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Infinite album review

Infinite is Eminem’s first album and also his introduction to the world. Marshall Mathers had placed a lot of hope in the release of his debut album, that, unfortunately sold only 1000 copies.

Infinite was produced by Eminem’s fellow D12 member Denaun Porter aka Kon Artis
The major flop of his album nearly lead to Marshall’s suicide in 1997.

A further examination will make the attentive listener understand that the flop of the Infinite album is certainly not due to a lack of lyrical skills: Eminem’s lyrical ability in Infinite is impressing.
The Infinite song is a good example of the great poetic words that came out of this album.

The reasons of Infinite lie elsewhere and if you ask me I’d tell you that the major problem of the album is the lack of technical means and maybe also the lack of good promotion.

Infinite represents Eminem the way he was in his younger years: a young man in search of true love as the song « Searchin» fully reveals it. A young man facing a lot of financial problems and trying to feed his family. When you have been yourself through similar difficulties, you will be able to relate to songs like « It’s ok ».

“313” gives us the taste of a « sweet emcee from the 313 ».
« Maxine » also belongs to the well written songs of the album.
Marshall’s sincerity all over Infinite is so touching. But it seems that it wasn’t enough. Despite the huge efforts, he had put into his album, people reproached him to sound like Nas.

The public wanted something else, something biting that Eminem gave them with the Slim Shady EP and the Slim Shady LP.

Although people won’t unanimously agree on Infinite, I’d advice any true Eminem fan to check the album if he hasn’t done it yet- at least for the great lyrics written by Marshall Mathers.

22 thoughts on “Infinite album review”

  1. The latest instalment in the Marshall Mathers discography reprises familiar themes from the previous two efforts: his relationship with his drug-abusing mother, his absent father, his turbulent relationship with his wife, and finally his daughter, Hailey.
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    His relationship with his daughter receives a touching and mature treatment from the older, wiser and only slightly less slanderous yet wildly-talented (“I bet you didn’t expect him to sing-the-hooks”) Eminem on “Hailey’s Song”.

  2. besides the fact that the album is – compared to today’s works – very immature, which is fairly undestandable, i see the biggest reason for the flop is the ‘white rapper’ factor.
    when dr. dre stood behind him many people gave him a chance – for obvious reasons.

  3. I dunno why everyone is saing dat this album is immature or crap…. personaliy i think its his best work. i think he has now become a means for big record companies to make money, i say this because his new stuff is just plain crap hip-pop.

  4. Eminem is a f**king genius. his lyrics have been consistently good through-out his career his beefs have earned him great respect from me and has a right to be called one of the greatest people EVER. he ahs revolutionised hip hop and brought it to a next level. his “commercial” tunes have brought hip hop though and no one can call him a money grabbing fag because albumns and unreleased records are unbeliveable and were made for the fans and not for money. JAH NOES

  5. What up hommies!Thanks for likin my shit!I love you all and hope to keep you as my fans. I hope I get to meet some of you someday!!!

  6. Shadys a bitch and anyone who love shady is a bitch if i ever see him i will drive some m 16 slugs through his system and that the truth

  7. haven’t listened to the album yet..but i’m not a big fan of eminem, for people who said he revolutionized hip-hop needs to die.

    ..forgot these people maybe?

    – rakim
    – nas
    – krs-one
    – canibus
    – capone’n’noreaga
    – cormega
    – big l

    oh’re all white and think eminem’s the greatest of all time because he’s gangsta.

  8. Look pauly and ‘leone, don’t hate, Em is undeniably a hero to hiphop. Nas + Rakim, I know who they are, but what are those other names doin’ up there? Influential?! They sooooo far off the radar. Only ignorant bastards cant see past the color of someone’s skin to see that em had tallent ahd hunger before the money came.

    “SO you know you’re not dealing with some punk pussy marshmallow whose heart’s jealous!”

    Thank you Marshal for signing 50 cent, too bad he sucks right now and can’t seem to do anything right…

  9. One thought in this cerebrum is deeper than a jeep full of people.

    that song “Infinite” is so smooth..i can listen to it for an hour and forget i’m listening to it.

    and always remember:

    You can be quick, jump the candlestick, burn your back, and fuck Jill on a Hill but you still ain’t Jack.

  10. Thorght this was for talking about the album? not a load of people arguing?!

    Ohh well….

    Personally i think the album is great. It’s not up to the audio quality of stuff recorded in multi-million pound recording studio’s but the content makes up for that.

    fave song on the album is searching

  11. this album represent eminem before he became slim shaddy…infinite is probably his best lyrical work, but he hadn’t yet become a character that got him so much media attention and success…anyone who thinks infinite is bad is mistaken…

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