The purpose of Relapse

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  1. Oblak

    Oblak New Member

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    Hi, everyone!

    I have read numerous times that Recovery meant Eminem's return to the limelight. What would then be the role of its predecessor - Relapse?

    Cheers! :)
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  2. NightmareEx

    NightmareEx The Beast

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    Clearly an album chronicling the battles he was having at the time with all of his demons. I don't hate that album like a lot of people but aside from 3AM...pretty forgettable stuff, regardless of how dark it was.
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  3. Drink8cokesAday

    Drink8cokesAday ALL DAY

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    I think he thought he was giving people what they wanted by being Slim Shady again
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  4. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    Relapse is my favourite album of his since the Marshall Mathers LP

    Only listened once though

    His shit has no replay value to me any more

    Also maybe it didn't signify anything, Recovery was the one with meaning
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  5. NinjaMic

    NinjaMic Brian Disease

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    I like that album. Couldn't fuck with Recovery.
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  6. NightmareEx

    NightmareEx The Beast

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    Recovery was way way way better than Relapse.

    o_O
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  7. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    Nope

    not as cohesive, crappier style, less consistant....

    less raw

    Em a shadow
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  8. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    both were cringe worthy tho

    Eminem = replaced
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  9. NinjaMic

    NinjaMic Brian Disease

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    quote from Time Magazine:

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  10. Nomak

    Nomak Active Member

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    I told my friends that there are 2 songs in Hip Hop, that should be blueprints for lyricism, from a technical standpoint. Rakim's "Follow The Leader" and Eminem's "Stay Wide Awake." That track on Relapse is jaw dropping. Even 3am's verses are bonkers.
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  11. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    didn't he say he was flushing drugs out of his system on relapse?

    think he mentioned it on a track on recovery or something
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  12. Dj Khaled Sucks

    Dj Khaled Sucks Active Member

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    The accents and content killed Relapse for me. The beats were dope and Eminem's flow was great, but I just couldn't stomach him still talking about his fucking mom and Christopher Reeves.

    I initially liked Recovery a lot, but it doesn't have any replay value and focused too much on this ballad-driven stadium rap shit that was going on at the time. It was Em's Blueprint 3, imo. Hell: The Sequel was wack from start to finish. Not even Royce could save it.
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  13. Tacky Jones

    Tacky Jones www.TaCsmassivecock.gov

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    I would love to hear Relapse without the accents. however at this point Em would prolly jus yell the whole time.


    idk. im starting to lose hope. i love Em's music, but if this album doesnt deliver it may be curtains.
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  14. Dj Khaled Sucks

    Dj Khaled Sucks Active Member

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    I think we're entering into an unfortunate part of Hip Hop in many respects wherein rappers refuse to bow out. We've been spared this for a while because Hip Hop is a relatively new genre compared to others.

    But, fuck, it's a competitive genre and I don't want respect for years to replace that.
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