Eminem's latest single Berzerk from his forthcoming eighth solo studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has been officially released. His latest album is produced by Rick Rubin and Dr. Dre and drops on November 5.
Eminem thanked his fans for helping sustain him through dark times when he was struggling with drug abuse, depression, and tenuous relationships with his family during a performance in New York City Thursday night.
The 'Lose Yourself' rapper's new single carries a lot of samples from familiar tunes such as Billy Squier's "The Stroke"and is somewhat reminiscent of the Beastie Boys' aggressive tunes.
He once rapped about being compared to the Beastie Boys: "Go bitches on my jock out in East Detroit/ 'Cause they think I'm a motherf****ng Beastie Boy. So I told them I was Mike D."
Eminem, now 40, rapped about how he sees himself when he turns that age on his first Marshall Mathers LP in 2000.
"But when it's all said and done I'll be 40 before I know it with a 40 on the porch tellin' stories/With a bottle of Jack, two grandkids in my lap."
Although he doesn't have two grandkids yet, he seems to be fulfilling his vision a few years back by making a sequel to one of his greatest albums.
Meanwhile, Eminem mentioned a Kardashian and hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar in Berzerk:
"They say that love is powerful as cough syrup and Styrofoam/ All I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo/ With the ugly Kardashian/
Lamar, oh sorry we done both set the bar low
Lamar's 'Control' verse slammed other rappers and puts himself alongside the best rappers that includes Jay Z, Nas, Eminem and Andre 3000 of The OutKast.
Reactions to his talked-about track were mixed with some praising the rapper for raising the importance of competition within the hip hop community.
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