Eminem's 'No Love' leaks, features Lil Wayne, and samples Haddaway's 'What is Love'

lil-wayne-eminemImage Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesLast night (June 7) “No Love,” a song from Eminem‘s forthcoming Recovery set, leaked online. It features incarcerated rhymer Lil Wayne. Both spit venomous rhymes. I’ll get to those in a bit. More surprising is the beat their vocals are tracked to. Somehow producer Just Blaze transformed Haddaway’s 1993 pop dance track “What is Love” into a menacing cut with kicking bass. The obvious sample doesn’t seem like it required too much effort from Blaze and isn’t one of his best offerings. In his defense, Eminem isn’t the type to select beats like T.I.’s “Live Your Life” or Jay-Z’s “Show Me What You Got,” some of Blaze’s biggest records to date. He seems to prefer simpler, more open records to make sure his words are highlighted. Em’s no stranger to sampling. Back in 2000 producer Mark the 45 King gave him one of his biggest hits yet, “Stan.”  The Dido-sampling track about an overzealous fan was a quaint record that allowed Eminem to tell his eerie story.

On “No Love,” Wayne and Em choose to go the aggressive route. Each takes a turn letting out their anger with intricate lyrics, making up for the lackluster beat. Referring to his jail sentence in the first verse, Wayne asks “Okay, you want me up in a cage? Then I’ll come out in beast mode.” Eminem comes in after rapping about how all his so-called peers need to be yanked off the stage. “Where the f— is Kanye when you need him,” he quips. “Snatch the mic from them. I’m gonna let you finish in a minute. Yeah, that verse was tight. But I’m trying to spit the greatest verse of all time.”

Have you heard “No Love” yet? What do you think of it? Does the beat serve its purpose? Or is it just boring? Let us know.

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  • Will

    Lil Wayne’s boring. :\

    • courtney

      anyone that think lil wayne and eminem is wack yall wrong yall jus dont no music get real they go hard like gucci so dont hate

  • Helena

    the whole album was leaked

  • john

    wayne is horrendous in all he does… i am ashamed of eminem for doing anything with him!

    • wizleman

      em verse was whack just cuz he spit fast on the track u guys like aww ma that was awesome dude

  • Donkey

    Em’s verse is sickening on that track. Why would anyone even agree to do a song with him when they’re just going to get embarrassed every time?

  • relaxxxx

    lil wayne kills it on this track. love the beat. the sample of haddaway is just right on the track. its not overwhelming but at the same time its sick that you know its there. and the cd is amazing. eminem is definitely back

  • russell

    eminem and lil wayne both kill this, definately my fav song from the album either that or not afraid

  • Chrnic

    I don’t like Wayne either. I think he was bad on all the other songs with em. But I have to say, he killed it on this song. Im sure Em helped, keep it up!!

  • Stopin’ThemHaterz

    Stop to hate on Wayne… Em’ said it “he is ONE of the greatest right now”. both killed this song, off the chain

  • Theh

    WTF! The beats not his greatest but it’s solid to good.

    Wayne raised his game on this but em raised his even further and still won it- amazing when wayne’s verse could kill nearly any other verse.

  • Berryz

    song sucks

  • Akin

    The beat is lacklustre? This coming from the magazine that kisses Twilight’s ass, I think I’ll judge for myself, thank you very much. And so should you readers. The beat is tight. Really tight. Em and Lil Wayne deliver 100%. Entertainment Weekly isn’t interested in anything that isn’t Justin Bieber or Twilight.

    • kyle

      Agreed. Weezy’s lyrics are ill. he’s not sick, this song’s sick. the drops sick. epic opposing flows from the two most successful rappers currently in the game.

  • Luis

    i’m no fan of Lil’ Wayne, but he really stepped up his game on this track but Em stepped it up even more. Same with Drop the World. It’s like every time they work together, Wayne does better

  • John

    Em is not kidding when he says the greatest verse of all time. His flow in that song has taken rap to an all time high. It is not the quickest rap. It is not the most clever rap. But it is the most clever quick rap I have ever heard. Period.

  • JCAnela34

    its funny lil wayne use to rip tracks apart without even trying now he kinda killed his uniqueness and now he really tries when he gets on tracks with em cuz its competitive but lil wayne is like the boy who cried wolf.

  • tangymandy:)

    Wayne re-wrote, re-did, and re-mixed his verse, and Eminem STILL killed him! :D

    • Rob Caldwell

      Listen, those who said Wayne didn’t kill No Love is lost. Wayne killed it like he did the Carter 2, most of his lyrics have a double meaning, genius, eminem killed it to

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