He has dabbled with almost every genre of music possible, yet Eminem has mostly strayed away from country and blues. However, Jamie N Common’s dark style, reminiscent of Johnny Cash, opened that door for Shady which he walked straight through to produce one of the highlights from the MMLPII, “Desperation”.
One of the five bonus tracks off the deluxe version of Em’s latest chart-topper, “Desperation” may arguably provide the most unexpected sound from the album. However surprising “Desperation” may be, the combination of Shady’s relentless hip-hop flow and Jamie N Commons raspy, blues chorus provides one of the best mashups of styles in many years. While critics have mentioned that Eminem is running out of things to say, “Desperation” shows that he is still willing to expand his reach.
Listen to “Desperation” below.