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Eminem - "Not Afraid"

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User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Eminem - Not Afraid
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The Bottom Line

Eminem invites you to feel his pain on this Boi-1da-produced number from Recovery.


  • Steeped in Boi-1da's bouncy charm
  • Heartwrenching lyrics from a master poet


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  • First single from Recovery
  • Produced by Boi-1da
  • Eminem raps in his normal voice

Guide Review - Eminem - "Not Afraid"

The first single off Recovery is the exquisitely expressive, appropriately titled "Not Afraid." Eminem is a master poet with an innate ability to make even the mundane sound compelling.

Boi-1da's shimmering production and Em's sensitive lyrics entwine on this knocker. This is Marshall's bittersweet life lessons summed up in four minutes. He exorcises personal demons and pledges devotion to fatherhood and musichood simultaneously. Ultimately, he manages to say all the right things while steering clear of a histrionic outburst.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Not Afraid by Emenem, Member dillont

I love this song. It is one of Ems best songs ever. His new album has a lot more meaning than the rest of his albums and songs. I look forward to more great albums.

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