Jun 15, 2011The pair spew acid-tongued battle raps that shout down celebrities (Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber join the hit list with obsessive conviction, but the Bruno Mars-produced pop nugget ''Lighters'' makes the rest of Hell: The Sequel's dark leanings more fulfilling.
Jun 14, 2011Throughout his career, Mr. Mathers has given props to his Detroit hip-hop clan and spoken of his interactions, but his discography has been somewhat light on examples. Past the Mars cut, Hell: The Sequel helps right that wrong, providing the welcome sound of Shady meets the streets.
Jan 5, 2012This was the only real American rap album of 2011 successful enough to reach the UK at least. the worlds biggest rappers; Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake etc. did all release albums during this year, but none were 'proper' rap albums. Jay and Kanye used so many samples it became annoying quickly. Lil Wayne recycles lyrics and relies on that unique voice of his to sound good, and Drake never has been a solid rapper. Eminem and Royce da 5'9 show the world rap music isn't dead on this by delivering endless hard lyrics and killer punchlines. they also do it over - in comparison to Jay and Kanye at least - simple beats that allow there flow to become the focus of the record. Also what is impressing for me to see, is Royce holding his own on the record throughout all the songs with Eminem, a man who made a living out of jumping on other peoples songs and murdering them. this album is about two rappers, rapping.… Expand
Aug 23, 2011Great album. Has a few songs that you'll love to keep repeating, but you've got a few that you'll want to avoid which makes me think of his old album Encore.
Nether the less it's still a great album and it doesn't sound like Eminem kills Royce on track, they're both evenly skilled rappers which makes this 9/10.… Expand
Dec 26, 2012Eminem is undoubtably back. Hell: The Sequel is his best work since The Eminem Show back in 2002. The EP is very good, both lyrically and in content. No longer is Eminem ranting and raging through every song (there are still a few, Above the Law and Echo for example) but he has finally seemed to put something into this album that has been lacking in his last 3: variety. There are serious introspective songs (Lighters, Take From Me), funny songs (A Kiss, Fast Lane), angry rants (Welcome 2 Hell, Above the Law) and the violent whore-bashing "The Reunion". Royce's rapping abilities are up there with some of the best in the game currently and he is one of the few rappers who is able to keep up with Em lyrically, even outperforming him in a few songs. There are a few weak tracks on the album (Lighters, Above the Law, Loud Noises) but apart from that, this is a very good EP. Standout tracks: Welcome 2 Hell, Fast Lane, I'm On Everything & Take From Me.… Expand
Jun 22, 2011Album is great, they are both genius' - Royce's Gun Harmonizing has not left my iPod since it first got on there and probably never will...
One flaw though, why the hell is Bruno Mars singing like a chick on that one song? I can't even listen to Lighters - it is a hook made for teenage girls with verses made for men - highly disturbing and obnoxious. I deleted it from my library after I head it. If you bump this song in your headphones or in your car - you are, in fact, a chick.… Expand
Aug 9, 2012Some songs are so unbelievably off-beat, I couldn't hear to that **** Other songs like the singles "Fast Lane" or "Lighters" are very good rapped and also the highlights of the album. The residual album is disappointing rubbish. A million of swear words and some songs, where they're only grumble about women or fans. Other songs don't have choruses, which are extremely important for me. Poor album.… Expand
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