The album is extremely dark & morbid, lots of stuff about rape, murder, pills, etc., meant to be humorous. If you can't laugh at some of this stuff, then you will most likely hate the album. This is not something meant to take seriously. There is absolutely nothing as far as positive messages. 'Insane' is about being molested by a step-dad, very silly, 'My Mom', another silly song about how he became a drug-addict all because of his mom, 'Beautiful' is pretty out of place on this album, a serious song about overcoming his struggles with addiction, the only thing on this album close to having a positive message, there's '3 AM', a dark song about popping pills and going on killing sprees, & 'Same Song & Dance', a song about abducting and raping women. This obviously isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea, but if you have a morbid sense of humor, you're going to love it. This, the Marshall Mathers LP, & Slim Shady LP are the only Eminem albums I honestly enjoyed, Relapse being my favorite. I don't recommend it for fans of songs like 'Lose Yourself', 'Love The Way You Lie', or 'When I'm Gone'. This is pure Slim Shady, where every woman is a whore just waiting to be raped. As long as you understand that Eminem's just joking around, trying to get a "I can't believe he said that!" kind of reaction out of you, should be fun to listen to. This is definitely an album for teens/adults, no one any younger should be listening to Eminem at all.