Eminem x Beats By Dre. This Ad Is Dope. Looks More Like A Music Vid Than An Ad. Very Slim Shady.

Have you ever loved someone so much, you’d give an arm for?
Not the expression, no, literally give an arm for?
When they know they’re your heart
And you know you were their armour
And you will destroy anyone who would try to harm her
—  Eminem

anonymous asked:

I feel that one of the most convincing pieces of evidence that BTY is about management and not about a romantic relationship with another person is the fact that lyrically there is zero positive attribution to the relationship. Songs about dysfunctional romantic relationships often try to sell that the gravitation of the two parties is greater than the dysfunction between them eg Julia Michaels - "Bask in the glory/Of all our problems/Cause we got the kind of love/It takes to solve 'em" [1/]

[2/] Or Eninem/Rhianna, Love the Way You Like - “All I know is I love you too much to walk away though”. The only lyric that can be read as positive is (I love it), attributed to a nebulous “it”. There’s no staying romantic compulsion in the song, in fact, only a discussion of wanting to leave but being unable to (I don’t know how to make it stop) and emotionally negative metaphors about the relationship being a drug (You can be the pill to ease the pain/Cause I know I’m addicted to your drama)
[3/3] The only indication is that it’s supposedly about a romantic relationship is that there are two singers. But Bebe and Louis don’t seem to be singing to each other, do they? And the MV reinforces that. We laugh at Louis being a “bad liar” but Louis is well-versed in the art of selling a lie with intonation of his voice alone (“Some people GENUINELY believe…”). BTY isn’t a love song about a dysfunctional romantic relationship - but Louis and Bebe sold it with the sweetness of their voices.///

I completely agree. Here are my thoughts.


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