In just a few weeks time, Eminem will celebrate 15 years of Shady Records with the release of a commemorative compilation called SHADYXV. In addition to the label's greatest hits, the two-disc set will also feature a clutch of new material from Em and co. The most anticipated of that bunch has been "Detroit vs. Everybody," an all-Detroit posse cut featuring Danny Brown, Big Sean, Royce Da 5'9", Dej Loaf, Trick Trick, and Em himself over production by Statik Selektah. On paper, that's a pretty disparate crew, but it ends up being a nice showcase of the many shades of Motor City rap. It's just too bad Dej Loaf, who's relegated to hook duty, didn't get a verse.
The Shady Records boss has also shared an 18-minute cypher called "Shady CXVPHER," which showcases Shady staples Yelawolf, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9", Joel Ortiz, and Crooked I—as well as Eminem's less savory side. He takes swings at Jay Z, makes a lewd and deragatory comment about Anderson Cooper, and then threatens to punch noted Eminem fan Lana Del Rey "right in the face twice, like Ray Rice." Yikes. Here's the offending verse, in full:
But I may fight for gay rights especially if they dyke is more of a knockout than Janay Rice
Play Nice? Bitch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice
Like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance
Till her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens.
Listen to "Detroit vs. Everybody" above, and "Shady CXVPHER" below. SHADYXV will be released November 24; it'll be available for pre-order on iTunes tonight at midnight.
Here's just the line in question:
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