Wednesday, October 27, 2004

GNN: Eminem calls for regime change in a controversial new video

Guerrilla News Network: "If anything Marshall Mathers is a master of reinvention. When he first broke into the rap game he was regarded by many purists as one step up from Robert Van Winkle. But his rapid-fire skills, lyrical creativity and enigmatic personality quickly earned him the props of rap�s hardest critics, and the adoration of tens of millions of fans from the mall to the avenue.

This was a man with a story to tell.

He�s sold millions of albums, had best-selling books, even had a critically-acclaimed starring role in an autobiographical film. Along the way, he�s been accused of being everything from a wife-beater, to a sexist, to a racist, to a traitor.

Now on the eve of the most contentious American presidential election in recent history, Eminem is making another bold statement with his song �Mosh,� and its sure to be controversial new music video produced and directed by GNN�s own, Ian Inaba. The video is premiering today here on [see it here].

This is not Eminem�s first political statement. In 2002, GNN�s Stephen Marshall directed the music video for �White America.� The second song on his last album, The Eminem Show, the rapper dealt with race, violence and a corrupt president in his typically provocative manner. The animated GNN video featured, among other images, Eminem urinating on the White House lawn in full view of a puppet president dancing on oil drums, and bloodied teenagers unzipping themselves out of bodybags [See the uncensored version here]. The media maelstrom hit hard and quick. MTV refused to play it, while local news outlets ran stories calling Eminem dangerous. CNN devoted a segment of its show Talkback Live to the complaints of a Columbine victim�s parent who tragically misinterpreted the video as glorifying the school shooters. "


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