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              A new Eminem album always causes a frenzy, but when it was announced to be a sequel to the rappers most praised work, it got even worse! It also caused a lot of questions. Mainly, could he reproduce a classic album? The standard is so high that the MMLP 2 concept could fail with just a bad first track. “Kill You” was the best start to any Eminem album to date, so the MMLP2’s first track had a lot to prove, and at first “Bad Guy” doesn’t come close, but it does draw you into the story, and then it explodes into “Bad Guy Pt 2”, which is the best non-mainstream hip hop beat that Eminem has rapped on for a long time, and his hard hitting delivery destroys the track.  At the end of Part 2, Em sums up why the album is important, “Trying to recapture that lighting trapped in a bottle, twice, the magic that started it all”
The official album rating of The Marshall Mathers LP 2
         I then realized I was at fault for even comparing it to the original MMLP, that’s not why The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is important, but before we answer that, let’s take a look at the album. His delivery has changed from the loud yelling on Recovery to an angry fast talking flow, and although it takes some getting used to, it works perfectly for a MMLP sequel. The subject matter isn’t nearly as emotional as most fans would like, which may confuse people as why Em thought to call it the sequel to his angriest rampage ever. In fact, the LP only contains a few emotional tracks on the album. The subject matter is mainly; I’m better off without women, I hate my Dad, fans still harass me, I dont hate my Mom, critics can suck it, and I am a “Rap God”. The main reason this is similar to The Marshall Mathers LP is because Eminem provides a very entertaining mix of Slim Shady antics with a slight taste of who Marshall Mathers really is, and leaves us all confused about what is actually true at the very end.                   
                       After “Bad Guy” is Rick Rubin’s first produced track on the MMLP2, “Rhyme or Reason”, which samples “Time of the Season” by The Zombies, and is surprisingly really good. I was a little unsure about Eminem and Rick Rubin teaming up, but they seem to have great chemistry in the studio, and Em will definably surprise people with their choice of song sampling. Although Rubin’s contributions are more Eminem doing parodies than original songs, they are extremely fun tracks, and for the first time since the original MMLP, I was laughing out loud. Another producer Eminem is developing great chemistry with is Emile, who worked with Proof  on “Kurt Kobain”. Emile contributed the most emotional tracks on the album, “Legacy” and “Headlights”. “Legacy” gives about as good of story of Eminem’s childhood as we could get after hearing it for 14 years. In “Headlights”, the song dedicated to Eminem’s Mom, Em raps, “That song (cleaning out my closet) I no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it’s on the radio”, “Headlights” is easily the highlight of The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Continue Reading.