Maybe you have to read the video and song as a great gesture of peace. Then the whole thing would at least have something comforting in these confused weeks. There was what used to be called beef in the not so good old days. A time, to put that in perspective, when the testosterone drumming between the east and west coasts of the USA was still in all seriousness referred to as “war”. Very long ago. Also felt.
Anyway, Snoop had last, well, how do you say, underestimated Eminem? He doesn’t consider him, he said, one of the top ten rappers to date, which among the really, really, really, really stupid things hardcore stoner Snoop Doog has said in his career so far, really marched in the front line.
So you fought for a useless year. Then we were good together again, appeared together on the Superbowl halftime show and now a single together. It’s called “From the D 2 the LBC,” a reference to their hometowns of Detroit and Long Beach, California, and more of an Eminem song in style. Piano-borne, minor-heavy, synth strings. First line mumbled into the intro: “Yeah, it’s been a minute. This prolly shoulda happened a while ago.”
Problem: There is evidence that Nazi symbolism is hidden in the NFT art used
It’s also true: the last time the two were heard on a piece together was a good 20 years ago. “Bitch Please II” was said to be found on Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP”.
And one has to say: Possibly, putting aside the nice peace story, a few more years wouldn’t have been too bad. In any case, “From the D 2 the LBC” is unfortunately not much more than a series of stoner word games that are funny at the best moments (“Cause dope is addictive, just like they call it mari-ju-ana / Cause like marriage, you wanna marry Jane / It’s like you and Spider-Man feel the very same (Yeah)”). But there is a very colorful video in which the participants transform into the NFT monkeys of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and drift through the drug wonderland, very contaminated.
There may still be a problem: In art-loving circles, people are currently collecting Evidence that the Bored Ape Yacht Club employs Nazi, alt-right and other troll symbols and mechanisms in their NFT art. So let’s see how long peace reigns.