Eminem New Album 2013: Eminem Releases 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' Cover Art, Features Slim Shady’s Childhood Home, Which Is Up for Auction
By Staff Writer | September 22, 2013 09:08 AM EDT
Eminem New Album 2013: Eminem revealed the cover art for his upcoming album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.” The cover is a shot of Eminem’s childhood home in Detroit. The house Eminem grew up in was recently put up for sale by auction
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The concept for Eminem’s new album, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” is a sequel to Eminem’s classic album of 2000, 'The Marshall Mathers LP” and the cover reflects that.
Eminem’s 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' is set to drop on November 5. It will include the Slim Shady’s recently released songs “Berzerk” and “Survival.” Eminem’s new album was produced by Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.
Eminem told ESPN’s Saturday Night Football Show "I'll probably be most excited to just be done with it. It's called 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' and it's kind of a revisit to the first Marshall Mathers LP. That's pretty much all I can probably say about it."
Eminem was on the sports station to promote his new single. Eminem’s new album is called “Marshall Mathers LP2” and it is set to drop in the fall. Eminem appeared on the halftime show to promote his new single and video, "Berzerk." Eminem’s new song "Berzerk" debuted on the Billboard "Hot 100" digital songs chart in the No. 2 spot with 362,000 downloads.
Eminem's "Berzerk" was produced by the legendary Rick Rubin. Eminem’s new album was produced by Rick Rubin and Dr. Dre. Rick Rubin also handled production for Kanye West’s “Yeezus.”
Eminem’s “Berzerk” draws from the styles and beats of Beastie Boys. Eminem’s “Berzerk” is a mix of raw sounds over a sample of Billy Squier's hit 1981 song "The Stroke." An associate said Billy Squire was flattered that Eminem sampled the song.
“Berzerk,” Eminem’s new track is a party anthem. It opens with a plea to “Take your shoes off, let your hair down, go berserk all night long.” The rapper then continues: “We’re gonna rock this house until we knock it down, so turn the volume loud” and later “Life’s too short, so now go for broke.”
The Berzerk clip that Eminem put up has him rapping “Let’s take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch/I’m about to bloody this track up, everybody get back/That’s why my pen needs a pad because my rhymes’ on the rag.”
Eminem put out the single “Survival” about a month ago. Eminem new album 2013 release date was announced during a commercial on the MTV VMAs on Sunday. Eminem put out two singles from the upcoming album, “Survival,” which can be heard on the trailer for a video game and “Berzerk” which hit store shelves this week. You can hear both Eminem’s new songs below.
Eminem, released his first album, “Infinite,” in 1996. Eminem followed that with “The Marshall Mathers LP” and “The Eminem Show.” Eminem put out his seventh studio album, “Recovery,” in 2010. It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. Eminem’s “Recovery” won the Best Rap Album Grammy that. Eminem’s “Recovery” was also nominated for a Best Album Grammy Award.
Slim Shady won 13 Grammy Awards. Eminem also won a Best Original Song Oscar at the Academy Awards for his hit from his 2002 film “8 Mile,” called “Lose Yourself.”
Fans accused Eminem of miming to his songs at this summer’s festival shows at Reading and Leeds in the U.S. Melvin Benn, who organized the festival came to Eminem’s defense saying, "There's some talk of [Eminem] miming? Fuck off. I have never heard such fucking nonsense in all my life."
Eminem’s new album, "MMLP2" is set to be released on Nov. 5.
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