Eminem, the prince of pissed, usually has something melancholic/angry to say. Some might even say it's his shtick. On his latest track, a rumination on the death of his collaborator and friend Proof, it's more of the same. "Difficult" appeared on Spin yesterday and although depressing, it's nice to know Em intends to continue being part of the rap conversation more than every four years (and with more feeling, and less drugs).
Recovery is out now. It's pretty great, despite the wide variety of Michael J. Fox jokes. -joe puglisi