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The Eminem Show [Explicit Lyrics]

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listen  1. Curtains Up (Skit / Album Version) [Explicit]0:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. White America (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Business (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Cleanin' Out My Closet (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Square Dance (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Say Goodbye Hollywood (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Drips (Album Version) [feat. Obie Trice] [Explicit] 4:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Without Me (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. Superman (Album Version) [feat. Dina Rae] [Explicit] 5:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Hailie's Song (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen16. When The Music Stops (Album Version) [feat. D-12] [Explicit] 4:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Say What You Say (Album Version) [feat. Dr. Dre] [Explicit] 5:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. 'Till I Collapse (Album Version) [feat. Nate Dogg] [Explicit] 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. My Dad's Gone Crazy (Album Version) [feat. Hailie Jade] [Explicit] 4:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Curtains Close (Album Version) [Explicit] 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (May 26, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00006690G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Any lingering doubts as to the depth of Eminem's skills or his potential for raw yet compelling honesty are dispelled on The Eminem Show's first track. Armed with a quicksilver flow and a thundering rhythm track (the record was exec produced by longtime mentor and partner Dr. Dre), "White America" finds Eminem ferociously mauling the hand that feeds him, lambasting his critics, the industry, and the racism that, in many ways, helped make Marshall Mathers more than just another rapper. "Let's do the math," Em sneers, "If I was black I would have sold half/ I could be one of your kids/ Little Eric looks just like this." After the bombast of The Marshall Mathers LP and Eminem's well-noted use of sexual epithets, this kind of material is made more controversial because it actually rings true. From a brutal retort to his long-estranged and equally troubled mother ("Cleaning Out My Closets") to a surprisingly tender ode to his child ("Hailie's Song"), Eminem examines his life, loves, arrests, addictions, failures, and successes with surprising insight, making this a funk-drenched hip-hop confessional well worth the hype. --Amy Linden

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132 of 149 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A step up from the last album June 17, 2002
By mjp81
Format:Audio CD
As witty as "The Marshall Mathers LP" was, "The Eminem Show" seems to be even wittier. This time, Eminem concentrates less on pushing buttons, and more on social and personal commentary.
Curtains Up(skit) - Just some sound effects giving the impression of Em walking up to a microphone.
White America - A heavy sounding song about how Eminem has unwittingly reached so many people in so many different ways. He points out how he wouldn't be targeted so much if he was black.
Business - Dre's G-funk production is easily recognizable here, and is just as groovy as ever. Em plays the role of Robin to Dre's Batman, much like the current video for "Without Me".
Cleaning Out My Closet - Self explanatory title. Here, Em once again vents his thoughts on his fame, ex-wife, and mother, but manages to say enough new stuff to keep from sounding repetative.
Square Dance - Don't let the title fool you, its still a rap song. Em says this song overall is intended to help you forget stuff and let loose. A few pot shots at Cannabis pop up here.
The Kiss(skit) - A loose recreation of the events that led to Eminem's arrest.
Soldier - With all the negative press, lawsuits, and newfound fame coming at him, Em describes himself as someone who keeps moving along despite all the pressure around him.
Say Goodbye to Hollywood - This seems to be Em saying that after all the things that have happened to him, he can't be carefree anymore.
Drips - A tale about how Obie Trice hooked up with a fictional girlfriend of Eminem, and wound up getting some kind of STD. Basically, this song is a graphic picture about the dangers of unprotected sex.
Without Me - The traditional, catchy, leadoff single with the Slim Shady persona in full force.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Eminem Show" 3rd times a charm! May 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I have found "The Eminem Show" (Eminem's 3rd full length solo CD release for interscope records) to be honest, intelligent, frightening, and important.
Eminem keeps it real, and I love him for it!
The CD's content is much more personal this time around, a
logical next step in profit Shady's evolution.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolving May 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I have been with Eminem from the start, well, atleast the start of his professional recording career. I love his music. I think he is brilliant...yes, I said brilliant. I'm a girl, and he doesn't offend me at all. I think he is very is insightful and sensitive. He sees the world differently and I love that.
This CD, in my opinion, is his best to date. He is growing as an artist. He hasn't lost his edge, but he has matured. Every song here is a keeper.
If everyone would stop looking for controversy, they would hear great music.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you hate Eminem, skip this review June 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
All Eminem haters stop reading now and I'll see you on my next review.
Welcome home, Em. He's been gone for a while. "No he hasn't", you say, "he's released the Marshall Mathers LP in 2000 and the D-12 album last year" (don't admit that you actually bought that D-12 album, by the way). But true underground heads know that he took a vacation from the streets and started kicking some Generation-X, MTV-ready raps for all of America to eat up and/or criticize. But just like Jay-Z did with The Blueprint and Nas did with Stillmatic, Eminem brings it back to the streets with his third album, The Eminem Show. There's not one commercial, radio-friendly song on this album (except for "Without Me", which is the weakest track on here compared to the rest of the songs). Forget the title to the first single off his second album, THIS is the Real Slim Shady.
If you think he has totally ditched his style (shock value lyrics, dissing your favorite artists for no reason), you're wrong, as evidenced on "Without Me"'s third verse when he disses an *NSYNC member and Moby. The beef continues on "Say What You Say" when guest Dr. Dre takes shots at a certain producer in Atlanta: "I'm a giant...when I see you I'ma step on you and not even know it/You midget/...Over eighty million records sold/And I ain't have to do it with 10- or 11-year-olds." Timbaland also puts his two cents in as well at the end of the track. Unfortunately, we heard all this dissing before (The Roots vs. Nas, Nas vs. Jay-Z, Jay-Z vs. anybody who ain't him) so you're left with a "Who cares?" feeling. Therefore, the diss records (with artists) thankfully stop there.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars eminem's best November 24, 2002
By kris
Format:Audio CD
To be honest, before this album I had liked some of Eminem's songs but I never thought of him as an amazing artist. He was and still is an mult-talented rapper, and he had witty lyrics but his albums were made up of the songs sounded the same and not many stood out due to a lack of stand-out beats and lyrics that were conceptually repetitve. However on this album has gotten much more personal, switched up the format and type or rapping on each song, created great hooks and finally beats that are just as predominant as him. So heres the breakdown of ths songs, skipping the skits:
White America: the pounding beats and Eminem's agressive tone match each other perfectly in this song with self-confessing lyrics about Eminem's rise that are not only shocking in what they say but because that Eminem is willing to admit them. From this song you know Eminem is much more focused on his rise to fame and the media's potray of him rather then jabs at his targeets. 8.5/10
Business-a good bouncy track with a great beat with eminem talking bout the rap game. 8.5/10
Cleaning out my Closet- one of the most personal tracks on the album about eminem's darkest issues, but mainly his mother. Rather than make jokes about her, the track is of grim seriousness and emotion. 8.5/10
Square Dance- this is a good song even though its got a strange chrous. A pretty good beat and some political raps. 8/10
Say Goodbye to Hollywood: another track with personal lyrics mixed with an desperationa and vunerability in eminem's voice. A good beat too. 8.5/10
Drips: this one of the lesser tracks on the album. Not really worthy of mention. An ok beat, but predicatable unorignal lyrics bout STDs and sex. 7/10
Without Me:the first single.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Pinnacle of Eminem's Rap Appeal to Pop Listeners
Eminem can be downright offensive and filthy, at least at first listen. His first couple albums were pretty harsh and unapologetic but they were masterful in many ways. Read more
Published 5 days ago by C. Schroeder
3.0 out of 5 stars Solid cd!
I'm a really big rap fan. I like eminem but he's not one of my favorites. However this is a pretty solid cd! If you like rap or eminem I recommend getting it.
Published 17 days ago by Jordan Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars hardcore
Great Album, Great Album, Great Album. I roll down the windows and blast this to show everyone that I'm hardcore.
Published 19 days ago by Serena Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Eminem Album
This album was made at the first peak of Eminem's career before things went south for him for a while. Read more
Published 1 month ago by KupoKev
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Published 1 month ago by Jesus Acosta
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Em
Love damn near all of his albums. This one is no different. If you are looking for a great album you can't go wrong with The Eminem Show.
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, but...
Amazon, you really need to get your act together when shipping CDs. I ordered this album and three others, and when they arrived, the cases on two out of the four (including this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars This guy is probably the best rapper of this generation and maybe last...
Literally no other rapper is capable of the intricate wordplay present on every track on this CD. The only other rapper I can think of whose lyrics are comparable in wordplay and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andy C
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love all of Eminem's albums. This is by far my favorite. Good prices and fast shipping. Amazon makes life so much easier.
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Lee Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent musician
I really really like this album and would recommend it to my friends. If you don't like rap listen to this album and it just might change your mind.
Published 1 month ago by Brett
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