I recently spent some time revisiting 50 Cent and Eminem's creative partnership, which seemed to fizzle out around the same time Em dropped Recovery. During their peak, the duo were a force to be reckoned with, emboldening one another with a sense of unconditional loyalty. While plenty of gems emerged as a result, The Massacre's "GATman & Robbin" seemed the perfect encapsulation to their dynamic. 50 plays the Batman to Em's Robin, a physically imposing man of few words, liable to take action at the slightest sign of disrespect. That's not to say Robbin's a pushover; perhaps a little goofier, he can still throw down if the situation calls for it.
Over a simmering beat from Eminem that elevates the classic Batman theme song into banger territory, 50 and Em exchange similar sing-song flows. Despite dropping after the olive-branch extending "Like Toy Soliders," "GATman & Robbin" found Em airing out his enemies, issuing a final warning to the likes of Ja Rule and Benzino. A classic song, from an excellent sophomore project. If you're feeling this, check out our new Em & 50 centered playlist after the jump.
It's almost like we're kinda like Siamese twins
'Cause when we beef we pull each other into the bullshit
Like we're conjoined at the hip, it's just unavoidable
Some of the shit is squashable; some shit'll never boil over
Some of it will just simmer at best if left alone
But let it be known there will be no sitdowns
With no Daves and 'Zinos, there will be no peace discussions with me
There ain't gonna be no friendly debates over crumpets and tea