In his new rap album Revival, once-relevant white rapper Eminem -- real name Marshall Mathers -- says it has been occasionally "embarrassing" to be white and he even considers killing himself because he "can't escape this circumstance." Have you tried not judging yourself by your skin color, Marshall?
In his song "Untouchable" he raps that "there have been times where it's been embarrassing to be a white boy," according to Chris Menahan at Information Liberation. I would think it's more embarrassing to be a wealthy 45-year-old rapper still dressing and scowling like a hard-done-by street punk.
"Seems like the average lifespan of a white man is more than twice than a black life span," Mathers raps. "I wonder sometimes if it has a price scanner." Believe it or not, this is the rapper who has been called "the greatest lyricist ever."
"I feel like checking out on life, can't escape this circumstance," he says. He can't escape being wealthy and famous. Tragic.
Chris Menahan notes that Mathers' new album "is being widely panned by critics, despite its anti-white lyrics and attacks on Donald Trump," and then he ably proceeds to debunk all the black victimization lies and white privilege cliches in what Menahan calls "the worst song I've ever heard": the "hands up, don't shoot" lie, segregation, the lie that white cops are slaughtering young blacks, affirmative action, and more.
To give more of a sampling of the nonsense Mathers spews in just one song, "Untouchable," here is part of his defense of unemployed national anthem protester and NFL ratings destroyer Colin Kaepernick:
Home of the brave is still racist 'ville
So this whole nation feels like a plantation field
In a country that claims that its foundation was based on United States ideals
That had its Natives killed
Got you singin' this star-spangled spiel
To a piece of cloth that represents the "Land of the Free" that made people slaves to build
This feels like a desperate bid to recover your street cred, Marshall. Maybe it's time to reinvent yourself for a career boost -- perhaps as an informed adult. Just a suggestion.