REVIEW: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem

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The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Interscope; 2013

Score (Potholes In My Blog scale): 3 / 5

On the sequel to his 2000 breakout album, Eminem (with help from Rick Rubin) reaches back in hip hop time to mine hits for a modern-day audience. The outcome: mixed results. Read what I wrote about The Marshall Mathers LP 2 over at Potholes In My Blog.

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…The Six puts in its two cents over the Drake beat (click on the photo to download at 2dopeboyz):

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Best versus are by Spaceman and Grynch. The more I hear Space the more I like him — dude just has so much personality on the mic. The King of Ballard goes double-time here, ala Eminem — don’t think I’ve ever heard him do that, but it’s pretty f*cking filthy.