Eminem’s Fart Jokes May Be The Most Timely Bits Of His New Video

Eminem’s “We Made You” debuted on MTV earlier this morning, and its hodgepodge of slightly dated cultural references—Sarah Palin, “Gimme More”-era Britney, Jessica Simpson’s Dukes Of Hazzard cameo, the Lohan-Ronson romance, the words “rock star” being the linchpin of the chorus—make me wonder just how long he’s been working on this track, and if he’s been adding scenes to this clip since he first had the idea for it back in 2005. Which is too bad, because I actually like the side-of-the-mouth delivery he’s employing, as well as the way the chorus sounds. Clip after the jump.

Note, also, the recurring theme of “jealous of lesbians” that runs throughout the clip. Someone’s feeling inadequate!

Eminem – We Made You [OnSmash via Rap Radar]

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  • Anonymous

    so i didn’t see the vid, but i did find an mp3.

    first listen: i don’t foresee a time when i’d ever find this funny.

    pop culture be movin’ too fast for shady, me thinks.

  • Maura Johnston

    @raycummings: i think this is the final sign that eminem is definitely of the late ’90s/early ’00s, when things moved just a titch slower.

  • revmatty

    Agreed on the dated feel for this. As Maura notes this worked better for him when culture moved less quickly. Someone in the past 6-8 months (I want to say Adrian Belew, but I’m probably wrong) put up an MP3 on their site about a news event that had happened in the prior week and said that they were very excited about the idea that thanks to the technology they could get a song out about current events and have it still be relevant by the time it was available to the public.

    That said, it was still a moderately amusing video. I saw it on AMTV this morning.

  • Maura Johnston

    @revmatty: weird al, right?

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure that this videos were every about goofing on stuff that’s fresh in pop culture, really. “Just Lose It” was MC Hammer, Mr. Bean, Michael Jackson and Madonna, and Pee-Wee Herman. That’s not exactly moving at the speed of culture, either.

  • Anonymous

    Yea but “Just Lose It” was already lame, dated, terrible, and clearly light years away from his best work. At least the “my name is” and “real slim shady” and even “without me” felt a little more of-the-moment. Didn’t they?

    This video is almost sad, like I actually feel a little bad for Eminem. He thinks this can make him relevant? That said, I really like that the jessica simpson double is kinda fat. That makes it feel current. Also, I love Rock of Love.

    Probably the least-relevant part of the video is that 50 cent is in it.

  • Anonymous

    @antexit: interesting point. that said, i found “just lose it” actually funny in comparison, for reasons i need to sort out. that whole album was just batshit puerile (with a few exceptions) but i think i was cool with that because i was just so sick of Super-Serious MSM-Embraced Shady at that point.

  • silkyjumbo

    this is not good. not good at all. i mean, i get that this is his “funny” single that he always releases first, but i have a feeling that we’re in for another 45 minute tirade about kim & hallie.

    but i gotta give it to em – he did get the porn star who played sarah palin in who’s nailin’ paylin’ to reprise her role. so there’s that.

  • Ned Raggett

    He’s now reached his Gary Numan moment. (Gary Numan circa 1989 or so.)

  • 30f

    I agree that this feels like it should have come out a while back. Doesn’t have the same bite as the old ‘joke’ songs.

    I also noticed:
    Lots of the lyrics are names of pills.
    About 3:30 into the clip he seems to be shoving Kim Kardashian into a wood chipper (high-larious, BTW). Getting MTV to air things more violent or sexual than other artists can get away with is classic Eminem – so in THAT way perhaps he hasn’t lost his touch.

  • Maura Johnston

    @30f: and she turns into money!

  • 30f

    @Maura Johnston: Wanna bet that in an earlier edit the ground up Kardashian turned into something else and the CG money was a ‘fix’ for the standards and practices issues?

    I have to imagine that getting Dre to wear the Star Trek outfit took some doing.

  • natepatrin

    And here I was wondering what’d happen to all those unemployed writers once MadTV got canceled.

  • janine

    The wig-danna goes a loooong way with me. Not all the way to me liking this, but still, a long way.

  • Rock You Like An Iracane

    The last time Eminem released a mixtape/ziptape was…?

    Yeah, he’s adrift here.

  • Al Shipley

    I’m brought to mind the words of some wise young man who once said to a washed up, uninspired musician who had reached the ripe age of 36: “You’re too old, let go”

  • Anonymous

    “nobody listens to techno”

  • natepatrin

    @raycummings: …in 2002, when ripping off the meter to “The Whole World” might’ve still seemed innovative.

  • Anonymous

    Ya know, in a lot of ways, the 00s seem like the shortest decade yet. And we cycle through one meme or another so quickly and with such disregard that this one decade somehow blew through like three decades of ideas.

    Or something. That was off-the-cuff. And probably totally irrelevant now – so five minutes ago.

  • Chris N.

    “but i gotta give it to em – he did get the porn star who played sarah palin in who’s nailin’ paylin’ to reprise her role. so there’s that.”

    Thought I recognized her.

  • westartedthis

    @30f: “I have to imagine that getting Dre to wear the Star Trek outfit took some doing.”

    Dr. Dre was practically ON star trek
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  • Christopher R. Weingarten

    I’m getting old. I don’t know who he’s supposed to be when he’s eating dinner with Kardashian.

  • Anonymous

    Oh come on the Rainman references in the video are very timely.

  • Guy Whitey Corngood

    I want so hard to like this but it really does sound and feel like ‘Just Lose It Pt. II.’ Slightly better song, but like the former, don’t see it having much replay value for me.

    Please, please don’t let this album be a four-years-in-the-making continuation of Encore.

  • Audif Jackson Winters III

    This would have been funnier if Eminem had stayed fat.

  • King of Pants

    What happens when your one-trick-pony can’t even do that one trick effectively?

  • T’Challa

    Eminem = the Axl Rose of hip-hop?

  • T’Challa

    Eminem = the Axl Rose of hip-hop?

  • T’Challa

    Eminem = the Axl Rose of hip-hop?

  • T’Challa

    Eminem = the Axl Rose of hip-hop?

  • T’Challa

    Eminem = the Axl Rose of hip-hop?

  • T’Challa

    Although Em as Spock is kind of inspired. And the “Brett Michaels is bald” bit at the end is a nice touch.

  • T’Challa

    Although Em as Spock is kind of inspired. And the “Brett Michaels is bald” bit at the end is a nice touch.

  • T’Challa

    Although Em as Spock is kind of inspired. And the “Brett Michaels is bald” bit at the end is a nice touch.

  • T’Challa

    Although Em as Spock is kind of inspired. And the “Brett Michaels is bald” bit at the end is a nice touch.

  • T’Challa

    Although Em as Spock is kind of inspired. And the “Brett Michaels is bald” bit at the end is a nice touch.

  • Ted Striker

    @T’Challa:
    Truer words were never spoken, re: Axl.

  • Anonymous

    I had to come back to say that I really, really love the chorus. Who sings it? Man, I really want to hear some sort of “remix” of this song, with a different beat (maybe) and eminem’s verses completely removed (definitely).

    The verses are really, really annoying. They just sound spazzy and retarded. But that chorus is sorta fantastic.

  • Julio Allison

    I just don’t give a fuck about People magazine, Em.

  • DJorn

    I can’t get over how much the whole oh-no-he-didn’t-just-say-that style of tabloid celeb jokes in the lyrics play like a parody of Eminem.

    Oh, and also, yeah, that’s definitely the porn actress playing Palin, and I’ll go one step further into the TMI zone and admit that I noticed the whole bedroom scene with her reads like a parody of the movie itself.

  • Chris N.

    Somewhere, Moby laughs.

  • revmatty

    @Maura Johnston: Yup, Weird Al. Thanks

  • eminemfanrecoveryyy2010babbyy

    So?Shadys still the best rapper.

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