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.**
Eminem is awesome
I have to say I’m guilty of requesting an album on an unrelated video, but It was Blue Chips 2 so I think I’m in the clear in terms of it not being a mainstream request. Anyway, keep on doing what you’re doing DEHH, we love you for it!
Good news Jack, we are reviewing Blue Chips. Request like those are fine as they are typically up in the air sometimes. Thanks for watching!
I’m gonna put in a request not related to Em. Have you guys ever heard of Spark Master Tape? Just found out about him and it’s fucking dope. He dropped a mixtape last month called The #SWOUP Serengeti. You might think he’s trying to do a Captain Murphy thing just cuz he alters his voice and no one knows who he actually is but he has his own flavor that makes him different. not to mention hes too down south to really be compared.
I’ll check it out. You got a link?
You shouldn’t have to make a post like this. I think people know you guys are going to review stuff like MMLP2 but they are just impatient and that’s not going to change. Just keep doing what you do. Btw, have you guys hear about a new Jean Grae project “Gotham Down cycle 1:Love Infinity”?
Yes! I posted a song of hers last week I believe and was really looking forward to it.
We know how hard you guys work, us reasonable fans know that you’re not just sitting deciding not to do it. These guys have 9-5’s man give em a bit of a break XD As someone who reviews albums and I know it is Hell it takes a lot to do written reviews on a regular basis let alone video reviews and run a website! You guys are much appreciated DEHH!
Thanks for making this public service announcement about people demanding an Eminem album review, ironic that I’m saying PSA when that was the name of the first track off MMLP 1. It must be frustrating at times to see all of the demand for an album review of a major hip hop artist when you know that Dead End Hip Hop will definitely do one. Thank you guys for introducing me to great artists like Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, R.A. The Rugged Man, Aesop Rock, Mr. MFN eXquire, Ill Bill, and many others! Thanks to you guys, I have more of an appreciation for artists who work independently and make innovative music.
Thats awesome man, I’m glad you’re finding other artist to enjoy. Those are the stories I love to hear because that’s where we make our impact on hip hop.
You guys kill it every time (with your reviews)….it’s pure comedy, emotion, perspective, and intelligence at each review. Keep up the good word.
What happened to the Tupac video?
The editing is done. We just have to pick a date to drop it.
I totally understand what you’re saying. I have a radio show in France (local radio) where we do albums review too. We try to do both famous artists (we’ve done Eminem this week) and artists we feel should get more credit. We’ve done Ces Cru, Chance, Dust … and we’ve done Black Milk’s “No Poison No Paradise”, which in our opinion is one of this year’s best album. So I’m asking : could you do this review ? I really want to know what you guys think about it, that would be supa dupa cool.
By the way love what you guys’re doing, you give honest opinions and most of all you really know what you’re talking about and really succeed in explaining what makes a good album. Keep doin what you do, greetings from France !
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Ces Cru…nice. We’re talking about doing the Black Milk album and I can say with confidence that I think we will. Thanks for subscribing to the channel and checking us out. Peace. – Kinge
That Black Milk album was pretty dope. The more i played it, the more i liked it. Kinda like MMLP2. At first i wasn’t feeling it much at all but it has grown on me a lot.
People are so impatient when it comes to album reviews. Some people don’t understand the process of reviewing an album, it takes several listens and reflection on concept, lyrical content, production value and attempting to understand what the artist was trying to achieve with the album. Personally I’d prefer a well thought out and analysed review even if it doesn’t come until a week after release rather than a hashed out quick judged assessment. Keep up the good work Dead End Hip Hop and Kinge keeping it real as always.
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haha thanks for reading. I understand lesser known artist like a Chance or Logic or Vic Mensa. Those make sense. Mainstream artist though? I never understood those. But I love that people care enough to reach out and even ask so we appreciate the love and support. – Kinge
Major Mainstream artists who release their albums on major record labels obviously will have an abundance of reviews. Fans who say they care about the art form as a whole need to step away and show their support for some of the lesser known talented artists who need the exposure to aid their growth within the industry like with those who you mentioned Chance, Logic and Vic Versa. I have a feeling though that it won’t be long until Logic is blowing up having been signed by Def Jam and having No I.D. as executive producer on his debut album.
Hopefully with your article the community will begin to take notice.
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Thanks for reading homie – Kinge
I assume @c6f1f8af8d3ef4e4fc8b1bc6104d7170:disqus is one of those fans that keep requesting the same album over and over again even though it’s obvious ya’ll are gonna review it?
I appreciate this article because I’m a huge fan of you guys and hate to see ya’ll bombarded with bitch ass comments from “fans” that keep wasting their precious time by writing “review em’s album” or “MMLP2”. Like, ya’ll are really just gonna comment with the album title hoping that’ll really get the DEHH folks to review it. I’ve seen that shit too. Hella ridiculous. A bunch of bustas, I swear. Keep on keepin’ on, bruh. Ya’ll are the shit.
Yea Matt, it comes with the territory too so I get it. Thanks for fucking with us though man we really appreciate it.