.

Eminem Hires Pauly Shore to Review 'Recovery'

Former MTV VJ laments lack of "goofy little dialects" in second comedic promo

June 17, 2010 12:49 PM ET

First, Vince of ShamWow fame peddled Eminem's upcoming album Recovery in a hilarious mock infomercial, and now Slim Shady has recruited some offbeat celebrity friends to share their testimonials about his new disc. First up: Renowned Jury Duty actor and former MTV VJ Pauly Shore, who was perhaps a bit too critical of Eminem's Relapse follow-up, due June 21st.

"I'm a little bit disappointed because this album doesn't have all the accents that he had on the prior album," Shore says in his review, which the actor makes a point of noting several times was filmed at his uncle's house. "On Relapse, he had all these Jamaican dialects, girl dialects, he had all these cool funny goofy little dialects… I think if you're going to evolve as an artist, you should keep doing the accents."

As Rolling Stone previously reported, Eminem revealed to BBC host Jonathan Ross why he ditched the accents on Recovery. "Looking back on it now in retrospect, I feel like there was a lot of stuff on [Relapse] that was humorous and shock value and I had to go back and listen to my older material and figure out why these songs off Relapse didn't make me feel like those used to and kind of put the feeling back into what I do," Em said. "I think that once you listen to it once, at least I felt like, the joke's over so it's not something you can continuously listen to over and over and over."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com