"Fast Lane"

"I hope that I don't sound too heinous when I say this, Nicki Minaj/But I wanna stick my pain-us in your anus," Eminem rhymes on "Fast Lane." Oh, please, Em, you've been way ­heinouser before. And, in fact, the track - the first single from Bad Meets Evil, the newly revived duo with his Detroit pal Royce da 5'9" - is fired by mic-ninja rap attack, not jaundiced shock tactics. Eminem kicks it 1999-style, reconnecting with the hungry young lunatic who sounded like he only had a stanza to blow us away or it was back to the auto plant. Royce eggs him on with psycho shit like "Slap up a cop and then snatch him out of his uniform...Hang him by his balls from the horn of a unicorn," and Shady returns to his 8 Mile roots: "Drive them trailer parks crazy/I am back, and I am razor-sharp, baby."

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From The Archives Issue 1131: May 26, 2011