News: All Hail Eminem, Slim Shady Declares Himself "Rap God" [Audio]

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 6:32PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Weeks away from his long-awaited Marshall Maters LP 2 hitting store shelves, rap star Eminem has treated diehard fans to a new record called "Rap God."

The follow-up to "Berzerk," Slim Shady's newest anthem officially lands on iTunes Monday (October 14) night.

Eminem goes from Marshall Mathers to "Rap God" on the third release off his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The Detroit rapper proves why he's one of hip-hop's greatest while spitting rapid-fire rhymes. "MCs get taken to school with this music/ 'Cause I use it as a vehicle to bust-a-rhyme/ Now I lead a new school full of students," he raps, while paying homage to Rakim, Tupac, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E. (Rap-Up)

Last week, the LP's tracklisting made its way online.

As we get approach the release date to Eminem's highly anticipated eighth studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', the veteran Detroit MC gives us a look at the official tracklisting. The 16-track project will be executive-produced by Dr. Dre and Rubin Rubin and will feature artists Skylar Grey, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Nate Ruess. Arriving on November 5th, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' is led by Em's hit Billboard single 'Berzerk'. If you haven't already, be sure to watch Eminem's newly released video for his 'Call Of Duty'-themed track 'Survival'. Take a look at the tracklist below and give us your thoughts in the comment section. 1. Bad Guy 2. Parking Lot (Skit) 3. Rhyme Or Reason 4. So Much Better 5. Survival 6. Legacy 7. Asshole Ft. Skylar Grey 8. Berzerk 9. Rap God 10. Brainless 11. Stronger Than I Was 12. The Monster Ft. Rihanna 13. So Far... 14. Love Game Ft. Kendrick Lamar 15. Headlights Ft. Nate Ruess 16. Evil Twin (Direct Lyrics)

The highly anticipated project's cover art surfaced across the Internet a few weeks ago.

Eminem took to Twitter today to give one lucky fan a first look at the official artwork for his heavily anticipated album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'. The fan (as probably most would have done) then decided to share the cover with the rest of world. Reminiscent of the cover for the first 'Marshall Mathers LP', Em takes us back to his childhood home in Detroit, which is now up for auction and boarded up. (Direct Lyrics)

Aside from his new "Survival" music video, Slim Shady recently released the visual for "Berzerk."

Eminem released a music video for his new single "Berzerk" this afternoon, and featured in the video is a slew of celebrity guests such as Kendrick Lamar, Rick Rubin, Slaughterhouse, and Kid Rock. In true Eminem style, he leads off his album with a fun kind of kooky single that may not even sound like anything else from the rest of the album. The exception was his last album, which led off with the serious and inspiring "Not Afraid." The video is even a classic look for Eminem as he goes back to his Slim Shady days where his hair was dyed blond. He brings back the familiar whiny and playful flow on the song. Recently Eminem's rapping has been a lot more aggressive. (Christian Post)

The Shady anthem premiered online over the summer via premium radio station Shade 45.

Eminem has shared "Berzerk", the aptly-named new single off The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his upcoming eighth studio album and the sequel to his 2000 album The Marhsall Mathers LP. Sampling Billy Squier's "The Stroke", the song harkens back to Em's early material when his tongue was pressed more firmly in his cheek, while also taking more than a few playful notes from Beastie Boys' songbook. "Berzerk" was premiered this evening on Eminem's Sirius/XM radio station Shade 45; listen to the studio version below (via RapRadar). It will be available to purchase digitally beginning Midnight Tuesday. (Consequence of Sound)

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