Seems like 2010 was the year of the posse cut. Kanye West served them best with his weekly G.O.O.D. Music tracks. But just in time to end the year off right, Eminem drops a previously unreleased track called “Syllables,” a slow-riding banger featuring Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent.
But don’t expect this to be a radio-friendly joint. “Syllables” blasts just that. “It is not about lyrics anymore. It’s about a hot beat and a catchy hook,” Em says before going into his verse about having to “dumb down” today’s music for the kids who control the market. Jay and Dre both echo Em’s sentiment in equally acid-tongued fashion.
The vets brilliantly make fun of today’s hook-driven rap landscape on the song’s intentionally mind-numbingly simple “hook.” “Shorty I love you/And you love me too/We were meant to be ’cause shorty you love me/And I love you too/And I promise I’ll be true to you.”
Check it out below:
Eminem featuring Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent – Syllables [click here to listen]