"Tough Love" is one of the clearest reasons for the Eminem comparison, recalling in tragic detail one set of parents' perverse sense of discipline and the ensuing death of their daughter. One thing that sets him apart though is avoiding the solely self-referential cataloguing of his own existence, instead seeing the wider world and all of its wounds from his perspective. It's no mistake that he sounds like he's stolen Zack de la Rocha's tongue in "No More Eatin". But this is no international project - in his own words, his style is "like Little Mo getting raped and keeping the baby instead of getting it aborted". The only thing that should stop this from going supanova is not having Dr Dre on speed-dial and Radio 1 not owning a durable enough bleep-machine. --James Berry
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