For years now no fan could get tickets to see an Eminem concert tour anywhere in the United States. The mogul’s views on Trump and his reign of ridiculousness has likely done the idea of touring here no favors.
For this reason and more fans and attendees of the Oscars appeared shocked when he braced the stage for his ‘Lose Yourself’ performance.
The 47 year old celeb seemed to come out of nowhere with a new album and top tracks to tickle the fancy of fans and critics alike.
While Eminem’s style and no boundaries subject matter has caused him to be a controversial artist to many, he has never toned his attitude down for anyone.
His music has delved into jokes about homosexuality, drugs and even certain female celebrities, which has been considered offensive and borderline disrespectful.
For those unfamiliar with his character and background, his style may simply have been misunderstood. Eminem simply has never had a tolerance for holding his tongue on anything he feels, thinks or believes.
‘That’s why they put my lyrics up under this microscope
Searching with a fine-tooth comb, it’s like this rope
Waiting to choke, tightening around my throat
Watching me while I write this, like, “I don’t like this note!”
All I hear is: lyrics, lyrics, constant controversy
Sponsors working round the clock to try to stop my concerts early…’
It comes as no surprise that with his release of ‘Music To Be Murdered By’, fans and critics are already right back at it analyzing the content and meaning of the songs, such as ‘Darkness’.
In a world where the president is a liar and a crook, people are killed in massive shootings and crime is on the rise, it stands to reason that Eminem chose this as a topic of focus for his new album. In his own way he invites fans to look deeper.
‘Darkness’ is a song which appears to highlight the demented darkness which must overtake the souls of the suspects committing mass killing crimes. Eminem takes fans into the mind of a person with mental illness so deep they are willing to harm themselves and others.
Lyrics such as ‘Here I am, alone again. Can’t get out of this hole I’m in.
It’s like the walls are closin’ in. You can’t help me, no one can. I can feel these curtains closin”
show Eminem’s masterfully woven story, depicting the state of a killer.
Ratings appear to be in favor of the song as it currently has over 34 million YouTube views, more than any other track released on the album. Eminem urges his fans that this album is only for “the sharpest knives in the drawer.”