"If the game shakes me or breaks me, I hope it makes me a better man."
Eminem - Infinite
When Eminem first released his debut album Infinite back in 1996, it only sold 1,000 copies. It’s a mere 38 minutes long, but the lyrical potency throughout this classic work is astounding. Back when Eminem was younger with a hunger he was hands down one of the best lyricists in the game (easily top 5). He still is to a certain extent, but unfortunately now that he’s already recorded and produced quite a few hundred songs over the past two decades and that he’s been infinite-ly richer than most music artists for a while at this point, he’ll never be able to fully match the ungodly level of passion he used to boast. I have decently high hopes that his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will have some really dope songs on it, and will overall be a solid album; however, it will NEVER live up to the original Marshall Mathers LP. It will already have a pretty impossible time given that I would rate every song on the original LP higher than Eminem’s latest music video single Berzerk. Also, all of the songs he’s made within the last few years do not live up to what his song Infinite achieves, since he hasn’t made a perfect song in quite a while. He came pretty close a few times though. This song embodies the absolute best qualities of 90s hip-hop. This is when Eminem legitimately represented the realest hip-hop out there. You should also read a long with the LYRICS at least once. His rhymes are on another level…
“I’m Infinite, you heard of hell? Well I was sent from it. I went to it serving a sentence for murdering instruments. Now I’m trying to repent from it, but when I hear the beat, I’m tempted to make another attempt at it, I’m Infinite.”
"My thesis will smash a stereo to pieces. My a capella releases classic masterpieces through telekinesis. It eases you mentally, gently, sentimentally, instrumentally. With entity, dementedly meant to be Infinite."
My Song Rating: 10 out of 10
Marlon Wayans and Tupac Shakur in Above the Rim.