So when Tech N9ne announced there would be an Eminem collab on his new album, Special Effects, you can imagine the hype that arose from this. But did it live up to it?
The song is called Speedom (WWC2) and is the newest addition in Tech's chopper series. If you haven't heard the song, you can play the clip below:
Hearing these three artists spit incredibly fast-paced lyrical verses over, in my opinion, good production is just absurd. The song starts and finishes with Tech N9ne rapping a typical Tech N9ne verse, with his unique flow. It is what you would expect from him which makes it no less impressive. We then hear a Krizz Kaliko verse which, to those who have never heard of him, will be a very pleasant surprise. Then, right in the middle, is the Eminem verse which is just insane. We definitely hear remnants of his 'Rap God' flow here. You can tell Tech N9ne gave a lot of respect to Eminem on this track, almost allowing him to be the star.
You know when you just feel like something is missing? That's how I feel when listening to this song. These two artists have been in the game for such a long time and have so much to talk about that I am disappointed they didn't do something a little bit more creative with the song. I feel, besides the lyrics, the strengths of Tech N9ne and Eminem lies in their story-telling abilities. Just listening to songs like 'Stan', 'Cleaning Out My Closet' by Eminem and 'This Ring', 'Fear' by Tech N9ne makes you feel that something truly special could have happened here. Also, putting this as part of the choppers series (which also includes World Wide Choppers 1, Midwest Choppers 1&2) seems like an odd decision.
Overall, I really do enjoy this song and it definitely takes a few listens and maybe a trip to RapGenius to catch everything they are saying. It's a great song but it could have been special.