Hey insanesee! Don't worry, someone (me) always reads new posts, even on age-old threads..
I only bring it up because you say you're really into hip-hop (full disclosure: it's a recent interest of mine).
I used to have a really high opinion of Eminem. I even thought Encore, while filled with double-plus lame subject matter, was an amazing showcase of his skill as a rapper. That being said, I don't think he has lived up to the legacy he created for himself. Relapse had, for me, almost zero redeming qualities. Recovery is harder to talk about because it was such a massive hit. I admit that it was a welcome breath of fresh air in his discography after two albums of stupid accents and dumber subjects, and occasionally his flow is scathing. But as a cohesive piece of art, it was really repetitive and somewhat lacking. I love the lack of skits, btw... But every single off that album was a ballad and none of them really had an identity. They were all *good* but not particularly distinguishable from each other.
What do you think?
Next we can talk about Hova