Watch Eminem, Yelawolf, and Slaughterhouse’s Incredible SHADY CXVPHER [VIDEO]
There's rappin' and then there's RAPPIN'. If the capital letters didn't clue you in the latter requires that one be an upper echelon MC: clever, dramatic, humorous, and charismatic -- all at once. Eminem, Yelawolf, and Slaughterhouse remind the world that some of the best bar-for-bar rappers around call Shady Records home in this nearly 19-minute video.
The clip serves to promote Shady Record's 15th anniversary compilation as director Syndrome spotlights each rapper in his own home town and element: Crooked I in a Long Beach, body shop, Jersey City native Joe Budden on a bridge, Brooklyn's own Joell Ortiz on a BK promenade, Yelawolf outside of a rusty shack in Alabama and finally Royce 5'9" and Eminem in a dilapidated theater symbolic of their roots and the Motor City's urban blight.
Each of the MCs gives some great a cappella verse but of course the best is saved for last as Em spits a rhyme full of awe inspiring and (cringe-worthy) raps as only he could. Watch the clip above and think twice before you ever consider stepping in a cypher with these guys.