Saturday, July 18, 2009

They Can All Get F-ed Just Stay True To You...

I know this isn't the official video for "Beautiful," but whether it's fan made or an early, teaser release from Interscope and Em himself, I actually like it a bit more than the ode to Detroit released later. Sure, it was nice of Eminem to pay homage to all of the hard-working Americans who got royally screwed earlier this year with layoffs and cutbacks and bankruptcy, but "Beautiful" is such a deeply personal song for the artist, I think it's a bit more poignant to see what in his life and career got him to the point where he's singing the things he is. Or maybe the best answer would be a mash-up of the two videos? Compare and contrast below:

And now the actual, official version:

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