road was my favorite off of that album but there were a few other decent tracks like Never Enough, Spend Some Time, and Curtain Call/Encore.

            I just hope that if he does come out with one more album he goes out with a bang rather than this hip hop flop. And lets also hope he doesn’t take 3 years in between to make it. If this is his last at least I’ll always have MMLP1 and TES to fall back on lmao.

          • Jason

            I just know that I’m so disappointed in this album, when I see people talking about it, it literally pisses me off cuz *I* wanna have a new Em album I like and it’s not fair, lol

        • BobbyDigitalRD

          As a Shady fan I feel like Bad Guy was OK, not great or even good for that matter…just OK. He was trying to recapture the magic that made Stan but I just couldn’t feel it in the same way. IDK, I give up hoping for a savior in this modern day mess known as hip hop.

          • PBH

            Stan was pretty damn powerful man .. so hard to make a follow up to that. But i gotta say the first time i heard that 3rd verse in bad guy i got complete chills, it was crazy. I am hoping this could be an album we all appreciate a lot more when Em finally does disappear from the rap game you know?

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Time can only change so much though. I still can’t and never will appreciate Encore even though I’ve given it plenty of time. When Em is done and gone it will only make me appreciate his older work more because it can still to this day stand the test of time.

          • PBH

            Can you imagine when he is done and gone though? fuckin rap bout to die with him man itll be a saaaaad day haha

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            Lmao…For real!

          • Jason

            I would call Encore his second worst album behind SSLP (I REALLY didn’t like that album). Encore, for me, was 1/2 golden and 1/2 wack as fuck.

          • Jason you are fucking stupid

            You are a fucking idiot.

          • Guest

            As long as YOU’RE the one calling me an idiot, I’m fine with that.

          • MFdoomEminemRakimBig

            Haha, I truly respect you. For two reasons:
            1) You’ve stuck with your opinion despite public humiliation and a massive dislike-like ratio. That’s admirable, and I commend you for being so persistent.

            2) You are truly a masterful troll. Recovery was his best album, and the SSLP was his worst, huh? Right. Definitely. But you’re entitled to your opinion. AND JUST TO BE CLEAR THIS IS INDEED CONSIDERED YELLING BY THE ONLINE COMMUNITY.

          • Jason

            Oh, there is no humiliation. There’s only humiliation if you run from internet confrontation like a bitch, if you post something in which you state information as fact and it’s completely wrong, OR, if, like you said, you start back tracking when people come at you. I feel no “humiliation” at all.

            I’m a troll, huh? Well, If I’m a troll for standing firm and defending myself and my thoughts, then, I GLADLY AND PROUDLY take that title, even though it’s absolutely hilarious and wrong.

            When did I say Recovery was his best album? You better go up and read again. I didn’t even call it his SECOND best…

            Yeah, all caps is yelling, I know, thank you. .what you’re telling me that for, I have no idea.

            Thanks for your backhanded compliments. Only sleezy shitz can truly compliment you while trashing you at the same time.

          • Jason

            I didn’t really even care for Stan very much, BUT, I at least respected it because it WAS a good song. The beat was killer, the atmosphere created on the track was killer, the only thing that made me not care for it was the way he spit his verses n shit. You said “hard to make a follow up”, that’s true, so, why not just NOT do that? Why make a follow up? Do something different.

          • Jason

            Em is the closest we’re gonna get to a “savior” in hip hop and that’s OK with me. I’m still an Eminem fan. I just don’t like this album. I think the only thing preventing Bad Guy from being the worst song on the album for me, is the fact that he sang 3/4 of So Much Better. It’s like, “yo, Em, you’re a rapper, dogg, not a singer”. The beat alone was horrible on Bad Guy.

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            He really is the closest to a savior but this game is too far down the drain to try to save now. I was hoping this album would reignite my passion but it didn’t and that saddens me to no end.

          • DoffenElias .

            Seriously? I feel the state of hip hop right now is amazing. Kendrick Lamar, ab soul, schoolboy, jay rock, earl sweatshirt, Tyler the creator, M.I.A., frank ocean (hip hop not rap) to name a few.

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            There’s the nail in the coffin (also another awesome Em song lol). Not one “rapper” that you just mentioned fits the bill of a good rapper. I grew up in the era of great rappers man and this stuff we have to listen to now just drives me crazy!!! Where’s the new Eminem type guy or Jay Z, or Nas, or Tupac or Biggie types? No where to be found because the guys that are now seen as greatness are only decent at best. Compare any rapper I just mentioned while they were in their prime to any rapper you just mentioned and I hope you can see the difference. Lyrics are truly an art form and with a true artist using them they can paint you pictures. The only picture I see now is the same one over and over again because of the lack of originality and diversity. I know this is going to sound cocky but the truth is if any of these modern day rappers were to step into a battle with me they’d be torn to shreds because my level of lyrical skill. I learned everything I know about rapping from Eminem so I take it personally when I hear how drastically he has changed.

          • DoffenElias .

            Have you actually listened to the ones I mentioned? especially kendrick Lamar who’s names as the new tupac? He’s lyrically insane, he spits fire, has a burning passion, conveys a message with every song, he’s diverse and as for painting a picture through lyrics just listen to Keisha’s song to name one. I get it you’re stuck in that whole era so many people are and I was too, but things change and a lot for the better. Yes, they’re great and they’re legends every single one that you mentioned, but you can’t be stuck on that forever, there is other talent out there.

      • Harry

        Dude have you even read the lyrics,

        • Jason

          *sighs, eye roll* Not that it fucking matters, but, yeah, I read them along w/ listening to the song if you MUST know.. like that fucking changes anything.. This ain’t a fucking book we’re talking about.. it’s MUSIC.. lyrics dont mean shit if the whole package sucks.

  • Jason

    SO disappointed in this album.

    • Elvis Vazquez

      your parents are disappointed in you

      • Jason

        I’m sure they are.

        • SuperTriggz .

          Fuck off Gayson are you upset your dad didn’t agree to let you fuck him

        • ChuckTeezy

          Just go kill yourself whir listening to MMLP2.

          • Jason

            MMLP2 might make me WANT to kill myself.. Like.. “ohh, no.. the best rapper alive just put out a shit album, oh, God, I need to die”… yeah…

    • Lee

      You just suck

      • Jason

        and she likes the way I suck on her clit, too… ;)

        • Lee

          Best album in years bitch

        • ChuckTeezy

          What a fuckin fag. Lol how old are you? You miss 90s hip hop? Were you even born? Or just still that immature?

          • Jason

            I have no clue what your stupid ass is even talking about.

          • ChuckTeezy

            Your gay little square by your name dumbass. I’m the stupid one though.. Smh

          • Jason

            *sighs, eye roll* Why do I even bother with you fucking people? I know what the 90′s reference refers to you fucking obtuse jackass. What I DON’T fucking comprehend is what the fuck your entire point is. Do you actually have one? Or are you just typing out bullshit ass stupid, childish fucking insults like a God damned child?

            Love how you fucking assholes come in here, typing the most retarded, nonsensical bullshit and then acting like WE’RE the stupid ones when we don’t understand your drivel.

          • ChuckTeezy

            I replied to the most childish thing said on this page. The sucking a clit comment.. I mean seriously? Because you’re using 11th grade level words you think you are a fucking genius. Lol and who is “WE’RE” from what I’m reading everyone thinks you are a complete douchebag faggot retard motherfucker with a terrible opinion about a great album. The 90s reference was me asking you if you were 13 because of your corny ass replies to everyone’s insults on you. & once again the gayest thing I’ve ever seen is your usage of “sighs** rolls eyes”… That is for sure the corniest shit I’ve ever seen

          • Jason

            LMFAO… you think you and your minion group of morons are the only ones I’ve talked to on the net? this page isn’t the world, dipshit and 1977, since you’re so fucking obsessed with my age.

            BTW, just tried listening to this album again, got 10 sec. into Rhyme or Reason and had to stop. This shit is TRASH.. Bad Guy is one of the wackest songs I’ve heard since Big Weenie and the beat on it is fucking HORRIBLE.

          • ChuckTeezy

            Well I created this account thing just to talk shut about your gay replies to the guy that posted the comment everyone likes, I’m not a computer nerd ass old queer, probably catfishing young girls lol. Loser.. **sighs** shruggs** …. Fuckin embarrassing old bastard, I just hope you don’t have children.

          • DoffenElias .

            To the girl* haha I’m a girl

          • Happy?

            So you’re a 36 year old boy who doesn’t know what good music is? Let me guess that must be your point in dissing Eminem’s new album that ROCKS! Its cool everyone let this dude bitch all he wants now but when the time comes and MMLP2 is named rap album of the year we shall have the last laugh!! In the mean time Jason you’re so right omg!! *sighs, eye roll*

          • Jason

            So… YOU say I “don’t listen to ANY good music” because you disagree with me on ONE album? Really? You have ZERO clue as to how stupid and closed minded that sounds, do you?

            As for MMLP2 being named “Rap Album of the Year”..shit, I hope you’re right and that does happen. See, what you’re closed minded, obtuse ass doesn’t understand is that unlike you CHILDREN… I don’t wish bad things for Em because I dont like this album. I WISH this album was good. Do you think I like not liking it? Do you think I wanted an Eminem album that sucked? You don’t htink I was crushed when I listened and realized it’s 80% ass?

            I hope he does get album of the year.. good for him.. but, that also, once again, just tells you how far hip hop has fallen.

          • Happy?

            Obviously you did not listen to the same album that everyone else did. Close minded huh? Interesting that you have such powers to see that over the internet thank you again for your wisdom! ohh and it’s your closed minded, obtuse ass not you’re and please learn how to spell think funny I really wonder who is the stupid one seeing that you don’t know grammar at 36 year of age. Have a great day Eminem hater only thing I have left to say to you is go back to school learn spelling and grammar and then maybe we can talk like ADULTS…..dumbass LMFAO…

          • Jason

            It doesn’t take any kind of wisdom or magical powers to tell that someone is closed minded when they tell you you dont like good music overall because they disagree with you on the quality of ONE album. Yeah, that kinda speaks for itself.

            LMFAO.. really.. you’re going start going at my spelling when you can’t even type a proper sentence AND this isn’t about grammar, the subject was MUSIC… smh.. jackass

          • Happy?

            LMFAO..really.. Is not a proper sentence either… smh.. jackass and yes I go at your spelling and grammar cause I am amazed that you’re 36 and can’t do something as simple as that. Yet mocks the best hip hop/rap album to come out in the past couple off years. MUSIC wise I have a feeling you listen to Lil Wayne who only uses the N word to rap and 2 Chainz that says she has a big booty so I call her big booty. Let me get your opinion on this Do you think Jay Z new album is better then Eminem’s? If you don’t think so name one hip hop/rap album that came out in the past lets say 2 years that is. I will admit you are right with some stuff! I don’t like all the songs on this album but then again when was the last time anybody did? is that closed minded of me I wonder?

          • Jason

            I was just passing by this comment from reading another and thought “why did I not respond to that comment?”, then once I read it, I went, “oh, yeah, that’s why, cuz what the guy wrote is ridiculous and retarded”.

          • Happy

            What is ridiculous and retarded is the fact that you think Eminem’s new album sucks. Here are the facts ima put them in plain sight so you don’t get confused! MMLP2=FUCKING AWESOME, Jason=The stupidity of all humanity and your opinion is so invalid it went into limbo, And last I noticed you didn’t respond to my question about naming 1 hip hop/rap album that has come out in the past 2 years that’s better then MMLP2 cause Jay Z’s album doesn’t even come close to MMLP2. So keep dissing this album all you want! The fact remains that it’s the best album to come out this year period! 1 more thing ima end this with a fuck you and have a nice day!

          • Jason

            No, I don’t give a serious response to ANYTHING you say or ask because you’re an obtuse moron. And it probably IS the best rap album in the past 2 years.. which makes it all the more sad.

          • Happy

            You like to use this word obtuse a lot don’t you? If you think it makes you sound intelligent then by all means keep using it! But I am pretty sure we all know that the only “obtuse moron” is you! Alright I am done showing the world how much of an imbecile you really are Jason! You 36 year old dimwit who has horrible grammar and spelling due to the fact that you probably failed English class. I have better things to do with my life then sit here and keep making you look idiotic and debate with someone of your caliber. Hope you can understand the words I used there if not you can always google them and find out!
            THIS IS MY LAST POST MMLP2 IS FUCKING AWESOME!!! EM NICELY DONE I LOVE IT AND SO DOES THE MAJORITY OF YOUR FAN BASE KEEP IT UP MUCH LOVE!!!! YOU ARE TRULEY A G.O.A.T!

          • Jason

            If you think I’m readin’ this shit, your out’cha fucking mind.

          • BobbyDigitalRD

            What’s sad is you actually may be right that this is the best rap album to come out this year. What’s even sadder though is that this album is straight up trash, not awesome by any means. This just goes to show what shambles this game is in…

  • W.T-D

    This is indeed a great album, and I totally agree with DoffenElias, “Bad Guy” is a masterpiece in my eyes I couldnt be happier with this album.

    • Jason

      The beat alone is the wackest shit I’ve heard Em rap to in a long time. That beat is TERRRIBLE.. I think if the beat were better, I MIGHT be able to like the song better cuz then his flow wouldn’t be so choppy on it, either, probably. Then again, frankly, I didn’t really care for Stan. It was a good story, good emotion, but, I like songs where he actually flows, not talks and not sings. Either way, to the ppl who think Bad Guy is a “masterpiece”, I seriously am curious what you ppl consider to be “bad”.

  • ChuckTeezy

    First off, DoffenElias’s comment was spot the fuck on, if not, why does it have 14 likes and no other comment has hardly any?? ESPECIALLY none of Jason’s. Second, what kind of a fag TYPES out “*rolls eyes*” & “with sarcasm”. Third, who calls people clowns?? Clearly Jason’s opinions are completely irrelevant. MMLP2 is a fuckin masterpiece. Everything I hoped for him to bring up, he brought up, all the way down to what happened after he shot the bitch from criminal.

  • Maher Issa

    When I went through this album initially, I felt very let down. I’m not a fan of all the sampling and really miss Dre as the main composer. I felt a lot of songs lacked depth. By Saturday morning, after having 4 or 5 runs through the album, I’m fuckin stupid. This album gets better and better with every listen. My jaw usually hits the ground when I realize the whole scope of a track after thinking it was lame. Bravo Em, Not perfect but best in 10 years.

    • Lee

      Nah, only about 3 songs lacked depth..one was Ofcourse the one with Rihanna..Personally I have 8 favorite songs on the album..

  • Gregory Steele

    Anyone else notice that there are only really 2 critic reviews, and they just copied and paste to make it look like 3. Of course not, you’re all too busy worrying about what you’re going to comment on.

  • Zack Burdick

    Okay, I will try to channel all of my feelings into a coherent post.

    As someone who’s followed Eminem since the way back yesteryears of 1996, when I heard ” MMLP 2″ I nearly lost it with excitement, then I realized what he was going up against as far as the measuring stick, slowly fear for Em ensued. I wasn’t exactly sure he could live up to it. Then, the album dropped(leaked) the first track set my on my ear, I was blown away. It only kept getting better, suddenly I realized all of my fears were unfounded. Eminem wasn’t trying to recreate the MMLP1. This is an ode to how that Eminem(circa MMLP1) fit into the more mature Eminem. If you’re holding your breath looking for that Eminem to appear at some point, you might as well resign from life, because it’s not happening. That Eminem is dead, gone and not coming back. You’re never going to hear ” you officially have the right to slap @#%#$@ “. Gone are the raps about getting messed up and slapping women. This album is a reflection of his maturity and where he’s at, for someone who’s followed him with intensity from the day my name is dropped, this is a great album. Everything is wrapped up in this album, his beef with his mom, his bad luck with his love life and of course the expectations of trying to live up to a drug addled mid 20′s something with nothing to lose. This album, is a reflection of his growth and his life where it’s at. If you have beef with how he spits his flows or what he’s rapping about, by all means, please go ahead, make us a better album. For the rest, this is a masterpiece, yes I could do without The Monster or Survival, but the rest of the album is pure gold and I am sure a majority will agree after listening to this album with their mind free of pre-notions. Point blank, there’s not a more talent Emcee in the game than Eminem, no one has the skill he does when it comes to actually kicking out the flows. This album shows, Eminem is at peace with his life and his sobriety while still being able to get it done. Deal with it, he’s still the best Emcee, and he doesn’t need to rap about drugs money and slapping women to show it. Kudos, growing up is a good thing.
    P.S. encore is under rated. Spare me about how I am wrong, I really don’t care, encore had it’s bad tracks just like any album, but it was still better than 90 percent of the crap coming out at the time.

    • DoffenElias .

      Encore did have some great songs like ‘mockingbird’ and ‘like toy soldiers’ and ‘love you more’, but the album as an entirety wasn’t good imo. It didn’t really tie together, there were too many frankly disgusting songs (although a little funny I must admit), too all over the place, no underlying message and lyrically not very impressive. Other than that I agree with you.

  • David Davis

    People have their opions and mine is eminem saved rap music.going from slim shady to eminem and back proves lyrical domanince. He os the best around past present and will still be listened to by the future. He is like his song says a rap god and id like to thank him for the best music ive heard and this album is a master peice.

  • Dave

    There’s gonna be two hits. This album hitting the record shelves. And me hitting people in the face for not purchasing it.

  • Jerry

    MMLP2 was defiantly a very disappointing album, probably because he named it the MMLP2. The name will fuck you up if u go into this album expecting it to be anywhere near the original MMLP because it not anywhere near that, As for Love Game another disappointment probably because the beat selection was trash along with the sample an to top it off Kendrick noticeably out shines Em. I feel like if he went with flows off the original MMLP an just him an Dre produced this album it would have been an instant classic, to sum it up the album is trash aside from legacy, buy it if u want but im going to stick with piracy

  • Jerry

    I’ve listen to this album about 10 times now an i keep wanting to like it but i just cant, I was so hyped when the album leaked I slid my Dre beats on to only be disappointed an only like one song which was Legacy and the concept of Stans brother Mathew was dope. The Beat an sampling selection wasn’t there for me, the flows were no good. Im pretty pissed but hey atleast i got to preview it before it came out so i didn’t waste money on it, and since when does eminem get murdered on tracks by features cuz kendrick did exactly that on Love game. Idk man i hope this isn’t the last album of his career cuz it was a huge let down for me anyway. in my opinion he could have kept the content of the album, i get it he matured as a person, but should have spit it over the same rhyme patterns of the MMLP. That would have been dope for them to have the same feel but be total polar opposites content wise. MMLP get 5 stars MMLP 2 get 1 1/2 stars

  • Nicky Mancinelli

    Eminem Show> Mathers LP> Slim Shady LP> MMLP2> Relapse> Recovery> Encore (infinite don’t count for me) 3 illest tracks which would make Encore VERY respectable are the Top Bonus tracks of all albums… we as americans, love you more, stimulate…

  • Leon Beazt

    Em spits that fire but the production was so average. Was lacking one or
    two Dre beats at the very least. And where is NO ID he was suppose to
    have some tracks for Em to spit to. Its too bad the beats didn’t do the
    hot lyrics any justice.

  • Billy Z

    Honestly, I like ALL of Eminems albums.. I actually love Relapse and I like Encore. I even really like Recovery. Yes, Recovery was his most radio friendly themed album, but lyrically it’s still great. All eminem albums are lyrically better than most albums out now… His WORST album still shits on 90 percent of artists making music today. People forget that the dude is 41 now! He has stayed true to who he is since the beginning of his career, but he has matured. That was the statement he was trying to convey on Recovery… With MMLP2, he ties up everything together almost perfectly.. I mean come on, ‘Bad Guy’ was genius and meaningful.. ‘Headlights’ is such a beatiful apology/forgiving song to his mother, and ‘The Monster’ although radio freindly, the lyrics are still beautiful and showcases his struggle with fame and how he copes with it. Songs like ‘Evil Twin’, ‘Brainless’, ‘Baby’, and ‘So Far’ (plus more) are classic Eminem.. The one and only thing I didn’t like about the album is ‘Berzerk.’ It grew on me eventually but I still would have been happy if was never made. Some may say I’m biased and will defend whatever Em does, but I’m a ‘stan’ for a reason… And that is because he is one of the only artists that make meaningful, real music.. Look beyond the beats and listen to the words..

  • JbJones

    Okay the first time I listened to mmlp2 I didn’t get it at all. Too me it was just a bunch of fast rhyming lyrics and got boring. It didn’t really do it for me compared to the past works he’s done. The more I listened to it , the more I understood what eminen really conveyed, to me it wasn’t eminem,slim shady, or marshall mathers at all, It was him stepping out of those shoes and looking back. The technical aspect of this album to me, when I looked past the beats and really got into it. I ended up thinking this album is truely a technical masterpeice, on rhyme or reason the first 2 verses are marshall, and the last ones shady. I mean for some eminem fans they just mite not get it until you listen a few times, because he really changed his style and gave us a whole new altar -ego almost. He didn’t say that this was a new altar ego but to me it is. I think this album is great altogether but it didn’t raise the bar like eminem usually does(which I thought he would after being absent for awhile), it just stayed on one level. I really respect the technical part of this album. I think eminem uis one of the best rappers breathing because he really tapped into his inner artist, and he knows who he is. I just hope the next album he drops all the altar egos and makes something incredible that pushes the boundaries and raises the bar. I have high expectations but who wouldn’t it is EMINEM