Apparently this is from back when he was going by the name “Sly” and the content is very different from what you’d expect after hearing the stuff he’s done with Tyler. It’s actually pretty normal in comparison, but no less impressive. Earl’s raps are as complex and intricate then as they are now, and the Eminem influence is still there. What’s impressive is how Earl constructs his bars, as opposed to the content, even though there’s a hint of the self deprecating humor that’s present in most of his later work.
The world is still awaiting the return of Earl from exile and all I can think is if this kid ever decides to tone down the gore, leave the theatrics to Tyler and just spit, I think those
Nas DOOM comparisons would be more deserved then people realize.