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Streamers react to Eminem’s surprise album “Music to be Murdered By”

Published: 17/Jan/2020 17:55 Updated: 17/Jan/2020 17:56

by Eli Becht

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On January 17, rapper Eminem dropped a surprise album, “Music to be Murdered By,” and now that people have had some time to listen to it, the reactions are pouring in.

It’s a hip-hop fan’s delight as a new Mac Miller and Eminem album released on the same day, giving them a lot of new music to listen to.

Many streamers and esports pros like to listen to music while they game, so this gives them a perfect opportunity to do so.

Since the album has been out long enough for people to listen to it several times by now, opinions are starting to come out.

The general consensus of Eminem himself is his older stuff is considered to be better than his newer albums. His surprise release of “Kamikaze” in 2018 was looked at as somewhat of a return to form, but he has been silent since then.

That album was released without any publicity and still got a lot of hype, so the Detroit rapper was likely hoping for the same thing with this new one.

For the most part, it’s looking like fans have been enjoying it. One particular standout from the album is “Darkness,” which is a song that recreates the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas and calls for stricter gun control in the United States.

While a lot of people will find themselves focusing on the message of that song, there are several other songs that streamers are enjoying, including Godzilla.

All in all, it sounds like this is shaping up to be a solid return to form for the 47-year-old rapper by these responses.

Of course, the album has its share of critics from the streaming community, and they made their voices heard as well.

Call of Duty League analyst Anthony ‘Nameless’ Wheeler calls the album one of the “worst listens top to bottom” he’s ever heard of a rap album.

On top of that, many fans are criticizing the rapper’s decision to use a lyric that references the Manchester Arena bombing during an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead.

Music opinions tend to change upon relistens of an album, so we’ll have to see if any of these takes change in the future.

In the meantime, you can listen to Eminem’s new album and form your own opinion.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.