Rihanna Helps Eminem Tackle His Monsters
Yesterday, 17/12/2013, Eminem released his video for single “Monster” in a stylishly shot video taking us through some of the highlights of his career and how they’ve affected him. Oh, also Rihanna looks really hot in the video, as per.
Let’s face it; Eminem’s been off the boil for a long time now. A LONG time.
It’s a matter that’s up for debate as to when Slim Shady really went into decline in so much as he stopped producing the calibre of lyrical quality that came to be expected as the norm for this guy. The flow has always been evident but something’s been missing.
For me, he hasn’t been pissed off enough to write songs like “Kim” anymore. Fame can give you great riches but, if you’re an artist that feeds off raw emotion for inspiration, it can be that you lose your edge in comfort.
“Monster” shows a slight return to form for our jaded wordsmith, however. Having garnered nearly 6 million views at the time of writing and 225, 081 more likes than dislikes on YouTube, you’d think so.
Em’ deals with many of the issues that fame can bring to some that just wanted to make music; media attention and mental issues to name just two. Eminem has made sure that his lyrics are at the forefront this time around, though.
Of course, getting Rihanna on board as a featured artist in any of your songs is not going to do them the slightest bit of harm. Her chorus and hook is classic Rihanna, dripping in soul and bellowed out. Rihanna and choruses; it’s just a match.
The video is dark and stylishly shot mostly reflecting on his biggest tracks of the past. If you’ve been a fan for years, you’ll be able to name them all, shot for shot. I still maintain, and have done since 2004, that the backwards golf visor hat is not something that should be worn by anything; be it animal, vegetable or mineral.
It’s a bad look, dude.
“Monster” is a welcome return for Em, hopefully we can expect more of the same from one of Rap’s most notorious idols.