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.
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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