Eminem’s 1st Verse Of The Year Shows He’s Still At War With His Critics
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Moments ago, Compton, California MC Boogie released his Shady Records debut, Everything’s For Sale. The biggest guest on the LP from the rapper who grew up just blocks away from friend, Kendrick Lamar, is Eminem. “Rainy Days” is the Streetrunner and Tarik Azzouz-produced track which features Marshall Mathers. It marks Eminem’s first verse of 2019.
The song is reflective, as Boogie sets the tone of admitting that some days are harder than others. Midway into the song, Eminem admits some rough patches in his career. “I left my legacy hurt / F*ckin’ absurd! / Like a shepherd havin’ sex with his sheep, f*ck what you heard / All this talk in my ear / I got an idea / Like the clerk when you’re trying to buy beer / Since on the mic, I’m a nightmare / F*ck it, I thought this might be a good time to put woke-me to rock-a-bye, I got the bottle of Nyquil right here,” says Em, as he speeds up his flow. He references Dr. Dre, and then super-charges his tempo while calling out MCs with nothing to say. Then he warns his critics that he is defined by the fighter’s mentality.
The verse comes after a time when Em has been called out by Joe Budden for not doing enough for his Shady artists. MGK and Eminem also engaged in a high-profile 2018 battle. Everything’s For Sale also features Dreamville standout J.I.D., 6LACK, and Snoh Aalegra.
Streetrunner recently produced a new EP from Cormega.
In addition to new music from Boogie Eminem, the playlist features cuts from J.I.D., Method Man, Anderson .Paak, Black Thought, Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz, Mac Miller, Buddy, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Buddy, Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, Drake, Nas, Jay Rock, Westside Gunn, Kanye West & Kid Cudi, Pusha-T, Lil Wayne, Bun B, Dave East, Royce 5’9 (and his group PRhyme), Phonte, Masta Ace & Marco Polo, J. Cole, Logic, Trippie Redd, Kendrick Lamar, Black Milk, and a host of others.