On This Day, Exactly 11 Years Ago, Eminem Released “Ass Like That”



On this day, exactly 11 years ago (June 4, 2005), Eminem released “Ass Like That” as the sixth and final single of Encore. The song at #4 in UK Singles Charts, #4 in the Irish Charts, #6 in Denmark Charts, #9 in New Zealand Single Charts, #10 in Australian Single Charts and #60 in US Billboard Hot 100.

Below you can read what critics are saying about the song:

AllMusic wrote: “Here, Eminem is plain-spoken and literal, intent on refuting every critic from Benzino at The Source to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who gets an entire song (“Ass Like That”) devoted to him.”

DX editor J-23 was divided: “”Ass Like That” is gonna be a song you either love or hate. Whatever the case, it sure is surreal to hear him rap an entire song as that Triumph puppet from MTV.”

Pitchfork was positive: “Em also shines when he spins well off his axis (…) the R. Kelly/Triumph the Insult Comic Dog-baiting ‘Ass Like That’ but he noted that the song sounds like mixtape.”

NME magazine was proud: “silly, groin-levelled doodle that demonstrates both producer and rhymer aren’t just on autopilot, they’re having a nice snooze in the cockpit while the plane plummets towards Earth. Or to put it another way, this track is undercooked juvenile shite.”

USA Today wrote that “On the lighter side, he name-drops the likes of Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on ‘Ass Like That’.”

RapReviews noted that “In ‘Ass Like That’ Slim impersonates Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for three perverse verses of ogling over the Olsen twins and booty bashing Hilary Duff.”

Stylus Magazine was negative: “‘Ass Like That’, Em’s ‘response’ to Triumph, fares better, and actually makes a pretty salient point about Hollywood’s fetishization of barely legal starlets, but then you realize that it’s AN ANSWER RECORD TO AN AWARDS SHOW BEEF WITH A HAND PUPPET and suddenly you’re not even able to make eye contact with the album cover anymore” and he added it does flash some Eminem’s once-patented lyrical venom.”