While Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have their own legal headaches at the moment, the third member of the Aftermath trinity in Eminem is looking at an inevitable payout over an uncleared sample from his 2013 hit, “Rap God.”
Since the start of his long and successful career, Eminem has attracted attention for his controversial and sometimes homophobic lyrics. With the release of the “Rap God” single, Slim Shady finds himself explaining once more why homophobia plays such a large role in his musical output.
Eminem followed up his Saturday Night Live performance with an appearance at the first annual YouTube Music Awards. There, he gave a live rendition of “Rap God” from The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Perhaps Eminem‘s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will live up to is title after all, because the music has already incited an uproar like its predecessor. New York Daily News reports that a few openly gay musicians aren’t too keen on the rapper’s wording choices on “Rap God.”
To those saying Eminem has lost a step or two on the microphone, we suggest that you listen to his new release “Rap God.” Yes, that’s the title of his latest The Marshall Mathers LP 2 release, and as brash as it may be, the superstar backs up his claims.