A new Eminem era might be just around the corner as the Detroit legend released a brand new single today. Titled “From D 2 The LBC,” the song features the legendary west-coast rapper Snoop Dogg. The song title pays homage to Detroit and Long Beach, California, the two cities represented by the two rappers.
It is still unclear whether “From D 2 The LBC” single is part of a brand new studio album. Eminem did hint that the song is part of an upcoming project titled ‘Curtain Call 2,’ which would be a follow-up to Eminem’s iconic compilation album from 2005.
“From D 2 The LBC” marks an important milestone in the careers of both Eminem and Snoop Dogg. The duo briefly beefed back in 2020, after Snoop Dogg seemingly discount Eminem’s legacy if it was not for Dr. Dre’s influence on his career. Eminem responded to this in “Zeus” from his ‘Music to Be Murdered By: Side B’ album. However, two Dre prodigies mended their differences soon after.
The music video for “From D 3 The LBC” features both Eminem and Snoop Dogg in the studio. However, through the power of magic blunts smoked by Snoop Dogg and second-hand smoking by Eminem, both transform themselves into their NFT versions. Both rappers are proud owners of an NFT ape from the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection, which are worth several hundreds of thousands of dollars each.
The song is produced by Eminem.
Listen to “From D 2 The LBC” by Eminem & Snoop Dogg
Eminem “From D 2 The LBC” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Eminem kicks off the song with a little narration. He says that this collaboration should have happened a long time ago. Despite being true pioneers of rap and hip-hop, Eminem and Snoop Dogg have only collaborated once before. This collab was likely on both of their bucket lists.
Eminem also says that all the smoke in the recording studio from the hand-sized blunt Snoop is smoking on, Eminem is going to relapse–a shout out to his notorious album ‘Relapse’ when he was recovering from his drug phase.
In almost all the recent collaborations Eminem was on, he went last on the track. He had the final verse. But in this song, Eminem bows down to the legend of Snoop Dogg and lets him go last.
Eminem’s verse is dedicated to flaunting his influence on the rap game while throwing in some clever bars and word plays. He cannot help it!
I feel a calm breeze (Yeah)
Every time I palm trees
Continuing on the theme of smoking weed, as a homage to Snoop Dogg, Eminem says that he feels calm and relaxed every time he smokes weed (“trees”).
just like that blonde bleach
I went platinum then so did my albums (Yeah)
Bleach blonde hair was the signature style of Slim Shady–one of Eminem’s rowdy personas. Slim Shady was so diabolical that the world could not help but embrace this ‘new’ kind of hip hop. Platinum is a double here–his hair looked silver when bleached ad his albums sold a million copies (certified Platinum) too. Eminem’s sales soared through the roof. And he has been unstoppable since.
and I’m here to stay
My reign’s so definite, my longevity needs a hearing aid
Eminem’s longevity in the music game has been getting some attention of late. It is not just being in the game, but also continuously elevating his craft is why Eminem is being praised for. In these lyrics, Eminem says he has no intentions of stopping now and his longevity is so old that it is losing its hearing at this point.
I done bodied some features with legendary names (Yeah)
There are so many features on which Eminem has stolen the spotlight from other artists. And these are not just ordinary artists either. Eminem has gone toe-to-toe with some legendary rappers and come out on top. “Renegade” with Jay-Z, “Forever” with Drake, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne, “No Love” with Lil Wayne, “Calm Down” with Busta Rhymes, and “Patiently Waiting” with 50 Cent are to name a few of these collaborations.
‘Cause dope is addictive, just like they call it mari-ju-ana
‘Cause like marriage, you wanna marry Jane
It’s like you and Spider-Man feel the very same
Still playing on the weed scheme, Eminem says marijuana is so addictive like marriage because marry you wanna? And Mary Jane is the love of his life of Spider-Man.
Snoop Dogg has the second and final verse on “From D 2 The LBC.”
Snoop Dogg said that he had to bring his A-game to this verse because of Eminem. In an interview with Joe Rogan, Snoop Dogg said “Eminem really f*cking shot at me, he shot his shot. And as a rapper, that’s what you want. You want, when you get a feature, to have to f*cking work your a*s off.”
Snoop Dogg’s verse is dedicated to his killer instincts. He talks about going at other rappers’ jugular when they cross his path.
You think you slick, boy, this crip (Crip)
You ain’t ready to take it where I’m finna go
It almost feels as if the two emcees have exchanged roles with each other–Eminem rapping heavily around smoking weed and Snoop Dogg being vicious about the competition.
Marshall and Calvin, both from the gutters like public housin’
Now we’re performin’ for hundreds of thousands
Marshall Bruce Mathers III is Eminem’s birth name and Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. is Snoop Dogg’s birth name. Snoop reminds us all that both of them had very humble beginnings–starting from street corners to selling out arenas all over the world.
This is what devotion to your cause gets you–success!
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