Sunday, September 6, 2009

Eminem: New Album and Old Movie -- Reviews Blog Critics

Movie Review: 8 Mile
A road, a week, and a pivotal point in a rappers' life!
Review in Video — by Christine Lakatos — on Jun 14, 2009

Music Review: Eminem – Relapse
Eminem is back in the number one spot with a new album and new lifestyle!
Review in Music — by Christine Lakatos — on Jun 14, 2009

Over the past week, I took the time to watch Eminem's film, 8 Mile, and listen to his new CD, Relapse. I then posted my reviews on Blog Critics.


Eminem is back in the number one spot with a new album and new lifestyle!
Review in Music — by Christine Lakatos — on Jun 14, 2009
Eminem: New album, new lifestyle. Eminem’s Relapse released May 19, 2009 and was reported to have sold over 650,000 in its first week and is expected to set 2009 sales records. J!–Ent headlined on June 6th, “Eminem takes the #1 spot for the second straight week.” The Billboard currently places Relapse at #2, while it continues to hold Relapse at the #1 spot for “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums”.
A road, a week, and a pivotal point in a rappers' life!
Review in Video — by Christine Lakatos — on Jun 14, 2009
8 Mile is not about Eminem's rise to stardom in the rap world, it is a story about one week in his life back in 1995, when he lived on 8 Mile Road, the name of a road in Detroit that marks a figurative and literal boundary between the haves and have-nots. 8 Mile chronicles a week of Eminem's life with his friends, family, and his personal drama that draws you in and leaves you on the edge of your seat, wondering what is going to happen next. So much transpires in this one week, you could only speculate what could happen in a month or more.


On a final note, rap music is an interesting cultural phenomenon and has its share of controversy and critics, but it continues to grow in popularity. In fact both of my daughters have grown up with rap music and love Eminem, each holding their own perception of "rappers" and their significance.

In the words of my teenage daughter, Angelica,
“Rap music has been considered a disgrace by some people, mainly adults. But not all rap music is appalling and not all rappers rap about drugs and murder -- some tell a story like Eminem. If you look far beyond the surface and past the fowl language, you will find Eminem’s story about his mistakes and how they have affected others. He raps about his childhood, his addiction, and his daughter, all of which have altered him a great deal. Eminem is more than a rapper; he’s an author of his very own life story expressing it through song."






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