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Iman and Hel Do SNL: Eminem

Eminem: Still dissing the Kardashians

Is this it?  It may well be.  After years of braving the atrocity of SNL I have put it on the line this week.  If I don’t get some sort of pleasure from tonight’s show or musical offering I’m quitting it.  Watching SNL is like visiting a hospice once  a week and the damn patient just wont die.  I am embarrassed at how bad the show is and I have hated nearly every musical guest.

This week we have the return of Eminem.  Older and less in touch then his contemporaries he is getting a warm welcome from a crowd into nostalgia- but honestly can the real Slim Shady save SNL?

Iman writes:

Helen will have her revenge on Iman after I left her to write up SNL alone for the last two years but what the hell, I know my Slim Shady and then some. At 41 years of age, Eminem still looks as though he has wandered off the set of Children Of The Corn and his latest album, which I’ve listened to three times now, is both dated and ageless at the same time. Same old Marshall, same old celebrity violence and same old rhymes and rush. And none better than the terrific “Berzerk”, which is nearly perfectly awesome nothing new.

I’ve said this is the same old Marshall and it is but not the same old Up In Smoke of 2000 where he stunk up the Meadowlands, but the same old Shady from 10 years later than that at Yankee Stadium in 2010, where he did what Justin couldn’t, kicked Jay-Z’s butt. Using a loop (and then looking around at surprise when his voice comes to him) and backed by a full rock band and a DJ, Eminem gets all of this really terrific and yet really dated song. It’s a bravado, confident performance and yes, folks, he is better at 41 than at 27 so, yeah, Eminem did himself proud.

As for Helen, she is off duty till November 16th when  Lady Gaga is SNLs guest for the night.

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