Review: Eminem – Lose Yourself

Lose yourself is from 8 Mile’s soundtrack, which is a movie inspired by Eminem’s tough life. Even though he was discriminated against for being white in an African-American neighborhood, he pursued his dream of being a rapper.

This song is about never giving up and taking every chance we get to accomplish our goals, which was what he did because, even having his extraordinary rapping skills, many didn’t accept him in the beggining just because of his skin colour.

It’s hard to find words to describe how this song makes me feel because I get so motivated when I hear it that I feel that I can beat anyone at anything. It’s great rhythm and inspiring lyrics make the song perfect to put me in the mood to play basketball.

Eminem has a unique rap style, however in 8 Mile’s soundtrack he shows some of the influence from Dr. Dre. who was the one who believed in the “white guy” and gave him an opportunity in the rap music industry. After making the movie his career really took off, leading him to the fame he has nowadays.

By João Vasco ADV1 (Fri)

Review: Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana

This song was the most revolutionary track Nirvana had ever produced. It´s an anthem for every youngster and if you don’t feel like an anarchist, this will make you feel like one. The sounds the guitar riffs conduct such an adrenaline rush to your main core, that it will make you feel free and powerful!

Smells Like Teen Spirit” is on their most famous album-“Nevermind”,which includes  powerful songs such as”Lithium” and “In Bloom”, as well as some soothing and calm grooves such like “Come As You Are”, ”Something In The Way” and “Polly”. This album was released in 1991, where they came up against some rough competition with other Grunge bands which meant that there was a search for powerful sounds related to the times that they were living through.

“Nevermind” was released 22 years ago, as a shout for freedom by Nirvana. Their sounds still live on nowadays specially thanks to the amazing lyrics that Kurt Cobain wrote, influencing the 90’s music like no one else. This is poignant due to Cobain’s tragic suicide in 1994 putting an end to the band but not to their legacy, because their songs are so obscure, dark and powerful in meaning that they will never fade away.

And, as Cobain once said “The duty of youth is to challenge corruption”

By Vasco ADV1 (Fri)