8.Berzerk – So this was it…the big Rick Rubin n Eminem collabo the world was waitin on. Its pretty obvious what son was tryin to achieve here…he wanted that 80s RR/Def Jam sound so he could get his Beastie Boy on… Like he wanted to pay his little homage to the era n whatever whatever. Im jus gon say it like this tho…its a thin line between tribute n parody b. When Jay Z reached out to RR for the same thing he got the 99 Problems beat. The beat had most the same ingredients as Berzerk except 1.) 99 Problems sounded like nothin else Rick ever produced…it was like somebody took the Raising Hell, Radio, n Licensed To Ill albums n threw em in a blender n that was the sound that came outta that yanno…n then 2.) Jay did his thing n turned that shit into a modern classic without doin any Beastie Boys, Run DMC or LL Cool J impersonations at all. The Berzerk beat sounds more like somebody combined a unused Licensed To Ill beat witta 2002 Eminem beat. On top of that you got Eminem oversellin the shit by rappin like Adrock from Beastie Boys for half this shit. The worst part is probably the hook tho where the shit jus hits “Real Slim Shady” levels of wack. He on some other shit wit these verses too cuz half the bars end witta corny ass joke. Im talkin Uncle Joey Gladstone from Full House levels of corny here bruh. Its almost like its 3 songs playin at the same time when you hear this shit too… This some white boy frat party shit tho. Im sayin even Lil Wayne paid better homage on the “I Am Not A Human Being” joint…even tho he jacked the whole thing from the Cool Kids “88” joint.. Anyways Im sayin its been done before n ALL em shits was done better than Berzerk.
9. Rap God – My opinion on this track wasnt exactly positive the first time I heard it. Ionno…maybe its cuz Ion really fuck wit EDM shit like that… But that was my reaction. Reactions happen within seconds n shit but opinions gotta be formed. It took me a few listens to kno how I really felt bout this shit. I mean I knew on the technical side of things that son was on some next level shit. I mean Nas n Jay Z been dope artists…but they cant do no shit like this. Granted theres shit that Jay n Nas can do that Eminem cant do neither. But when it comes to jus verbal dexterity n goin off on some ridiculous double time shit its only a few muthafuckas that could take it to this extreme…n they mostly underground niggas who cant get radio spins at the same time. I was waitin for this shit to become like the next Look At Me Now…not cuz of the hoe ass Breezy parts but the Bussa Buss shit that ey’body n they moms was makin videos for. The only shit I came across on youtube was Papoose doin his rendition of it. All 17 niggas in NY who still rock XXXXXXL Avirex jackets n leather baseball caps n Somalian pirates all across the world rejoiced when Papoose did his own version of this shit…but if you wanna talk facts…its easier to piggyback another muthafuckas flow n revise that shit than to come up wit that shit on ya own b. Not sayin Pap cant rhyme words together but that nigga all types of garbage when it comes to flows. Straight up n down. I dont mean no offense by that but that nigga straight doo doo on the mic son. Now whether you a Eminem fan or not or whether you fucks wit this song or not…you cant deny that son went in. My original issue wit this shit was it had no replay value. Apparently that shit changed after my 10th listen to this shit tho.
10. Brainless – This shit sounds like that Eminem Show/8 Mile/Encore era Eminem. Son was always fuckin wit these hokey ass beats nahmean…shit sounds like its bein played in a saloon or some shit like that. The shit is aight…but at the same time I think bout past joints like “Brain Damage” n “Rainman” where he already covered the topic of not havin a normal brain…n did the shit a lot better. This particular song aint trash or nothin…he actually spittin some pretty funny shit…but if it wasnt on the album Ion think it woulda affected a damn thing.
11. Stronger Than I Was – Son…. Ionno what the fuck Im listenin to but its like 3 minutes in n this muthafucka Em jus finally took a break from singin his heart out to finally spit some actual rhymes n shit. I swear that son jus got possessed by a former Backstreet Boy member or some shit…like one of em muthafuckas raised theyself from the dead n found whatever studio Eminem was recordin at n jus collided into his muthafuckin soul n was inside son (pause tho) for like 5 minutes n shit…n after 3 minutes Marshall was fightin to come back in but he got pushed out again until the demon was done jugglin dicks on the track n finished makin the sweetest song of this sons entire career INCLUDIN that sweet ass cornball shit he sang bout his daughter on the Eminem Show (yall muthafuckas probably defendin that atrocity in ya heads right now but jus remember…the fact he made that shit bout his seed dont automatically make the shit good…or even listenable. Nas made “I Can” for a whole generation of lost muthafuckin kids n that song still trash. Nigga if you really wanna make songs for ya daughter g’head…make her whole albums of you croonin to her… Fuck I care what you do on ya free time? But the whole world dont need to hear you bearin ya soul like you emotionally naked n wounded right now so we GOTTA respect that shit… Nah yo…fuck alla that..unless you talented enough to pull that shit off. But you not cut out for singin ballads my dude so you need to put that whole section of ya repertoire on ice n stick to what you do best bruh bruh). Sprinklin the shit wit f-bombs dont make this song any less flimsy namsayin… You gotta leave all this emotional croonery to that R&B chanteuse Drake my dude. You over doin the shit son… Im listenin to this muthafucka n you in the background moanin n groanin like you in physical pain n shit. Like ya soul in so much pain its unbearable for you to sing a song without feelin swords n arrows poking into ya heart n shit. Dog…dont nobody need to hear that shit ever. You injected this muthafucka wit enough emotional angst to fuel a whole Evanescence album b. The whole room smellin like Proactiv toner cuz of this song now… You wailin this shit wit the torment of a thousand teenagers son. I swear the whole room jus smellin like acne treatments n shit…word is bond. You a 41 year old man now dog…you not pose to be doin this shit. Ya daughters probably hearin this shit n they be like AW MAHHH GAAAAWWT…DAHD WHYYYYYY YOU TRYIN TO BE CODY SIMPSON DAAAAAHD…YOU SOOOOOOO NAWT CODY DAHHHHHD AW MAHHHH GAAAAWWWT… Ionno how many yes men you had in the room while you was recordin this shit but you need to fire all they asses son. I feel like you shoulda got all this shit off ya chest on the Recovery album b. Thats where this shit belongs yo. I cant give this shit no passes.
12. The Monster (Feat. Rihanna) – Wow yo…its like son jus hijacked a whole Flo Rida song…n he aint een tryna hide that shit. This shit jus so bold n courageous bruh. Guess he paid his respects to Beastie Boys n now he wanna do the same for Carol City’s Finest. I aint gon front…this shit is catchy as hell. Ion be usin words like “infectious” to describe music but this shit is “infectious” as fuck yo. If it was a Rihanna joint Ion think I would have any issues wit it. This shit is more a matter of principle tho. I mean we talmbout a dude who went at EVERY early 2000s pop act from Backstreet Boys to NSync to 98 Degrees to Britney n Christina.. Son was still shittin on Jessica Simpson in 2009 b…which was like 9 years past her relevance n shit. Im sayin the biggest difference between 2000 Eminem n 2013 Eminem is the 2013 Eminem would probably rather do a song wit NSync than disrespect em. Thats jus facts. I mean I get it… When them sideshow muthafuckas in the group got to perform wit Justin (Timberlake not Bieber. Thats right Beeebs…he got his mononym back. Fuckouttahere) again for like a whole 17 seconds at the last VMA awards show…I guarantee you that was the best 17 seconds any em muthafuckas had experienced since the “Bye Bye Bye” days. I mean these muthafuckas was on standby jus waitin on that call from JT like I AM SO THERE BRO… One em muthafuckas skipped the birth of they own child to share that stage wit Justin for jus one more time. Chris Kirkpatrick had to be tasered n dragged away by security after the show… Like he aint want that shit to end. I mean the shit jus got ugly.