Eminem Has A Relapse

Oct 16th, 2008 // 10 Comments

I’m not sure whether “I’m Having A Relapse,” the new Eminem track that made its way online last night, is a half-finished work or what, but its 2:08 length seems to be ideal. The beat’s a tad syncopated by Eminem standards (the guy never met an eighth note he could use) while also being typically relentless. Besides a bizarre and kinda laughable line about sodomizing a mannequin, Eminem is still a game lyricist, with the usual fascination on murder, maiming, killing, punishing, and hurting: “Slice you up and cook you after you are murdered by strangulation.” Although his inconsistent rasta inflection is a tad distracting, like Kevin Costner’s accent in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. For the curious culture warriors out there, there was no misogyny or homophobia on display, but I’m confident he’ll find a way to sneak that into a remix of the track. Welcome back, Eminem. I didn’t know I even missed you! [The Fader]


  1. How do I say this ... THROWDINI!

    Great graphic. I bought that Chunky A album used for $1.99 in like 1992. I’ve definitely gotten $2 worth of enjoyment out of it over the years, although its not currently loaded on my iPod. I may have to go home tonight and fix that mistake.

    Oh, this was an Eminem post? Um, welcome back. Do you know when Dr. Dre’s Chinese Democracy is coming out?

  2. MayhemintheHood

    You lost me at “no misogyny or homophobia”. Ahh, whatever. I’ll listen to it anyway.

  3. Rock You Like An Iracane

    Your lyrics, transcribed at “too damn early” AM:

    How the hell did he manage to get more felony charges?
    He’s already got life in jail, man, what the hell is his problem?
    Well, to be honest the smell of these chronic leaves make me hella demonic
    They’ve compelled me to kill this elderly man
    And I get these panic attacks
    Pop a Xanax, relax
    Tryna stick my fuckin’ dick inside a mannequin’s ass
    Then I get manic depressed
    See the orthodontist get gassed
    Man, it’s kickass
    The first thing I put on is the mask
    Speaking of masks, man, it ain’t too late to have a change of face
    And take it off and show my face so you can see the things you facin’
    Slice you up and cook you after you’re murdered by strangulation
    That’s bacon souffle you makin’, ain’t you? Well, thank you Jason
    There goes one more coma
    Due to blunt force trauma
    Just give me one more Soma
    And I’ll be done for, mama
    Go in the damn broom closet
    Another Valium, lost it
    Shovin’ the vacuum nozzle
    Down the bathroom faucet
    Seems like every day I get a little flakier
    The medication is making my hands a little shakier
    Hand me the 18 month old baby, come shake ‘em up
    It’ll only take me a second to choke his trachea
    Breakin’ his neck in eightysome places
    Baby, he’s Shady comes lady
    He’s got the razor-b-blades and the ch-ch-chain-ch-saw, baby
    You b-b-blundering, bumbling m-m-mumbling dum-dum
    Yeah, here I come-come, you hear the rumbling? Vrum-vrum
    There’s something inside of that blue tub and that drum-drum
    My head and torso are some won’ where they come from
    Who’s it belong to, maybe the girl with the long blonde hair
    Who disappeared and left her cheerleader pom-poms
    Clearly there’s some’ wrong
    ‘Cause she didn’t come home
    She’s missing
    Where is she?
    Something fishy is goin’ on
    I guess he stuck the bitch with the pitchfork with the long prongs
    Now everybody get your dance on to my damn song
    Come on

    @MayhemintheHood: So maybe there is a little misogyny.

  4. Lucas Jensen

    @Rock You Like An Iracane: Oh, yeah. I missed the violence against women at the end. Oh, Eminem…you never let us down.

  5. mike a

    I am surprised Em, in his grand tradition of transient cultural references, didn’t rhyme “strangulation” with “Sarah Palin.”

  6. MayhemintheHood

    Thank God.

  7. Anonymous

    I couldn’t get past one minute of the ideal length. Sorry.

  8. Audif Jackson Winters III

    Is he rapping in a British accent during some parts?

  9. Audif Jackson Winters III

    @Lucas Jensen: Yeah, sorry, I breezed by the post straight to the link.

  10. Lucas Jensen

    @Audif Jackson Winters III: That’s why I said he had this weird fake rasta thing going on that came and went like Kevin Costner in Robin Hood.

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