The rumored Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre super collaboration “Syllables” has leaked online and features guest appearances from Shady Records affiliates Stat Quo and Cashis.
The mega smash landed across the Internet Tuesday (December 28) evening.
Seems like 2010 was the year of the posse cut. Kanye West served them best with his weekly G.O.O.D. Musictracks. But just in time to end the year off right, Eminemdrops a previously unreleased track called “Syllables,” a slow-riding banger featuring Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent. But don’t expect this to be a radio-friendly joint. “Syllables” blasts just that. “It is not about lyrics anymore. It’s about a hot beat and a catchy hook,” Em says before going into his verse about having to “dumb down” today’s music for the kids who control the market. Jay and Dre both echo Em’s sentiment in equally acid-tongued fashion. (Neon Limelight)
There is speculation on when the verses were originally recorded.
The Dre-produced track takes shot after shot at bland lyricism and dumbed-down rap, condemning MCs who only focus on a “hot beat and a catchy hook” and ultimately mocking pop-rappers by inserting their own cheeky “R&B” hook. You Heard That New dates parts of the song back to 2007, and with 50 referencing “In Da Club” and Em’s less-than-timely blast on Ashley Simpson (“And how do we adapt and get TRL votes when 13 year olds control the remote and Ashley’s got a brand new nose”) it’d be hard to figure this as an entirely fresh cut. (Culture Bully)
Their record places a large emphasis on the downfall of lyricism.
“If we have to dumb down our style and ABC it then so be it / Because these days these kids, jeez, they don’t give a sh*t about lyrics, just want to hear a beat and that’s it,” Slim Shady sounds off his frustration. “All we know is the chorus because the chorus repeats the same four words for us.” (Ace Showbiz)
Speculation on the track being in the works arose Tuesday morning.
Big Mike says Eminem featuring Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and Jay-Z’s “Syllables” will be leaking soon! He tweeted the following message on his Twitter page. “eminem feat dr dre 50 cent and jay z-syllables(prod by dr dre) guess we gotta start the new year off rite huh?,” Mike tweeted Tuesday (December 27). DJ Big Mike is allegedly responsible for leaking Eminem’s Crack A Bottle track. Instead of 3-Headed Monster… can you imagine the 4-Headed Monster!? (Hip Hop Stan)
Check out “Syllables” below: