Monday, May 4th 2009
The video for Eminem’s latest (and surprisingly tolerable) single 3AM debuted Saturday (May 2nd) night on Cinemax, of all places, with a gruesome depiction of the song’s protagonist on a pill-popping murder spree. If TRL could see us now…
Em spits one of his most pedophillically hilarious lines ever in the second verse:
Sitting nude in my living room / it’s almost noon / I wonder what’s on the tube / maybe they’ll show some boobs / surfing every channel until I find Hannah Montana / and then I reach for the Aloe & Lanolin / Bust all over the wall panel …and so on. He then moves on to buckets and lotion and all other kinds of antics, bathing in blood, freaking epileptic in the woods, stabbing and jabbing and whatever the fuck else.
Directed by Syndrome, the video’s production is impressive. As sharp eyes might have caught, Em recently launched a new site called PopsompHills.com to help promote his new Relapse album. With a mission statement quote from Ralph Nader, I think it’s a safe bet to say that we’re in for an interesting ride once this album hits.
Symbolism? You decide.