Wednesday, April 08, 2009
You can call Eminem a lot of things, but I never thought I'd see the day you'd be able to call him "comforting."
Yet as I watch his new video -- which looks no different than most of his old videos -- there's something wonderfully, well, quaint about it all. It's as if the last eight years never happened. Sure, there are the references to pills (albeit pills of a much different sort this time around) and the slams against current pop culture icons that at one time seemed so daring and controversial. But in the midst of a real world meltdown, Em's mischievous misanthropy suddenly looks tame -- and maybe a little outdated (particularly the obligatory Dre name-dropping).
But the fact remains, he's still one of the best MCs currently walking the earth, and I've really missed him.
So hey, TRL may be long gone, but let's party like it's 2000. Here's the first single from Eminem's new album, Relapse. It's We Made You.
Eminem -- We Made You