Upon writing the names Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Xzibit in a single sentence, I was struck with an overwhelming bittersweet sadness. During the time when The Marshall Mathers LP dropped, it wasn't uncommon to see Eminem sharing the mic with established rappers, and "Bitch Please 2" was the pinnacle of The Aftermath empire, picking up where Dre left off on 2001. Everything about "Bitch Please 2" is classic, from Nate Dogg's phenomenal chorus, to the haunting beat, to Eminem's razor sharp final word. It's almost impossible to fathom that this is the same man who went on to make "Walk On Water," airing out all of his insecurities for the world to see.
As we know, Revival has leaked, and fans, Stans, and haters alike are delivering myriad different opinions. As it stands, the reviews are mixed, with consensuses lying at polar opposite ends of the spectrum. Yet perhaps the biggest tragedy is that we'll never have another "Bitch Please 2." Nate Dogg has passed away, Xzibit and Dr. Dre have all-but-retired, and Snoop hasn't collaborated with Eminem in over a decade. So if it's been a minute, give this one a spin for old time's sake.
I just want you all to notice me and people to see
That somewhere deep down there's a decent human bein' in me
It just can't be found so the reason you've been seein' this me
Is ‘cause this is me now, the recent dude who's bein' this mean