Liz Phair Totally Eminems New Autobiographical Rap Track



People are so juiced on Eminem's The Recovery, praising it as some sort of resurrection album. But Liz Phair's apparently been looking to his past as of late, getting down to Em's brass tacks: her new song "Bollywood" sounds like Slim Shady rented a room in Pee Wee's Playhouse, and describes in a somewhat nonsensical narrative an experience she had while renegotiating her contract. (If she were a better student of rap, she'd know that after the Clipse/Jive standoff of 2006, people stopped caring about listening to your major-label woes.) In trying to parse what was going through Phair's brain when she wrote this, we decided the answer lies in the first lyric: I was trippin' lookin at my portfolio. The most logical explanation for some of the most meta, left-field music we've heard in months is that Liz Phair dropped acid and wrote this song whilst OCD-fixating on her record-industry stock depletion. And we're all for experimentation (no comment on psychotropic substances), but "Bollywood"'s got us stumped. Like, who knew Phair even listened to bhangra? And did she realize her album cover looks a lot like MIA's? Was she hanging out with Eminem during the Relapse era? Did we just catch a contact high? Stream after the jump if you are not presently driving a car or taking care of small children. It's from her new, totally unannounced, heinously titled, up-for-download LP, Funstyle.









Liz Phair Totally Eminems New Autobiographical Rap Track