Global rating of the video: 3.5 stars
Like I already pointed it out, the 3 AM song really disappointed me, because of Eminem’s truncated voice. However, the video and the lyrics seem unveil some colorful and creative details that deserve to be underlined, because of all recent Eminem releases, this video eventually makes a REAL difference.
Meet Eminem in a scary landscape, a lonely and dark forest in which bad spirits’ presence and echoes would overshadow his mind. You are going to ride through his psychopatic mind for 5 minutes…5 minutes? Call it a hell of eternity!
The psychopatic, narcotics dependant serial killer, will take you to his rehab center, sharing an horrific Exorcist 2 vision.
No place for peace in this pill popping episode that resembles Detroit novelist Contel Bradford’s descriptions. Hard drugs are known for altering color, perception and reality…from the beginning to the end, you will see visions of horror, missing legs and thumps, bloody redrum walls…you will guess that horrible things happened, but it is up to you viewer, to make up your mind:either he committed the numerous murders during his blackouts, while his brain was reaching the narcotic sphere-either these nightmarish visions are the product of a drug addict’s imagination.
Either ways, it will allow you to understand what is happening into a blurred drug addict’s mind.
While the lyrics will reinforce the diabolical no escape situation, you will feel fear and confusion. There is a little bit of King Gordy’s mind into all this, a little bit of the Exorcist, a portion of Edgar Allan Poe. I think most of you are going to like it.
Even Eminem’s rapping rhythm is dys-synchronized on purpose which would make it totally enjoyable if he didn’t fake his voice. Unfortunately his voice spoils the video greatly in my opinion.
There is another detail that keeps intriguing me…why does Eminem insist on “kissing the naked manakin man again?”…Maybe some of you readers could give me a clue.
In short, the video is creative, original, but it could have been better with a normal rapping tone-the rapping style is ok- it is just the tone that spoils it for a major part.
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