Eminem Announces New Album Title, Puts Out First Official Single
It has been close to a year a new album from Eminem has been rumored. But save for a song added to the latest Call of Duty game and some performances in Europe, not much has actually been known about the release – until this weekend.
Ideally waiting for a prime opportunity to reveal the news, the Detroit-born rapper announced the album’s title as MMLP2 on his official website. Label Interscope later confirmed the official title is The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Along with this, first official single “Berzerk” was revealed in a clip.
“Berzerk” officially came out today, and during the course of the track, Eminem goes after multiple celebrities with his lyrics, from a Kardashian to Kendrick Lamar to Birdman to what sounds like Kevin Federline (K-Fed). The track was produced by Rick Rubin and, like the rest of MMLP2, co-produced by Dr. Dre. There’s a certain ‘80s quality to “Berzerk,” down to the sample of Billy Squier’s “The Stroke” to his Beastie Boys’ type rhymes.
While the single dropped this week to mixed reception – some like it, while others find it sounds too cheap and sloppy – the album is officially scheduled to drop on November 5.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to hear “Berzerk,” listen to it below: