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XXL Dissects Eminem’s “Recovery,” Track by Track

Matt: Rondell especially loves the singer’s name: Kobe.

Rondell: Kobe Bryant on the hook?

Rob: Yo Kobe- the kid singing on the single is having the best week ever. First he was on Fabolous’s “Imma Do It” now he’s on an Em track.

Anslem: Ain’t Kobe the name of Obie’s daughter?

Matt: Kobe > Kobe Bryant

Rob: “Talkin’ 2 Myself” is dope, because it shows how FUCKED up Em really was. Best lyricist in the game was jealous of Wayne and Kanye who both idolize him.

Rob: I appreciate Em’s honesty though. To say that he was actually jealous. Which other rapper would admit that?

Adam: Do we accept his apology?

Matt: I do.

Jesse: Imagine if any of these other rappers would open up like that.

Matt: he didn’t have to apologize to me (Because i love Relapse, of course).

Rob: We can go to “On Fire

Rob: How does Lloyd Banks feel that Eminem stole his hook? LOL

Jesse: He produced that track too LOL

Matt: “On Fire”…. it’s like, “Okay, I gave you honesty, but now I want to get back to slaughtering you other rappers.”

Jesse: “On Fire” has one of his illest rhyme schemes.

Rob: Yeah I like this song.

Matt: The line about wrapping “scissors in SARS” and feeding you to “Jaws” is amazing.

Adam: Yeah, this is definitely an “eat your head off” track.

Matt: Who else thinks of that?

Matt: Random disses at Brooke Hogan and David Cook.

Rob: “I’m lighting in a skillet, you’re a fuckin flash in the pan.”

Jesse: “Listen Dog/Christmas is off/This is as cold as it gets/This isn’t golf/This is a blistering assualt/Dose in your wounds/ this is the salt…”

Rob: Umm guys… who is David Cook?

Matt: Runner-up to David Archuletta (I’m a lame, I know).

Rob: I stopped watching American idol after Ruben Studdard.

Matt: Clearly Eminem still watches. His next album will take shots at Crystal Bowersox.

Rondell: Of course, he hadn’t left the house in three years.

Matt: Haha.

Vanessa: He did leave,  He went to Ihop and the comic book store.

Jesse: Guess we’re up to the Pink song, “Won’t Back Down.”

Matt: Okay…So who else loves the fact that Pink is on this song?

Matt: Pink is badass….. yes, i said it

Jesse: I fuck with Pink but I don’t like this song really.


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