Producer: Bass Brothers, Eminem
Album: The Slim Shady LP
Label: Aftermath/Interscope
Detroit amigos Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" reunite on this psychedelic spaghetti Western in which they portray slick-mouthed gunslingers who can't decide whether to take out sucker MCs or battle each other. Bookended by a crusty old cowboy narrative and accompanied by South of the Border guitar twangs and a dirty fuzzbox groove underneath, the two desperados take turns illin' out. Eminem: "Releasing rage on anybody in squeezing range/Cold enough to make the seasons change into freezing rain/(Royce: He's insane)/No I'm not, I just want to shoot up and I'm pissed off 'cause I can't find a decent vein." Royce: "The disaster with dreads/I'm bad enough to commit suicide/And survive long enough to kill my soul after I'm dead." They trade back-and-forths with the utmost of ease, daring anybody with the audacity to take on the rap Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy.