Flashback Friday: Eminem and Slaughterhouse

I’m in the mood for some lyricism this fine Friday. Let’s turn back the clock 10 years and see if the hits from yesteryear still hold up.


Eminem, Relapse (2009)

My, how public opinion has changed on this one. Relapse was a big deal back in 09 as it was Eminem’s return after laying low for nearly a half-decade. Opinions at the time were REALLY mixed on this album but it seems to be embraced much more strongly today – maybe because it’s one of the last albums that felt like classic crazy Em. Still, it’s a divisive release that has its strong spots.

Also check out:

“Bagpipes from Baghdad”

“Medicine Ball”



Slaughterhouse (2009)

I never thought this album would see the light of day. I mean, how often do we hear artists brag about dream collabo that never materialize, like the Kendrick Lamar/J. Cole project, or the DJ Premier/Nas album or a billion others? Well, in 2009, Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9″ lived up to their word to drop their first of two full-length projects. And with four lyrical titans on board, the project was an easy win.

Also check out:


“Salute,” featuring Pharoahe Monch

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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