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Ebro & Nadeska debate new Eminem album



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In this week’s episode of Rap Life Review on Apple Music, media personalities Nadeska, Lowkey, and Ebro dive into the hottest new music from Big Sean, Joyner Lucas, and more. The crew also dive into the highly debated “Big 3” conversation sparked by Future and Metro Boomin’s latest album, titled “We Don’t Trust You”. This then leads the conversation to Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s perpetuated beef and what this means for rap going forward. At one point of the interview, the trio briefly talked about Eminem‘s upcoming album, which was revealed by Dr. Dre last week.

Ebro Darden: Dr. Dre announced that Eminem and Snoop Dogg are working on the albums. I’m always looking for an Eminem album. He cares about rapping. I like to hear him rap. Whether or not I liked the albums and the cohesiveness of the albums or if there’s songs in there, you know, at this stage of his career could be a hit or miss. But if Eminem was like ‘I’m only working with like Alchemist, Havoc, Pete Rock, Premier. If I got Eminem album like that, y’all would not be excited to see album coming?!

Nadeska: I would like somebody to challenge Eminem to just have a little more fun and be a little bit less clinical with the raps. That’s coming from someone who has been long time fan of him. I think he is excellent and but he’s always rapping like he still has a lot to prove. I think there is nothing left to prove. I would love to hear him, like you said, pair up with one producer, have a different sound and it does not have to be as mind-bending. I also just want to see him have fun. I think that would be great.

Ebro Darden: Maybe his mind-bending, lyrical, spherical, medicinals is where he has fun at?!

Last time Eminem dropped the full body of work was more than 4 years ago. Em dropped his 11th solo studio album Music to Be Murdered By on January 17, 2020, through Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. Just like Eminem’s previous studio album Kamikaze (2018), the album was released with no prior announcement. The album was produced by many producers, with Eminem and Dr. Dre serving as executive producers. It features guest appearances from Skylar Grey, Young M.A, Royce da 5’9″, White Gold, Ed Sheeran, the late Juice WRLD, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, Anderson .Paak, Don Toliver, Kxng Crooked and Joell Ortiz.

The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 279,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Subsequently, Eminem became the first artist to have ten consecutive number-one albums in the US and one of six artists to have released at least ten US number-one albums. Music to Be Murdered By reached number one in 16 countries. Music critics praised Eminem’s lyrical abilities and the improved production after Kamikaze, while criticism was directed towards the album’s formulaic song structure, lack of innovation, and shock value.