The video for Eminem’s “Crack A Bottle,” another Relapse single that was at one point claimed by 50 Cent for his own delayed Before I Self Destruct, leaked out onto the internet the other day. You can check it out at Nah Right. Unlike most hip-hop videos this one doesn’t show the actual rappers. No Em, Dr. Dre or 50! Tho there is a fugly homeless person & lots of hot girls.
The bum starts off the video screaching, laying next to a 40 that opens up revealing an inner apartment complex. For Eminem’s verse, the bottle shows Room #313 (Detroit’s area code) and shows how the Slim Shady felt during his struggle with addiction: The room, like the “3 A.M.” video, shows a troubled man trapped in a cell surrounded by his own paranoia and schizophrenia as the lyrics of “Crack” are sprawled all over the walls. For Dre’s verse, we jump to Room #213 (So-Cal’s area code), a smoky tattoo parlor. Finally, for 50 Cent’s Room #718, we get some insight into what goes on in the mind of Fiddy: Beautiful women traipse around a nightclub, making out with one another while making it rain with stacks of cash.