What They Dissed: Relapse (2009)

What They Said: "Let's be honest, that last Relapse CD was 'ehhh'/Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground" - "Not Afraid"

When Eminem made his return to music in 2009 with Relapse, fans could have cared less that Slim Shady was let loose on another rampage as long as the Detroit MC was filling their ear drums with the same intense lyricism of his earlier days. A year later, in a more sobering and mature tone, Em provided some clarity to his decision to conjure up his colorful persona. He would admit Relapse's shortcomings on Recovery's first single, and then diss it again (as well as his fourth album, Encore) on "Talkin 2 Myself" by saying, "Them last two albums didn't count/Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushing em out."