New Video: Eminem – Rap God

I never know quite how to feel about Eminem, and Rap God doesn’t really help me make a decision. You have to take him with a pinch of salt, but after fifteen years of doing so it’s all starting to wear a bit thin. His lyrics are as controversial and distasteful as ever, but it’s all okay because he’s just playing around, right? He even says it himself; “See if I get away with it now I ain’t as big as I was” which of course means we glaze over any and all contentious issues in his music because it’s Eminem and Eminem’s persona only works if he can manage to get a rise out of you. The video itself is set in the digital age, with nods to Portal, Mario and The Matrix, while Eminem spits his lyrics at 150mph.

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