Eminem’s Recovery hits stores today, and some are saying that Em’s latest album couldn’t have come soon enough—it’s quite possible, paired with Drake’s Thank Me Later sales from last week, that the LP might finally help boost CD sales out of its slump. That remains to be seen (it’s going to take more than rabid Drizzy and Eminem fans to save the music industry), although it’s pretty much a given that Em will be honored with a sixth album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
Recovery‘s deluxe edition comes with two bonus tracks, “Ridaz” and “Session One,” featuring Slaughterhouse. Are they worth dropping some extra cash? Hear ‘em below![wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Ridaz.mp3" text="Eminem - Ridaz" dl="0"]
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This track, produced by longtime Em collaborator Dr. Dre, features DJ scratches and a bluesy electric guitar strumming on the hook. Slim Shady makes an appearance on the industrial-sounding tune. It’s classic angry Em.
The crowd roars over this rock-infused track, produced by Just Blaze, and it’s definitely a punch to the gut, with each member of Slaugherhouse dropping their own powerful verse. Even Kanye West makes a cameo—but only by being name-dropped by Eminem: “Who’s your favorite pain the in the ass, who claims to be spitting the same flames as me, I’m Kanye when he crashed.”
Are you picking up Recovery today? If so, join us, Joel McHale and Eminem in slamming back some excitement!