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Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Map Pack Dated For PS3


Vacant

Sigh. Another Map Pack for Modern Warfare 2. Aww, who am I kidding, I’m going to be on it 24/7 the day it releases. Might have to cancel my tickets to Puerto Rico to even get more hours in on it. The second Map Pack includes three new maps (Carnival, Fuel, and Trailer Park) and two classic maps (Vacant and Strike) for another whopping $15. Apparently, Carnival alone is worth that much. Be ready to make that purchase July 6. Also, be sure to check here shortly after release for my review on these maps.
Trailer Park

Strike

Fuel

Carnival
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Review for Eminem’s Recovery

Recovery is the most emotionally driven album that Eminem has recorded since The Eminem Show back in 2002. His last album, Relapse was a disappointment for many of his hardcore fans like me, with an annoying accent and pointless and forgettable songs, it was just another one of those “rap albums”

Recovery is all work, no play and in this case, Eminem is no dull boy. There are little to no comedy tracks and absolutely no skits. He hits back hard, telling all his fans and competing rappers that he is back to take his throne back as the greatest rapper alive.

The first track is Cold Wind Blows and it starts off with a really eerie and catchy introduction. The song has humor in it.

“You can get the d**k, just call me the ballsac, I’m nuts
Michael Vick in this b***h, fall back you mutts
F**k your worms, you never seen such a sick puppy
F**k it a sick duck, I’m on my duck sick mummy
And my nuts, lick, gobble ’em up trick, yummy
B**ch you don’t f**king think that I know that you suck d**k dummy?”

He has a bit of a zombie-robot accent going on during the hook, it’s not annoying, but the slight british accent in the verse can be annoying to those who hated Relapse. It is one of the few songs on this album that you won’t mention to your friends.

Talkin’ 2 Myself starts off with Eminem thanking his friends, family and fans for staying true to him while he got his life together. Kobe’s sample starts off from then and then Em comes with his verse. This is a song about Eminem being a lonely, and I can surely relate to this. He was so upset with being unable to write a rhyme, he almost dissed Lil’ Wayne and Kanye West until he realized that that would have been dumb and could have possibly ruined his career.

“I almost made a song dissin Lil Wayne
It’s like I was jealous of him cause the attention he was gettin’
I felt horrible about myself
He was spittin and I wasn’t
Anyone who was buzzin back then coulda got it
Almost went at Kanye too
God it feels like I’m goin’ psychotic
Thank god that I didn’t do it
I would of had my ass handed to me
And I knew it but proof wasn’t here to see me through it
I’m in the booth poppin another pill tryna talk myself into it
Are you stupid? You gon’ start dissin people for no reason?”

The next track on the album, On Fire starts off with Eminem talking about critics and journalists. Once he started the verse with “Yesterday my dog died” I honestly knew that this album would be hot. The song lives up to his name and with a funny hook.

“I’m so f**king sick, I got ambulances pulling me over and s**t”

The beat for this song is really dark, with the church humming and drums, you could mistake this song for a death song if you only heard the instrumental.

Won’t Back Down is a song featuring P!nk and with the guitars and loud voice, this is the most entertaining song on the album. He pulls off many nostalgic lines that go all the way back to his Marshall Mathers LP skills.

B***h you listening tryna’ turn me down
S**t I’m talking to you, turn me back up
Are you insane tryna talk over me in the car
Shut the f**k up while my sh-ts playin’
I’ma sh-t stain on the underwear of life
Whats the saying? where there’s thunder there’s lightning
And they say that it never strikes twice in the same place
Then how the f**k have I been hit six times
In three different locations
On four separate ocassions?

After listening to it a few times, you start to wonder why P!nk is even on this track. Everytime I listen to it, I feel like she’s just there for stardom and had no other real participation with the track in any sort of way. You realize after a while that she’s just “there”.

W.T.P. (White Trash Party) is my least favorite track on this album, hands down. It’s such a weak, played old club song. I suppose this is strictly for the white fans, but this reminds me of Encore.

Going Through Changes is this album’s Deja Vu, but better. It features Changes, a classic Black Sabbath song. It talks about how he handled Proof’s death and his overdose with the pills and how he realized that he couldn’t leave Hailie alone. He also admitted the obvious in the last verse, that he is still in love with Kim. This is the part where the song starts to feel like Mockingbird. Even though this song feels like older songs, there is no denying that it is one of the most heartfelt on the album.

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Not Afraid is the first single off the album and has gotten high critical reception. From the start of the song, to the very end of it, you will love this song and likely put it on repeat on your iPod. It’s that good. The chorus reminds me of High School Musical, but it’s completely necessary. The video was filmed in my hometown, Newark, NJ and I screamed like a little girl when I saw Eminem. Eminem realized that Relapse was a disaster in this song and was man enough to admit it. That’s more than enough proof that he would give it his all on this album.

“And to the fans, I’ll never let you down again, I’m back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let’s be honest, that last Relapse CD was “ehhhh”
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground”

At first,you will have no idea what Seduction is about, and quick frankly, you probably won’t give a damn. It’s a good song. There’s some mysterious guy on the track doing some singing and I’m interested to find out who he is.

“Seduction, seduce
Ain’t nobody who’s as good at what I do
Cause one minute she loves you, the next she don’t
She’s been stolen from you”

The chorus, oddly, reminds of Spend Some Time off of Encore. Seduction is a nice calm song, about Eminem playing the role of a man taking another rapper’s woman. This woman fell in love with him for his rapping skills.

“She says it’s quicker to count the things that ain’t wrong with you
Than to count the things that are
There’s a seven disc, CD changer in her car
And I’m in every single slot, and you’re not, awww
I’m the logo on that Dallas Cowboy helmet, a star”

“Well I got news for ya homie, you’re losing her
Oh wait she don’t like when I spit it fast
Am I tryna show how, let me slow it down some
It’s still gonna be a blowout
You’re gonna wanna throw out your whole album”

A Lil’ Wayne and Eminem collab songs is one of the most demanded collaborations in rap music today. They’ve been together on Forever, and even though Eminem was proven to have the best verse on that, some fans wanted more. Lil’ Wayne had already wanted to do a song with Eminem. Eminem refused (probably because he wanted to diss him at the time), but he gave in and appeared on Rebirth and killed Wayne there too.

No Love is about hip-hop being unfair to the two. It’s about being lonely and sad, and there’s no sympathy for the rappers. Instead, they are called names and they feel used. That they are not humans, just rappers.

“It’s a little too late to say that you’re sorry now
You kicked me when I was down
F**k what you say, just (don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more)
That’s right bitch: and I don’t need you, don’t want to see you
B***h you get (no love)
You show me nothing but hate
You ran me into the ground
But what comes around goes around
I don’t need you (don’t hurt me)
You (don’t hurt me no more)
That’s right, and I don’t need you, don’t want to see you
You get (no love)
B***h you get (no love)
And I don’t need you
Get em”

Space Bound is a song that kind of grew on me. I didn’t like it until I listened to it a fifth time and it really blasted off. No pun intended. I have no idea who’s featured on this track doing the chorus, it could be Eminem with auto-tune, but that won’t seem likely. It’s a song about heartache, not the revenge sort of heartache that Eminem has in previous albums, but this is real human heartache.

“Tears stream down both of my cheeks, then I let you go and just give
And before I put that gun to my temple, I told you this

And I woulda did anything for you
To show you how much I adored you
But it’s over now, it’s too late to save our
Love
Just promise me you’ll think of me
Every time you look up in the sky and see a star
Cuz I’m a
I’m a space-bound rocketship and your heart’s the moon
And I’m aimin’ right at you
Right at you
250, 000 miles and a keen eye in June
And I’m so lost without you
Without you
Without you”

Cinderella Man is so odd. The beat reminds me of a club song, but not as bad as W.T.P. I have no idea what the song is about, if it is about something. The bridge mentions something about some man getting kicked in the ass by his girlfriend and his nike shoe was left at the club. One of the songs that this album could have done without.

25 to Life is my favorite track off this album. When it started playing and I heard the first few bars, I texted my friend saying “How come every song about a girl, we quickly assume it’s Kim?”. And I honestly thought it was about Kim because he said that he “wasted half his life on ‘her'”. This is the angriest track on the whole album. And he cleverly pulled this off, even with such a calm chorus by a woman with such a calm voice.

“Imprisoned by a selfish bitch
Chew me up and spit me out
I fell for this so many times
It’s ridiculus
And still I stick with this
I’m sick of this but in my sickness and addiction
Your as addictive as they get
Evil as they come vindictive as they make em
My friends keep asking why I can’t just walk away
I’m addicted
To the pain, the stress, the drama
I’m drawn in, so I guess, imma mess
Cursed and blessed
But this time imma
Aint changing my mind
I’m climbing out this Abyss
You screaming as I walk out that I’ll be missed
But when you spoke to people who meant the most to you
You left me off your list
Fuck you hip-hop
I’m leaving you, my life sentence is served bitch”

When I realized the song was actually about hip hop, I quickly sat up and had a shocked look on my face. I couldn’t believe that I missed all the signs. 25 to Life is probably his best ‘retirement’ song and the best overall track on the album. The flow is sick, the beat is flawless and when the chorus plays in the end, you’ll probably sing-a-long while you’re in tears.

So Bad is the sort of song with a chorus that men will say to women in the club. It’s a really sex driven song.

“So bad
So good that i’m so bad
Guarantee i’ll be the greatest thing you ever had
Cause you aint never met nobody like me
And you aint gonna want no-f**king-body else at that.
I’m equivalent to a shot of Cuevo, first I kiss your navel
Work my way down, baby you can lay down on the table
But you may wanna find something more stable
I told you I aint fooling from the gate, this aint the first day of april!”

Almost Famous is my favorite when it comes to the chorus. It’s about Eminem wanting to be famous and getting what he wanted, and regretting.

“You dream of trading places, I have been changing faces
You cannot fill these shoes, there is too much to lose
Wake up behind these trenches, you run around defenceless
There is too much to lose, You cannot fill these shoes
I just wanna be famous
But be careful what you wish for!”

Love The Way You Lie really is about Kim this time around. The song starts off with the hook by Rihanna, who pulls off a better collab with Eminem than P!nk, though she’s also just ‘there’. The song reflecting the abusive relationship Eminem and Kim were in (which is probably why Rihanna was chosen) and the time when Eminem attacked the bouncer back in 2000. Eminem is also angry in this song, and he’s asking for Kim back. He expresses his regret for assaulting the bouncer and Eminem says that if he does get Kim back, he won’t let her leave. Instead, he will tie her to a bed and set the house on fire.

You’re Never Over starts out like a punk rock-pop sort of singing, but he immediately starts rapping and you learn that this is the tribute to Proof that we’ve all be waiting for. Eminem said that he hadn’t put a tribute to Proof onto Relapse because he kept crying while recording. I’m pretty certain that this song will get a video and be released as a single. Eminem talks about how Proof was always there for him and he saw something in Eminem that he knew he’d make it. And Eminem talk about dreams he’s had about Proof. If you were a fan of Proof, Eminem and the rest of D12, this song may bring you to tears. Eminem is still grieving over the death of his friend, and it’s shown clearly in this track. I really wished that D12 had been on the track.

“Homie I know I’m, never gonna be the same with you
I woulda never came in this game, I’m going insane without you
Matter of fact it was just the other night, had another dream about you
You told me to get up, I got up and spread my wings and I flew
You gave me a reason to fight, I was on my way to see you
You told me nah Doodi you’re not layin’ on that table I knew
I was gonna make it, soon as you said think of Hailie, I knew
There wasn’t no way that I was gonna ever leave them babies, and Proof
Not many are lucky enough to have a guardian angel like you
Lord I’m so thankful, please don’t think I don’t feel grateful, I do
Just grant me the strength that I need, for one more day to get through
So homie this is your song, I dedicate this to you
I love you Doodi”

There is a hidden track on the album. Here We Go is a random rap record and that’s all it is. It has a circus ring to it, but it’s never the less a good song.

Overall, this album was a major improvement to Relapse and I hope to hear more albums from Eminem because it’s been made clear that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Things I loved

The emotion showing and reminding as all that he is still human
A Proof Tribute
Lil’ Wayne Collab
No sub-par songs full of celeb disses

Things I hated

Relapse was supposed to have a song with T.I., where T.I. would teach Marshall how to get rid of Slim Shady the same way T.I. got rid of T.I.P. That song didn’t show up on Relapse and it didn’t show up here. I really want that song
No follow up to My Darling
No signs of Dre nor 50

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