Eminem is Clearly a Child of the 80’s with His Inclusion of Max Headroom, Rakim, N.W.A., Bill Clinton, JJ Fad, Heavy D and Many More References in the Video for Rap God. Seeing is Believing (Video)
Eminem’s career fits in the qualifications of Pop Art. The Detroit, Michigan battle-rapper entered the mainstream through poking fun at multi-platinum peers in and out of Hip-Hop, and ascended into a true global icon. Years from now, people will understand what was on people’s minds in 1999, 2000, or 2013 by listening to the works of Marshall Mathers.
In any case, that idea is a part of Em’s visual references of the “Rap God” video. Big color, throwback technology, and classic attire make one of the guys who kept MTV playing videos a lil’ longer appear as the type of artist who would have appeared on the network in the earliest days.
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