Let the Unapologetic era begin.
Now that Rihanna’s seventh album in seven years is hitting streets, people are getting a jump on assessing the record’s other, non-Chris Brown collaborations – particularly the Eminem track, “Numb.”
Fans expecting something in the vein of “Love the Way You Lie” will likely be disappointed. The trippy track is built around a syrupy, slowed-and-throwed beat and a distorted vocal sample from Kanye West’s oldie-but-goodie hit “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” The song trudges along for two-plus warped minutes before Eminem jumps in, spiking the cut with a quick but effectively weird verse.
Give “Numb” a listen below and let us know what you think:
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