Watch: Eminem's video for 'Beautiful'
Here, in "Beatiful," we see the result as much as we hear it, with Em strolling through a wrecked building in his hometown of Detroit, a direct metaphor for his emotive fallen state. Gone is the cartoonish bravado, celeb-bashing, violence and shock humor. Instead, we get a glimpse of a fallen artist who may "be done with rap, need a new outlet."
"I just hide behind the tears of a clown" is the only unfortunately trite lyric in this straight-forward rap, which features a sample of "Reaching Out" by Rock Therapy. We love seeing Marshall Mathers after a trio of Slim Shady singles.