I’ve already deemed Bad Guy and Legacy as my two favorite songs off of Eminem’s new album MMLP2, but that was before I got a chance to listen to the five additional ‘deluxe edition’ songs that recently leaked. Given Eminem’s history, I knew at least one of these bonus tracks would posses some extraordinary qualities, but I wasn’t expecting anything this groundbreaking. Eminem has unquestionably gone through a lot of shit in his life. Everything from a depressing adolescence to a debilitating drug addiction, and he continues to avidly push the prospect that these painful trials can always be utilized to forge a brighter and better future. For Beautiful Pain he employs “fire” and all it’s symbolism, metaphors, and analogies to successfully bolster his verses with greater emotional destiny and overall profundity. Additionally, this song is perfectly tied together with the help of Sia’s absolutely flawless contribution, which is tremendously mesmerizing and has a gorgeously haunting aura that plays in perfectly with the song’s encompassing theme. I personally feel she exceeded every chorus Skylar Grey has ever done for Mr. Mathers. In short, I fuckin’ love this song and it’s officially my favorite track off of The Marshall Mathers LP 2. You’ll be seeing it on my list of the top 10 hip-hop songs of 2013.
"It’s like they murdered your ass, and threw dirt on your casket, but you returned from the ashes, and that hurt that you have, you just convert it to gasoline, and while you’re burning the past, stand in that inferno and chant…"