Eminem is about to embark on a European Tour for his project Revival released in late 2017. The project had a very polarizing reception. Some have applauded the tone and direction it took while others reminisce the “Old Eminem”. His work which was heavily laced with the alter ego “Slim Shady”. With album sales falling below expectations, Eminem has been retooling his songs and changing the direction of the marketing to give it extended life. He has also realigned himself with 50 Cent, bringing him on stage for Coachella and the Governor’s Ball. As well as Royce da 5’9″ appearing on the track “Caterpillar” from the album Book of Ryan.
Royce da 5’9″ – Caterpillar feat Eminem, King Green
This was evident with the rollout of the remix of “Chloraseptic” featuring 2 Chainz and Phresher back in January. He raps in a vintage “Slim Shady” addressing detractors of his recent album:
“Thank God, I rap better when the odds are stacked. Revival’s wack, I don’t like the ‘Zombie’ track
Or when he’s talkin’ that garbage psychotic crap
Where’s your content at? What’s with all the conscious rap?
P!nk, Beyoncé this and Kehlani that” (yeah)”.
Eminem featuring 2 Chainz & Phresher – Chloraseptic Remix
The last single Eminem dropped from the Revival album was “Framed”. Fans were excited due to the track capturing heavy elements of “Slim Shady” with the horrorcore lyrics and subject matter. In a lot of ways, having many parallels to the track “3 a.m.” from Eminem’s album “Relapse”.
Eminem – Framed
Eminem – 3 a.m.
Hopefully the moves Eminem has made in recent months is a foreshadowing of doing another project with a healthy dose of his alter ego “Slim Shady”. Wanted to deep dig in the vaults and revisit some rare tracks that are pure vintage “Slim Shady” from early in his career.
Eminem featuring Pacewon and Bizarre – Take The Whole World With Me
A track from 1997 during Eminem’s days of being affiliated with the New Jersey based group “The Outsidaz”.
Da Ruckus featuring Eminem – We Shine
Vintage Slim Shady at the 1:55 mark off the debut ep from the Detroit underground group, Da Ruckus back in 1998. For all the hip hop heads check out the Jeru the Damaja sample as well.
Eminem – Any Man
Classic track from the Rawkus presents Soundbombing compilation series released in 1999.
Eminem – Get You Mad
Track off of the legendary duo Sway & King Tech’s album “This or That” released in 1999.
Eminem featuring Royce da 5’9″ – Scary Movie
Early Track circa 1999 from Eminem’s group “Bad Meets Evil” teaming up with Royce da 5’9″.