Eminem, who is a butthead, is about to release Shady XV, a double-disc compilation of tracks from his Shady Records label. The album has a few new tracks, including the one where Em threatens a female pop singer and makes a tasteless Ray Rice joke in the span of one line. And there’s also “Detroit Vs. Everybody,” an all-Detroit posse cut that features a mob of rappers who basically have nothing to do with each other, socially or stylistically. If anything, “Detroit Vs. Everybody” works as a testament to how diverse the city’s rap scene is; any town that can produce Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, and Trick Trick isn’t exactly strangled by a signature sound. Not everyone raps on the song. Recent Mixtape Of The Week honoree Dej Loaf, who really should’ve gotten a verse, just sings the hook, while hometown street legend Trick Trick just yells some stuff on the outro. As for the verses, Big Sean’s loose approachability actually works as a nice contrast to Em’s whole forced jam-in-all-the-syllables style; I don’t know if I’ve ever liked Sean more. Listen to the track below.
Shady XV is out 11/24 on Shady.