I feel like beating up on Eminem.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

  2. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i think the two best parts of the article were

  3. I didn't read it, his pictured screamed "I am a smarmy middle-aged columnist, HATE ME NOW" so I did.+
  4. He's saying nothing new but I love this:
    "There is also something odd about a guy who screams about being trashy and blue collar and anti-establishment, but lives in a 22,000-square-foot mansion. You can only get so angry at your butler, you know?"
  5. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Yes, another poignantly humorous remark that I was going to quote, too.
  6. Mitch Albom rules. I read his columns on a regular basis and am rarely disappointed.
    I saw Eminem in 1999 when my band played a side stage at the Warped Tour and he was headlining the whole thing. I thought he was boring as a live act.
  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Eminem is a live act?
  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Has Eminem done anything lately? I mean, I saw him on the cover of rolling stone or something not too long ago. Way after 8 mile came out. I just can't believe people are still eating it up. But then again, I could have swore reality TV would have been dead a long time ago.
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Well, Rap isn't going anywhere, and he's a pretty good rapper, so I suspect people do indeed still like him.
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    I just mean, the whole whiny style of rapping where he sounds like he's seconds from crying, it's annoying as hell. What I meant by why is he on the cover of rolling stone is, there is a bunch of pop **** going on, why put Eminem who hasn't done anything in a while on the cover?
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I believe you answered your own question.
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    This was a Detroit show. The big "E" is from Warren, or Sterling Heights. Warren is just over the road (north) from Detroit, The "Heights" are a bit more north. Still geographically "Detroit" though.

    I don't see the appeal in his stuff. But the column was a funny read.

    Rap is perhaps the "rebellion" that rock'n'roll has failed to posit in suburban teens.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    And its thriving like a mofo

    i've gotten to the point where i dont care what happens in pop/mainstream music. as long as i dont have to listen to it im fine.
  14. iplaybass

    iplaybass Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    Houston, TX
    I've tried to listen to Eminem with an open mind, and I think he has some good rhymes. I mean, listen to 'Forgot about Dre' or his rap in Fittycent's 'Patiently Waiting' and I think you'll see what I mean. I'm not a rap expert; I listen to a lot more hip-hop and R&B than straight rap, but I know what I like. His rhymes can be funny, too, but I think the jokes aren't PC enough for public consumption.
  15. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    Thats exactly my feelings about it. Some rap i can admire for the poetic language used... when its actual poetry. Rather than 'F- this, F- that!, they can't F- with me cause i'm the toughest!' so thats my two-cents.
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    The resturaunt is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of.

    Wanna know what it's like in one of those places? Get a job at Perkins or something.

    But back to fEminem, what's the deal with this whole, "No one understands me, I'm so underground and hated." :rolleyes:
  17. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    If surburban teens wanted to rebel against their parents, they'd tell them they planned on being a musician :D .
  18. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx
    maybe there waiting to die out at the same time... we'll find out
  19. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
  20. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    Eminem's first CD was so awsome, I love him. I don't care what anyone says, he has awsome rhymes and word play.