We came to monopolize the game, Illuminati is here
Via Rap Radar, it’s the first collaboration from Eminem, Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf — his new Shady Records stable — and it lives up to virtually any amount of hype you may have given it. Over a beat with some head-nod drums, slow burn guitar, and danger zone keys from Will Power, K.P., and Em himself, everyone goes off, giving hip-hop its first “Who won?” moment of 2011.
For what it’s worth, I think the order’s Joell, Em, Yela, Budden, Royce, Crooked. And I would call Crook’s verse very good, though he doesn’t quite find the beat until about five bars in. So yes, this is probably one of the best rappity-rap rappin’-ass rapping (c) Info performances of the year. Will it be a classic? No; it’s not a great song. But as a rap clinic and a bet that Eminem fans will respect the Shady 2.0 squad’s lyricism, it’s admirable.
Download the “2.0 Boys” MP3 at Mediafire or Hulkshare. The “2.0 Boys” lyrics are after the jump, and while I am very good at this, I’m sure I missed things, so I welcome corrections in the comments. Continue reading