October 20, 2002

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: My latest contribution

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: My latest contribution to Blogcritics is a look at the politics of the Reese Witherspoon comedy "Sweet Home Alabama"; you can find that here. And speaking of "Sweet Home Alabama," Entertainment Weekly recently reported that in Eminem's upcoming movie "8 Mile," he will perform a rap version of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic. Now, I know that Slim Shady has spent his entire career confounding people's expectations and proving his detractors wrong, but I don't see how his "Sweet Home Alabama" cover could possibly surpass the Geto Boys' "Gangster of Love (Gangsta Boogie)", which also sampled 'Alabama' and is generally considered the most offensive rap song of all time. Though considering Shady's the guy who rapped about raping and killing his mother, and also rhymed "Anthrax" with "Tampax," I certainly wouldn't put it past him.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 20, 2002 12:20 AM
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