Okay so, let’s just take a second to really prepare ourselves. Me, for what I’m about to write and you, for what you’re about to read. As of June 24th, 2022 Eminem and Snoop Dogg graced us all with a music video to their home honoring collaboration. From The D 2 The LBC is a song that’s got hella good bars and flow… but that’s not why we’re here (yet). We’re here to talk about the screenshots below.
Micro-Rant and Praise:
Alright, so this is where we are? Using NFTs in music videos? Music videos, mind you, that are by the most profitable artists of this century. And what? Are we supposed to laugh, smile, cringe? I- you know what? It’s fine. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that the overall use of that monkey in this music video isn’t creative and fun. There’s such a level of impeccable animation and varying art styles mixed with live action that it’s just nice to watch. There’s an amazing comic book aesthetic throughout that makes this dynamic and interesting. Fun Fact: Eminem was very skilled as a kid and teen in illustration. He really liked drawing Spider-Man.
With that, I think it’s time to move onto the actual meat and potatoes.
The Actual Song:
It seems like it’d be a bit pointless to say that Eminem’s flow is amazing and the bars are immaculate. What is worth noting, however, is Snoop Dogg’s verse. The California native brings a speed to his raps that is far too rare for him. Normally, Snoop is the kind of rapper to be chill in the studio. While others like Eminem or Logic are going as fast as humanly possible. This effort from Snoop Dogg is commendable and pays off ‘cause he’s matching his partner’s pace. It works incredibly well and you can tell everything, from the lyrics to the production was bringing their A-Game.