Song of the Day: April 11, 2017

Eminem teams up with West Coast kings Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, and Xzibit in “Bitch Please II.”

Released on Eminem’s third studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP, “Bitch Please II” brings a variety of rhymes and vocals to the table. Dr. Dre’s exceptional production and the manner in which these different rappers came together and flowed perfectly on the beat undoubtedly improved the song.

The track was released nearly a year after its original version by Snoop Dogg and Xzibit. It was noticeable that the production was not majorly altered except for the different piano notes used by Dre. The tempo remained the same, and the drums were consistent throughout the song allowing rappers to get in a rhythm and kick some incredible verses.

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The first verses in “Bitch Please II” were from Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Their lyricism was clever, but the topic of having a strong relevance on the rap game was the same for both. One could also tell Snoop did not put much thought on verses, but the overall outcome as decent.

You and what army could harm me?
D-R-E and Shady, with Doggy from Long Beach?
Came a long way, to makin’ these songs play
It’ll be a wrong move to stare at me the wrong way—Dr. Dre

Hit-and-run, get it done, get the funds, split and run
Got about fifty guns
And I love all of ’em the same, bang bang
Damn, baby girl, what’s your name?
[…]
Hangin’ in the club with my nephew Eminem, what up, Cuz?—Snoop Dogg

Nate Dogg’s appearance on the hook and Xzibit’s verses about his persistence and toughness (“I might leave in a bodybag, but never in cuffs” / your little lungs is too small to hotbox with God’s”) were also valuable additions to the song. “Bitch Please II” also allowed Xzibit to kick what became of the most memorable and catchy verses in hip hop:

Bitch, please! You must have a mental disease
Assume the position
And get back down on your knees; come on!

Finally, it came down to Eminem to give listeners spitfire bars with a strong delivery to cap off the song. His verse began with “Aww, Naww, big Slim Dogg / Eighty pound balls, dick six inch long” which set up listeners for a series of more crazed rhymes. He goes on to rap about how his psychotic behavior on TV and in the clubs is just him being himself.

It’s just me bein’ me; here, want me to tone it down?
Suck my fuckin’ dick, you faggot! You happy now?

For those who want to better know the West Coast sounds, “Bitch Please II” and the rest of the album The Marshall Mathers LP is highly recommendable.

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