Our generation, and maybe every generation, seems to really enjoy reaching into the annals of nostalgia and recycling icons from our childhoods as a mode of placing each other in time. Oh, you were a Fraggle Rock kid? That was a little before my time, I was more of a Magic School Bus kinda of a tyke. I would have seriously considered selling my soul for a Baby G watch, and I listened to the Spice Girls, like, not ironically. Keds are perhaps the grand generational equalizer. Remember where you were the first time you heard The Slim Shady LP
? Oh you were in your car, like driving, like you had a license in 1999 Chill, I mean I definitely wasn't listening to the radio while trying to organize my Beanie Babies. Hold on, you were in your crib?
Yeah that's right, Eminem has gone from Parental Advisory to Baby's First Lullaby. Rockabye Baby
, who has released lullaby versions of Metallica, The Clash, Björk, and Kanye West, has just released their latest kid friendly masterpiece: Lullaby Renditions of Eminem
. The track list includes such kid friendly jams as "Stan" (the one about the obsessive homicidal fan), and "Love The Way You Lie" (you know, the one about domestic violence). "Kim" (the one that enacts the fantasy killing of his wife) didn't make the cut.
Unlike the awful lyrical bastardizations done by Kidz Bop, Rockabye Baby strips Eminem of his profanity by leaving out the words all together. It's a little bit of post-natal genius. All right baby, maybe you're not ready for all
of Eminem yet, but we can start soft.
Listen to the perfectly pleasant lullaby version of "Lose Yourself" below: