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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. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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