EMINEM The Eminem Show (Aftermath/ Universal) Rating: N Rating: N
At this point, Marshall Mathers is so caught up in the whole Eminem trip, he wastes most of his microphone time on the Eminem Show rapping about how controversial he is instead of being controversial. That is, when he's not foolishly expending energy dissing Canibus, *NSYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, Moby, Tipper Gore and Lynne Cheney. To what end? He's stepped down his rhyme tempo a few clicks and is now enunciating more so his fans can sing along with his challenges to Congress and the Bush administration -- and maybe join in his square dance numbers, too. Guess what? -- his production is even more wack than his rhymes.