So, Kanye West declared himself a creative genius last week during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, and now Eminem says he's a rap god. Would anyone care to refute?
Note: The track is not censored. Listen at your own discretion.
"Rap God," Em's third single off the upcoming "Marshall Mathers LP 2" dropped Monday, and by Tuesday afternoon, it had racked up close to 3 million views on his YouTube channel.
The song runs 6-plus minutes and while some are praising it, others think it's just a mash-up straight of his old bag of tricks. Either way, it's gotten enough attention to render it a trending topic (#RapGod) on Twitter.
Em obliterated that @jjfad flow.— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) October 15, 2013
Producer Just Blaze thinks Em smashed the beat.
We've had time to sleep on it and... Eminem still got it. #RapGod— Complex (@ComplexMag) October 15, 2013
The team at Complex agrees.
And no matter which way you lean, there's a chance you're going to end up looking like this after you listen to it for the first, second, or third time.
Spin Magazine doesn't think Eminem brought anything new to the table with the track.
Eminem is no "Rap God" on his new, six-minute 'MMLP2' single http://t.co/PddI26VpZX— SPIN (@SPINmagazine) October 14, 2013
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