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Riff: 50 Cent feat. Eminem and Adam Levine – “My Life”

Jan 30, 2013

I’m doing what I’m supposed to, I’m a writer, I’m a fighter/Entrepreneur, fresh out the sewer, watch me maneuver, what’s it to ya?

from My Life lyrics by 50 Cent feat. Eminem and Adam Levine

Rap’s twilight zone – solid flow on a Top-40 song (what?), but the hook’s half-whining, half-“fuck-me” tone annoys. 50’s first verse, or his “comeback, kid,” especially surprises in its Method Man-style blows. Replace Levine’s bleating with a more forceful singer to polish this track.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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