(This article is sponsored by Sounds of India)
Mathers’s fourth CD ‘ Encore’ is, in the humble opinion of the
reviewer, not only his best release yet, not only one of the best
records of the year, but one of the greatest musical albums ever
His topics of discussion vary from devotional love songs to his daughter to hilarious songs about random topics. Mathers’s grasp over the English language can be just short of jaw dropping and his flow through his lyrics truly inspirational.
the best part of his music is the feeling of absolute abandon that it
induces in the listener. When Mathers raps about how he dropped out of
school and realizing, nonetheless that he’s still the most literate
public figure in the media today, the listener feels a similar sense of
empathetic gangstaness. Eminem’s lyrics are not just entertaining rhymes, but also convey a very rare feeling of realness. Too many rappers and hip-hop artists in the industry are transparently ignorant of the subjects they sing about.
Eminem, in his raps, relates true stories and real situations with stunning grace and flow. His
use of poetic techniques in his rhymes puts him at a level above all
other competition. ‘Encore’ is a CD where a fan of rap can be entranced
by every single song in the album.
Perhaps the highlight of the CD is the song “Never Enough”, featuring 50 cent. A great instrumental beat and melodic chorus is the icing on the cake that has a verse a piece from Eminem and 50. The
“Patiently Waiting”-esque alliteration style of 50 cent and Eminem
seems to never get old. It is surprising that Eminem has been able to
experiment with new techniques which all seem to work in all 18 songs.
One can listen to the entire album over and over and never get sick of
his style. While using a unique style for each song, he also infuses
each with his trademark Eminem stamp that makes them all eminently
enjoyable. Eminem’s new CD can truly be called a masterpiece.
Muralidhar, 17, is a freshman at the New York Univeristy (NYU) where he
is majoring in Music Business. He also heads his own band 'SNWS' in New