The New Classics

January 6, 2009

New Music: Eminem, Crack a Bottle [ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , — Greg @ 7:39 pm


Song: Crack a Bottle [ft. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent]
Artist: Eminem
Album: Relapse
Label: Shady / Interscope Records
Producer: Dr. Dre
Notes: First single from Relapse
Analysis: Eminem officially returns after a 5 year hiatus (aside from a few compilation albums), and he sounds…meh. That’s not to take away from my excitement for his return, because I have extremely high hopes for Relapse, after the pile of trash that Encore was. But after five years, shouldn’t he seem hungrier than this? His verse on this track is – I hate to say it because I’ve never used this word to describe an Eminem song – almost boring. But, there’s the catchy hook and the Dr. Dre produced circusy beat that both work for me. And it isn’t nearly as annoying as ‘The Real Slim Shady’, which is always good. Dre & 50 Cent also provide verses that aren’t up to their own standards; 50 basically sings half of his and pretty much brings the song down singlehandedly. After ripping into it a bit, I realize that I might be overrating this song, but I am just happy to have Em back on the mic. Here’s hoping the rest of the new material just gets better.
Rating: 7.5
Source: Nah Right



  1. […] get a woman’s attention, and spending lots of money at the club, is not. But compared to his former boss’ new song, Trice takes the win with this fist-pumping, head-nodding party song. His post-Shady career is […]

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  2. I can tell that this is not the first time at all that you write about the topic. Why have you decided to write about it again?

    Comment by How to Get Six Pack Fast — April 15, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

  3. what?

    Comment by gM — April 15, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

  4. […] of the staleness of ‘We Made You‘, and the mediocrity of ‘Crack a Bottle‘, people’s expectations of Relapse were progressively lowered before the album came out […]

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