Do you think he reached most of them? http://green-label.com/sound/10-things-were-excited-to-hear-from-eminem-shadyxv-album/s/rap-god-flow/
1. Rap God Flow
Eminem recently earned himself a Guinness World Record for his 2013 single “Rap God.” He was presented with this accolade for having the most words in one song, 1,560 words in six minutes and four seconds, to be precise. On ShadyXV, we’d like to see a continuation of Em’s “Rap God” flow, or even see him surpass it. Is that even possible?
2. Contemporary Features
Eminem has never been one to cram his album full of guest features, although it’s difficult to picture such a task being tricky. After all, who wouldn’t want to be featured on a Slim Shady project? That's why were super excited to hear this track called "Detroit Vs. Everybody," which features new school rappers Big Sean, Danny Brown, and DeJ Loaf. Props to Em for keeping up with the times.
3. Unheard Dr. Dre Production
Eminem and Dr. Dre’s chemistry in the studio is perpetual. Some of the most recognizable material in not just hip-hop, but also music history, has been crafted by the duo in the lab. Dr. Dre has been a staple on Eminem’s projects for the majority of his career, and a continuation of this tradition on ShadyXV will tick the box nicely for Shady romanticists. Since a few tracks have unidentified producers, we're praying Em and Dre are trying to pull a fast one on us. ShadyXV would be an ideal and fitting platform for Dre to showcase some new material, too, considering we don’t get to hear the talents of the great Doctor as much as we’d like.
Despite the mainstream success of both their debut and sophomore projects, both being certified double platinum, D12 found themselves drifting into hip-hop’s shadows. Although a third album is said to be in the works, we’ve yet to hear new material from The Dirty Dozen. Even though a brand new D12 track doesn't look too likely to appear on ShadyXV based off the tracklist, at least we'll get "Purple Hills" on the greatest hit side of the album. A bit of nostalgia for the rap aficionados.
5. A Nod to the Battle Rap Culture
With the Eminem, Slaughterhouse and Shady Records-backed “Total Slaughter” event now in the rearview, battle rap fans are questioning what the next movements are for the aforementioned event, and what role, if any, Eminem might play in the sequel. Considering Em’s roots are entrenched in the battle rap culture, is it too much to envision a battle taking place on the album? Hints from battle-rappers Hollow Da Don and Dizaster of a potential battle with Em have been floating around the Internet since “Total Slaughter” took place on July 12 in New York.
6. A Shady Records Mega Single
The lyrical prowess of Shady Records was on showcase during their 2012 BET cypher,.Verbal acrobatics from Yelawolf, each member of Slaughterhouse, and finally Eminem sent a message to others in the industry. A facsimile of this on wax would be a hit with any Shady Records aficionado. The DJ Premier-produced "Y'all Ready Know" should definitely be a treat.
7. Glimpses of the Slim Shady of Old
Eminem has been able to create various characters on the mic, one of them being his alter ego, Slim Shady. Although fans have enjoyed Em’s growth as an emcee over the past decade, nods to the heckling and mocking Slim Shady of old is what many fanatics will be hoping for on his new release.
8. One Song That Chronicles Eminem’s Musical Journey
The history books have shown that intricate and detailed musical narratives are a stellar hit with Eminem’s core following. Mr. Mathers’s ability to piece together complex tales regarding life, music, and the bleak side of fame and fortune has been a major factor in his gargantuan success. After nearly two decades in the rap game, it’s time for some thorough reflection for the “Stan” artist. Such reflection could come in the form of a record that chronicles Eminem’s journey through music and life from his 1996 debut, Infinite, to his most recent 2013 release, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
9. Classic Features
Earlier we mentioned the inclusion of the contemporary feature on ShadyXV,"Detroit Vs. Everybody," but considering the album is a reflection on Shady Records’ 15-year tenure in hip-hop, such a compilation wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to the past. What better way to make this nod to yesteryear than with a timeless feature from one of Em’s peers? Enter "Vegas" — a Bad Meets Evil track that's sure to let everyone know why Royce da 5'9" is Em's greatest collaborator of all time. We're excited to hear the full version of that one.
10. A Subsequent World Tour
Eminem is notorious for favoring the one-off show to a string of dates on the road. Earlier this year, Em said the following about his current standpoint on touring, “I'm good how it is right now — just kind of doing shows when I can do them. As far as being on the road, I don't know how that works for me right now... I'm not saying I'll never do that again. I'm just saying right now, this is what works for me.” Despite Eminem’s seeming disillusion with touring, a perfect way to mark Shady Records’ 15-year anniversary would be to take one of hip-hop’s most prolific labels on the road for the whole world to witness live.
My bad if this was posted in the past.