The FansDown Movement was created on November 15th, 2011 with the
direct purpose of reaching out to Eminem about his recent music.
Founded by Studioleaks.info, one of the biggest hip hop forums, it
was an attempt at voicing their frustrations along with plenty
others who were disappointed in Eminemís recent offerings.
Starting with Encore, Eminem went from unprecedented heights to
unprecedented lows in a flash. At one point, Eminem was regarded as
one of if not the best rapper alive. That all changed in 2004. From
2004-2009, with exception of a few songs, Eminem dropped music of
low quality and no doubt disappointed fans everywhere. In 2010,
Eminem somewhat regained at least a portion of his former glory with
Recovery and definitely made a step in the right direction
However, as fast as he gained his fansí appreciation back, it
disappeared with the release of the collaboration EP, Hell: The
Sequel. It didnít stop there as punch lines about Walmart, K-Mart,
fast food restaurants, piss, penises, and diarrhea were littered all
over his guest features. Not only was this a direct insult to his
fans after promising that he was back in full force, it was almost
as if he didnít care anymore. It was 2004 all over again. Only this
time, it wasnít because of drugs, which made it even harder for fans
Ever since the movement started, there have been particularly
negative responses towards us as people called his haters and
refused to believe that we were real fans. This is a statement from
the FansDown Movement to tell everyone that we are indeed fans. We
are not here to hate on Eminem. We donít like hating Eminemís music.
We want to see him do well. We believe that the music heís dropped
lately doesnít reflect the amount of talent and skill he has. Eminem
has so much freedom of creativity that most artists would love to
have. Eminem could make the worst album ever made and it would still
sell so much because he has such a following of devoted fans that
will listen and buy anything he releases. Eminem is possibly the
only artist that his label doesnít have to worry about because of
that fact. He should be dropping gems and genius masterpieces of
music but instead he decides to give his fans lackluster punch line
raps that donít resonate anywhere near as much as his older
Thatís not to say heís failed 100 percent because he hasnít. Heís
given us creative material like Dťjŗ vu, Seduction, Almost Famous,
Cinderella Man, and a few others. However, itís few and far in
between. Especially in 2011 where he hasnít dropped one great song.
So this is our way of trying to communicate to Eminem. We donít
necessarily want him to capture that 2000 feeling as heís older now
but he can find a new sound. Something that will blow us away. He
has the talent and skill to do so. When Eminem is creative, he can
be the greatest hip hop artist the human race has ever seen. When
Eminem isnít taking his music seriously enough though, we get some
of the worst music weíve ever heard.
We want to speak to Eminem. Whether itís directly or indirectly,
that doesnít matter. We want him to know that he can do so much
better and that his real fans wonít support his recent offerings.
Weíre not criticizing his music because weíre haters. We criticize
because we care. To the people who think weíre good for nothing
haters, we hope this clears everything up for you. We want you to
understand why weíre doing this. Maybe youíll join the FansDown
Movement because of this. Maybe you wonít. Either way though, we
hope you understand us a bit better now.
Eminem, if youíre reading this, youíre one of our favorite artists
of all time. To some of us, youíre THE favorite. Donít ruin that by
dropping more material like the Throw It Up verse and Hell: The
Sequel. You can do better. You know it too.