Eminem protégé Obie Trice's sophomore album and follow-up to the platinum-plus Cheers finally appears after several delayed release dates. Naturally, there's a well-stocked arsenal of guest stars, including 50 Cent, Nate Dogg, Akon and even Em himself. Sadly, Second Round's not so much an album of goofy drinking anthems in the mold of "Got Some Teeth" as it is a load of gritty tales of life in the big city, punctuated with unsavory themes in tracks such as "Snitch" and "Cry Now." Only the faux-reggae of "Jamaican Girl" lets some much needed light in between the blinds.
Eminem is THE global rap superstar. This concert was filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2005 at the culmination of his farewell tour prior to his retirement. It's a spectacular show with multi-level staging, amazing lighting and guest appearances from D12, Obie Trice and Stat Quo. Originally filmed for US TV station Showtime the show is now available on DVD for the first time and gives us Eminem at his charismatic best.