A review of this — 7 years ago
Eminem’s sophomore effort is probably the best of all of his studio albums. Whatever uncertainty was in him during the recording of the Slim Shady LP is gone, and Eminem delivers an awesome, dead-on flow that is sure to make the other rappers feel the need to change their underwear.
Dre’s musical influence is still strong in this album, making it a must-have for anyone who can appreciate the artform that is rap (“real rap” — see my posting on the Slim Shady LP).
With a tight delivery and spitfire lyrics, Eminem nails everything on this album. All other wannabe rappers should just go home now, ‘cause you haven’t got anything to bring to the mic.