- Published on Thursday, December 20 2012
- Written by Katie Marzullo
Hey you guys, remember when Eminem was fun? You know, back in his “Real Slim Shady”/”Without Me” days, before he fell victim (as too many do) to addiction and rehab and dark, intense tracks like “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie”? Don’t get me wrong, New Serious Eminem is still amazing (4 Grammys in the last 2 years attests to that), but for my taste, Em is at his best when he’s subversive. Leave it to his protégé Skylar Grey to coax that side of him out again.
Skylar’s second studio album (her first under her current stage name), Don’t Look Down, is set to drop in the Spring, and it has critics and listeners alike buzzing, anxious to see this artist, who heretofore has been best known for supporting OTHER artists – get her shot in the spotlight. Produced by Eminem (and also Alex da Kid), the first single off the album, “C’mon Let Me Ride”, has just been released, and it’s certainly a long way from “Love The Way You Lie” and “I Need a Doctor”.
In the music video, Skylar takes her tongue-and-cheekness to the deep south, where she attempts to prove that her rough-and-tumble style is way more appealing than the overly made-up and plastic surguried beauty queens (are there many of those in the middle of the Ozarks?). Eminem is along for the ride, spitting his clever rhymes and busting out his Pee-wee Herman voice. Oh, Slim, how we’ve missed you.
Check out “C’mon Let Me Ride” below (warning: here be some NSFW language):
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor