Saturday, 18 December 2010
TOP 10 ARTISTS OF 2010: #4 EMINEM
Don't call it a comeback but after hip-hops most revolutionary talent since LL relapsed it was time for a 'Recovery' and with that Eminem may have given us one of his best, most honest records to date. Em' also made everyone big new artists like B.O.B. and Drake more welcome on the charts with various feature spots that have been sorely missed over the years from him. Marshall Mathers finest moment was his redemptive return however. He swung big with his back against the wall on 'I'm Not Afraid'. He created a dark deep classic on an unlikely collaboration with Rihanna on 'Love The Way You Lie'. Plus with 'No Love' he even made a bizarre Hadaway sample work, once again hitting big with Lil' Wayne the only rapper that matches Em's individuality. It didn't stop there however as Em' turned a suspect Ozzy Osbourne samples into a song with great depth as he went through changes. From 'Cinderella Man' to 'Cold Wind Blow's' Em stepped up in the face of turbulent times and took off like in the video of his first single. Slim came out of the shade to put his dark demons behind him and light up the charts. TIM DAVID HARVEY.