Back when Darrell General was winning races and before 9/11, a young kid named Marshal Mathers from a poor suburb outside of Detroit, was arising from a dysfunctional and poverty ridden environment and converting some of his misunderstood self to genius-like lyrics. He was angry/brash and brilliant. He converted his name to EMINEM and became lost in fame and fortune. Like many of his ilk, he lost his way and some of his fortune and all thought he was one of the many famous entertainers that lose their fortune to irresponsible and downtrodden behavior.
Alas, 10 or so years later EMINEM has re-emerged with some of his old venom. I love the way you lie provides some of his old passion and intelligence but lacks the outright brutality of some of his old work. He has learned to age with some grace without losing the edge that made him appealing in the first place.
Congrats to EMINEM for doing what many cannot.
Jake, there is hope for you too:)
sorry for the digression but it is what it is