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Eminem brings back ‘Shady’ sound

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Eminem is back. Or is he?

Eminem’s eighth studio album, Marshall Mathers LP 2 has been highly anticipated and it is finally here.

Eminem is still Eminem, that hasn’t changed, so if you are looking for a “highlight reel” of rap styles that makes him the best today, then MMLP2 is the album you are looking for.

Some of the many great songs on the album include “Bad Guy,” “Rhyme or Reason,” in which Mathers mixes a bit of old school and new school by using a slower guitar and a simple beat, and “Rap God,” the six-minute track where he takes shots at many artists and clearly shows why he is the best in the game today.

MMLP2 also features the song  “Survival,” which video game company Acitivision used to help promote its next game in the Call of Duty series, “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”

The album features only a handful of guest artists like Skylar Grey, Rihanna, Nate Ruess from Fun. and Kendrick Lamar.

“Love Game” is the only song on the album that features another rapper (Kendrick Lamar). You can’t expect anything less than perfection when you have “The Best in the West Coast,” Lamar and “The Rap God,” Mathers. They use a motown feeling chorus with a sample to complement their comedic lyrics as they make fun of falling in love and the ups and down of the relationship.

Nate Ruess’ appearance on the track “Headlight”’ doesn’t disappoint. The beat they used for the song was clearly made for Ruess’ singing voice and also works very well with Mathers’ slower hard-hitting rap style he used on the track.

Many say this is Eminem’s final album, but I hope it isn’t because he still has the skills to be the best.

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