Friday, April 30, 2010

First Single off Recovery...Eminem - Not Afraid (prod by Boi-1da)

This...ladies and gents is what I'm talkin' about.'s about time...a track that isn't so cracked out lyrically that it's hard to take seriously. Nope this one is quite fitting as a lead single for his new album Recovery.

Starting with a build up that is on par with a track Maino's All the Above, you can tell that he's about to take you on a full 18 hole journey that deals directly with his recovery from drug abuse. Shouts out to Boi-1da on the production too, I'm glad to see he's getting more acclaim and work from other well known artists after being Drake's main man behind the boards for so long. Seems like this is sort of an ode to the fans and special people in his life out there who "admittedly I probably did it subliminally, for you, so I could come back a brand new me, you help see me through, and don't even realize what you did, believe me you....".

Definitely a spiritual track that is going to serve as an inspiration to those who "have been down the same road". Notable quoteables:
"When I say 'em or do something I do it, I don't give a damn
What you think, I'm doing this for me, so f the world
Feed it beans, it's gassed up, if a thing's stopping me
I'mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony
"I shouldn't have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it's a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth
""And to the fans, I'll never let you down again, I'm back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let's be honest, that last Relapse CD was "ehhhh"
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
"I promise
To focus solely on handling my responsibility’s as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof like my daughters and raise it
You couldn’t lift a single shingle on it
Cause the way I feel, I’m strong enough to go to the club
Or the corner pub and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I’m raising the bar, I shoot for the moon
But I’m too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing and...I'm not afraid
Real down to earth accessible track that was exactly what I needed to begin being excited again about the music Em is putting out. Welcome back Em, I'm back in your corner and absolutely can't wait for Recovery now after hearing your first single...

Check it out...
Eminem - Not Afraid (prod by Boi-1da) New Single!!!


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