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Via Vulture, here's Eminem doing Dre lyrics. This was actually educational for me—the qualitative difference between Em doing Em and Em doing Dre is substantial. It's not that he does a bad imitation, to the contrary it's very good one and thus unwittingly illustrative of the boring drone that is Dr. Dre rhyming. Hearing Eminem's voice I kept waiting for his awesome, unpredictable cadence and acid humor. Instead we just got vanilla Dre. 


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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