Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is out. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (MMLP2) is the follow-up to his 2000 release The Marshall Mathers LP released on Interscope Records. The Marshall Mathers LP went on to sell over 1.76 million copies during the first week, setting a record as the fastest-selling studio album by a solo artist. The Grammy award winning album is now certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) having sold over 10 million copies. The critically acclaimed album was even ranked 244 out of 500 by the Rolling Stone and was sitting right outside of Time’s Top 100 Albums of All Time at the 102nd spot.
As is customary when a popular artist’s album drops, our mentions (personal Twitter and Dead End Hip Hop Twitter feeds) are flooded with requests for us to review that album. It would stand to reason that when you have artists with the credentials of Eminem, WHY THA FUCK WOULD WE NOT REVIEW IT?!
Look, I got love for all y’all, I really do. There are some things in this world that I would think is just plain simple fucking common sense. However, time and time again we always are hit with request to review albums that anyone in their right mind would review; these are a given. Eminem is on many lists as a Top 5 Rapper of All Time and his “Love the Way You Lie” single with Rihanna has sold over 9 million copies so WHY THA FUCK WOULD WE NOT REVIEW IT?!
We at Dead End Hip Hop always strive to review popular artists. Granted, there are artists that we have not reviewed up to this point but there are factors that contribute to that. But when you have someone as huge as Eminem, it should be common sense to all that we are going to review the album. Have we not reviewed Jay Z? Kanye West? Little Wayne? Nikki freaking Minaj?! Then WHY THA FUCK WOULD WE NOT REVIEW IT?!
Not only that, we also reviewed Slaughterhouse who’s signed to Shady Records, Eminem’s label. We reviewed the EP Bad Meets Evil, a duo that is composed of Eminem himself and Royce Da 5’9”. We have also covered the news leading up to this album such as the artwork, tracklist, and singles on deadendhiphop.com. We have even discussed on our personal twitter accounts (follow us) how we feel about one or two of those singles so WHY THA FUCK WOULD WE NOT REVIEW IT?!
And then there’s YouTube… The YouTube comment section is extremely problematic and is constantly filled with spam requests. We love comments; we especially love comments that relate directly to the topic of the actual video released. But what I don’t understand is why in the world you would litter the comment section with duplicate requests for the same album is beyond me. Here is tip: If you see someone has already requested an album that you want us to review, thumb that bitch up to the top. Trust me, we’ll see it.
I love how engaged you all are with us here at Dead End Hip Hop. You all are the best and most active community on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, etc that I know and I embrace interacting with you on a daily basis. Taking time out to leave a comment or send a tweet means a lot to us and we do not want that to stop. Let’s just be a bit more reasonable about certain things like, I don’t know, common sense album review requests of popular artists. If you feel compelled to tweet us about that album, frame it different. You could do like this guy:
Ready to watch the @DeadEndHipHop review on the Em album…. Heard from others from the leak that its poo.
— † Zaccheus † (@OldSkoolSLIM) October 30, 2013
And to be fair, I am seeing more and more of that. But there are a select few of you that may be new to the tribe, that always send ask us to review a really popular artist album and I am writing this to say to you – save your time, energy, and effort. Send us a different tweet or ask us another question. Just. Notthatone. It’s Eminem. WHY THAT FUCK WOULD WE NOT REVIEW IT?! **Edit – Oh and the review is dropping tonight. The wait is over.**