Eminem and B.o.B scored a hit with their Grammy-nominated track “Airplanes (Part II)”, but that apparently wasn’t the only existing collaboration between the two rappers. A previously unreleased jam featuring both MCs on the mic, “Things Get Worse”, popped up on the interwebs today, hearkening back a time when the member of the YouTube Billionaires Club happily doled out pop culture references and threats against family members. Ah, those were the days. Listen below.
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“Note to Jessica Simpson, let’s go with the tuna casserole / Cause I used to love her hooters, now Carmen Electra’s cuter/ Strap an extension cord to her arm and electrocute her,” raps Em. “I’m off my fucking meds but I’m on an electric scooter/ I might just scoot by and shoot my mom in the neck with Rugers / Spit in Jason’s face while I vomit on Freddy Krueger / They can’t even get Jeffrey Dahmer to pet the cougar.”
“There’s no need to say shit you already know, the question is just how far will this go,” adds B.o.B on the chorus. “‘Cause I will never lay down and I will never let up.”
Sounds like an fairly old Slim Shady track, as indicated by Em’s more playful cadence when discussing violent acts, as well as pretty dated references to Jessica Simpson and Carman Electra. (Sorry, ladies, but no one’s really bothering to rap about you anymore.) Of course, this could have been recorded during his Recovery sessions, but didn’t fit the tone of the rest of the album and they decided to (wisely) leave it out.
What do you think of this track? Is it a winner, or should it have stayed buried?