The Marshall Mathers LPEminem
This album is one that I have grown up with before and it remains one of the best rap albums out there. To start, in terms of instrumentation, they are beautifully crafted by Dre. Whether it is the infamous The Real Slim Shady or Criminal or any inbetween they are always enjoyable. In terms of rapping, Eminem delivers unique candence and flow throughout every track, with all of them sounding perfectly tailored for every track, such as the I sit back/ with this pack etc etc. His delivery is aggressive whether it is the way I am or Kim, you can feel the rage behind this album constantly and may even rally behind it. Subject matter and theming was unique for the time focusing on censorship and the media in reaction to his music on songs like drug ballad, who knew and marshall mathers. It also has the idea of fandom and standom in Stan showing the deep and various ideas this album contributed to the rap scene. I will conclude this with features, they do not miss, Dido adds a necessary chorus to complete Stan, sticky fingaz delivers a verse that arguably outclasses Eminem on Remember Me? and Snoop Dogg delivers his clean flow on Bitch Please II.