Dr. Dre and Eminem have been slammed on social media by users who allege certain tracks on Dre’s new album Compton promote domestic violence against women and trivialise rape.
It may have been 16 years since Dr. Dre’s last album, but the rapper “Straight Outta Compton” has wasted no time in teaming up with his old sparring partner Eminem and rustling up a brand new storm.
Like Bonnie and Clyde or Tom and Jerry, when Dr. Dre and Eminem get together on the mic, there’s usually sparks, and though these middle-aged hip-hoppers don’t cluck like spring chickens anymore and have a combined wealth that would make your eyes bleed, they’re still more than keen to ruffle a few feathers and upset the apple cart.
Available to stream on Apple music, Compton has been a long time coming, and now that it’s here, much of the record’s lyrical content has been slammed by fans on social media, who have accused it of promoting domestic violence against women and trivialising rape.
NME reports that during Eminem’s verse on the track “Medicine Man,” the rapper, who recently revealed his own private battle with being overweight, can be heard snarling, “Ain’t no one safe from, non-believers there ain’t none/I even make the bit*hes I rape cum.”
Fans of the greatest white rapper of his generation took to Twitter in disbelief that a hip hopper of Eminem’s advanced years could still be delivering such misogynistic verses.
Summer ghost lamented, “Eminem really coming back out with the line ‘I even make the bit*hes I rape cum’ on Compton huh.”
Another disgusted teen called Zach from Alaska barked, “How is Eminem still making rape jokes in his verse though? You’re like my parents age, please grow up.”
A further Twitter user didn’t pull any punches and let rip, “Another Eminem line about rape. The man is disgusting and so are the people that listen to him.”
Dr. Dre, who has announced that he will donate royalties earned from Compton to the funding of a new performing arts and entertainment facility in the city, also came under fire from irate Twitter users who objected to the skit at the end of the song “Loose Cannons,” which appears to depict Dr. Dre murdering and burying a woman.
A social media user enquired, “‘Loose Cannons’ does Dr. Dre kill a woman? Is that what is happening?”
Just prior to the album’s release, Dr. Dre said, “I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album.”
Judging by the furore on social media, not everybody’s feeling the love Dre.
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