Code red! The three-headed monster is wide awake and ready to assault the world. Just hours after 50 Cent’s new single, “I Get It In,” touched down all over the Net on Tuesday (January 6), a new [artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] song surfaced. Well, it’s not so new, to tell the truth.
Several weeks ago, an unfinished variation of the jam landed on mixtapes under the title “Number One.” On Tuesday, the apparently final version debuted under the official title “Crack a Bottle” (the name Em revealed last month when lamenting the leak). The new incarnation features [artist id="1061"]Dr. Dre[/artist] and [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist].
Eminem’s lyrics are still the same. “So crack a bottle, let your body waddle/ Don’t act just like a sloppy model, you just hit the lotto,” Em raps on the chorus, after introducing himself like a ring announcer. “Uh-oh, uh-oh, bi—es, hoppin’ in my Tahoe/ I got one riding shotgun, and not one of them got clothes.”
“Andre the Giant,” as Eminem refers to Dre, comes in second with the same verse we heard Slim Shady reference on the unfinished mixtape version: “They see that low-rider go by, they like, ‘Oh my!’/ You ain’t gotta tell me why ya sick, ’cause I know why/ I dip through in that six tre like, ‘Sic ‘em, Dre!’/ … What else can I say, I love L.A. … / I’ll be damned, I just crashed my Benz/ Driving round with a smashed front end. Let’s cash that one in.”
50 Cent has the last verse, which he dedicates to balling “out of control” and intimidating other big Willies: “I’m the napalm, the don, I’m King Kong,” Fif boasts. “Get rode on, wrapped up and ringed on/ I’m so calm, through Vietnam, ring the alarm … / I stunt, I style, I flash the sh–.”
A couple of weeks ago, Eminem told Billboard.com that he was disappointed about the song leaking, before it was ready.
“It wasn’t close to finished, and it even has me doing guide vocals for Dre as a suggestion of how he could lay his verses down,” he told the site. “It’s like someone catches you peeping in your window before you got the Spider Man costume all zipped up! Nobody is supposed to see that. We are gonna finish it up, though, and get it out there how it’s supposed to be.”
Interscope Records hasn’t released a statement about plans for the song, which will likely appear on Eminem’s Relapse, one of the most-anticipated new albums of 2009 .