A history of Eminem guest appearances, one chunk at a time.
We're back, compiling every Eminem feature throughout the course of his career. This week we tackle the years 2010 until 2013.
Eminem is one of the most prolific performers to ever get behind a mic, with his acute lyricism present in both polished studio tracks and off-the-cuff freestyles. While his talent to drop bars on a track is undeniable, Em's oft-referenced penchant for pill-popping left the rapper in a drugged-out haze that soon affected his rhymes. Fresh off of a 2007 methadone overdose that left Shady clinging to life on a bathroom floor, the rapper's subsequent stint in rehab led to a thus far unbroken and long-lasting sobriety starting April 20, 2008. Rather than hiding his substance abuse struggles behind a carefully-packaged marketing coverup, Em offered his fans complete transparency through the release of his studio albums: Relapse (2009), Recovery (2010) and The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013).
"I don’t know if I’m exposing myself, I’m kind of just coming clean and exhaling," Eminem said of his turn-of-a-new-decade comeback. Prior to the release of Relapse, Em hadn't put out a new record since Encore in 2004.
Over a decade since the release of his debut studio album in 1999, Eminem's journey into this new era showed a resurgence in the rapper's aggression, attention to detail, and lyrical acrobatics that affected both his flow and delivery. “I’m done explaining it, here’s my music. Here’s what it is. Get what you get from it. I didn’t get in this game to be a role model,” said the rapper regarding his marked return to his own brand of ultra-personal and darkly fantastical bars. Eminem's energetic return to crafting his own studio body of work applied to his ability to hop on another track as well, with the rapper racking up numerous features and guest spots during this four year block.
Some of his latest beat and lyricism madness was witnessed at this year's BET Awards where Eminem stepped back in the spotlight to deliver a chill-worthy cypher on his opinion of the U.S. President, Donald Trump.
“But we better give Obama props, ’cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze that’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust/And while the drama pops, and he waits for shit to quiet down/He’ll just gas his plane up and fly around until the bombing stops," Eminem rapped.
He's also featured on P!nk's brand new track "Revenge" after receiving a drunk email from the singer. As for news on his own album, that we're all kind of patiently waiting for, rumours have been stirring that a project may be dropping on November 17th.
We've made an effort to revisit each and every guest appearance Slim Shady has taken part in during his lengthy career.
This week: every Eminem guest appearance in the years 2010 to 2013.
This series will be ongoing, keep it locked on the site for the finale, aka the last four years' worth of Em features, next Monday.