I attempted to include walkout videos whenever possible, but failing that, I included a You Tube clip of a performance of the song.
To get hypothetical, let’s acknowledge that Eminem is widely considered one of the greatest rappers the genre has ever seen, a highly skilled technician, and unpredictable comedian whose first two albums are only flawed in the moral sense.
Then let’s acknowledge that French Montana is not considered one of the greatest rappers.
The nature of fandom is hyperbolic, so the decreasing favor of Eminem’s subsequent releases and his uncompromising nature toward maturity or sensitivity or updating his jokes has made him a relatively easy target.
So when the offense taken by fans gets personal, suddenly a goofy, out-of-step novelty like “We Made You” is one of the worst songs they’ve ever heard.
Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and 2Pac, to the renaissance that took place on the East Coast during the middle of the decade, birthing supreme talent like Nas, Jay Z and the Notorious B. G., various trends, movements and even the sound has gave way to the evolution of hip-hop.
But one thing that remains constant are the emotion rap artists convey.
He won over every fan in the building before throwing a single blow.
If you don't think that's a big advantage in a fight, then you're crazy.
Whether it's the game's top spitters or the unknown artist paying their dues, the common link they share is expressing their thoughts, feelings or emotions on wax -- happiness, frustration or despair, to name a few.
One emotion that has been prevalent in hip-hop over the last 35 years has been anger.
The next class of song is "swagger." These pump-up songs all have pride-centered lyrics that build up confidence. This music is exactly what it sounds like; what you listen to before a fight.