SONG OF THE DAY – “THE MONSTER” by Eminem, featuring Rihanna

December 11, 2013

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Today I am posting a song that I just can’t get out of my head. My son originally introduced me to this song … literally, on the day it was released! He is a huge Eminem fan and a fan of rap music in general. If you like rap music, I am certain you are already familiar with it; if you don’t, you may still be familiar as it hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

I also like a fair amount of rap music and I have been a fan of Eminem for many years, since the song “Lose Yourself” and 8-Mile. I lived in Detroit (well, a suburb of Detroit) and have actually driven on 8-Mile Road hundreds of times. The movie was fascinating. I think Eminem is an interesting man – definitely brilliant and certainly dark and emotional. My biggest issue with most rap music is the language. Sometimes I just flinch through the whole song, so it does tend to limit the number of songs from that genre on my playlist; but, they do make for great workout music!

I’m a little obsessed with this song. Eminem is a great story-teller and this one is just a page right out of his life. I love his honesty and Rihanna’s voice is just spectacular, as usual. Her chorus is my favorite part of the song and the piece that I just can’t get out of my head. This is their 4th collaboration and obviously their musical chemistry is a good recipe for success.

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