Eminem Criticized For Rape Lyrics On Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ Album | Music News

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Eminem Criticized For Rape Lyrics On Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ Album | Music News

 

Recently, Dr. Dre released his first album – Compton – in sixteen years and, understandably, it has been receiving a lot of hype. There were many featured artists on Compton, including Slim Shady himself, Eminem. However, the controversial rapper was harshly criticized for a violently sexual lyric on the song “Medicine Man”. The lines in question were: “Ain’t no one safe from, non-believers there ain’t none / I even make the bitches I rape cum“.

 

This isn’t the first time that Eminem has made light of rape. Some of the lines from the song “Vegas” for example are: “So what’s it gon’ be? / Put that shit away Iggy. You don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me / Scream! I love it”. Are they just metaphors for something different, a joke, or are they meant to be taken seriously? Either way, they have the potential to harm others, especially survivors of rape, so it’s good that he was called out on it.

 

#Peace.Love.Eminem

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Shanade McConney

Shanade McConney

A keen writer with a BA in Creative Writing and a strong passion for rock and electronic, Shanade is eager to combine writing with her love for music. In 2004, she attended Reading Festival (affectionately dubbed 'Reading Rock' as a teen) and has been a fan of live shows ever since. Music inspires her, whether it's writing about it or listening to it as she writes.
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