I have just finished listening to two new Eminem songs from Curtain Call that have been leaked on the net and I am afraid I will have to write a very critical article about both songs and the intro to Eminem’s Best Of. To those who would be tempted to get mad at me: no, I am not hating on Eminem! This is something I will never do. However, like I expressed it before, being a huge fan of his doesn’t mean that I have to be what some of you call -without any elegance- a Â« dickrider Â»Â .
I have always allowed myself a part of criticism towards Eminem’s music when I wasn’t satisfied with some of his tracks. Although this barely happens to me, I have been really disappointed by songs like Ass Like That and Marshall’s most recent songs are much more of a great disappointment, as far as I am concerned.
Fans who have followed Eminem since the beginning will probably understand what I am talking about. When you have tasted songs like Infinite or The Way I Am, you have the right to be disguted when songs like Â«Â FackÂ Â» and Â«Â Shake ThatÂ Â» meet your ears with their weak ass beats and poor lyrics. I’m sorry, Marshall, this isn’t really what I expected from a brilliant artist like you!
A man who is capable of writing moving songs with good lyrics like When I’m Gone is also able to offer something else than some stupid Â«Â Shake That AssÂ Â» party rap.
The most disgusting is the introduction to Curtain Call. I am slowly getting tired of Eminem’s puerile eructation and other childish crap in a My First Single style, because this doesn’t correspond to the real him. Who does he want to please with such demonstrations? 10 year old fans who have no idea about what hip hop is? Honestly, are you trying to scare real hip hop fans away, Marshall?
Fack is one of those horrible weak ass songs that have tortured my ears for a few minutes. I couldn’t believe that Eminem’s music was taking that puerile direction!
The chorus starts with a melody that is intentioned to be entertaining accompanied by Eminem’s very childish voice saying :
ouch ouch……ouch ouch
(oh god damn)
im gonna fucking cum
(ohhh shit) (moans)
fack fack fa–ack
(fack i am)
i am….im going to cumâ€¦ Â»
You can hear some claps in the background. Lyrically and instrumentally: a disaster! The jerking off song is pitiful- and not funny at all.
I usually happen to enjoy Eminem’s collaborations with Nate Dogg. Never Enough from the Encore album was well handled. Unfortunately, Shake That is another musical disaster. Why? First, because Eminem doesn’t fit into the party rapper role- at all. Second, the lyrics and the instrumentals are weak and not really worth the listener’s interest.
What the “fack”, Marshall? If your music is taking this specific direction, then I think we have a problem. As the huge fan I actually am, I have always enjoyed your instrumentals, beats, flow and above all, the brilliant lyrics you wrote. I have always admired the lyrical genius you actually are. I have loved the humor and your darker side expressed in your music.
However, I really hate it when you feel the need to act like a clown in order to please a younger audience. Any average rapper could have beaten the weak ass songs you just produced.
Marshall, I will always respect you, because nobody else was as inspirational as you in my life. You music has brought so many positive elements and that’s why I intend to always support you.
If you feel like you need a good break, please take it. But when you will make some new songs next time, please consider that your fans deserve better than Fack and Shake That.