The Shady Renaissance is upon us. Compton’s Boogie is set to kick off the movement tomorrow with his new album Everything’s For Sale, and now, one of the project’s most anticipated tracks has surfaced. “Rainy Days” marks the first collaboration between Boogie and Em, who each hold it down for a verse apiece. “I come from this shit where the shit can get Shady my chances was Slim,” spits Boogie, over a morose, horn-driven trap instrumental from Fresh Ayr, STREETRUNNER & S1. Opting for a laid-back delivery, Boogie sets the tone effectively, setting the stage for Eminem to slide through with his first contribution of 2019.
The instrumental evolves upon Shady’s entry, conjuring up an appropriately cinematic feel. Picking up where Kamikaze left off, Em brings out a variety of flows, spitting whirlwind bouts of multisyllabic storytelling in unparalleled fashion. “You’re trippin’ off of tryptophan and tripped a fan in Switzerland, just for askin’ an autograph or picture, then ripped it in half, and whipped it at him and kick his ass all the way back to Michigan,” he raps, before slowing it down for the close. Overall, it’s a great showcase of what appears to be a budding musical chemistry, and we look forward to catching Boogie’s album in full when it drops tomorrow.
Marshall is dead in the water but not that I care
Dre said, “Rock the boat” and the Doc is my pier
So, it’s unanimous, you’re at attention, the planet’s listenin’
And their banana splits again, which has its advantages
But when you got nothing to say except for the hand your dick is in
And if your plan’s to stick it in Janice Dickens
And imagine if the Temazepam is kickin’ in and it’s havin’ you panic-stricken
You’re trippin’ off of tryptophan and tripped a fan in Switzerland
Just for askin’ an autograph or picture, then ripped it in half
And whipped it at him and kick his ass all the way back to Michigan