News: Eminem Finally Pencils In Big Date, Sets Bar High For "Rap God" Unveiling [Video]
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 10:42PM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem is still going hard with the promotion behind his new Marshall Mathers LP 2 solo album by revealing plans to release a music video for hard-hitting track, "Rap God," next week.
If all goes accordingly, Slim Shady fans will see Em's new visual just in time for Thanksgiving.
After teasing fans with a photo of him and Rihanna, insinuating that a video for 'The Monster' was on the way, the Rap God himself releases this 27 second teaser before the full video for 'Rap God' drops on November 27th. Rich Lee directed this visual, which pays homage to the popular TV series 'Max Headroom' from the 80s. This oughta be good. (HHNM)
Although brief with the details, Em's manager Paul Rosenberg recently revealed the visual would likely premiere before Turkey Day.
Rosenberg said the "Rap God" music video is scheduled to come out in about two weeks. And while he won't reveal much about touring plans or what's coming next, he said Eminem fans should be excited. The rapper did perform at a handful of European festivals this summer and is booked to play four gigs in New Zealand and Australia in February. But no U.S. dates have been announced. "Marshall's settled into a good place in his life, carer," Rosenberg said. "He's a lot more comfortable being who he is, and I think that's really going to be beneficial for his fans." (Detroit Free Press)
In early November, Slim Shady managed to snag an "Artist of the Year" trophy and performed "Rap God" at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.
Fresh off his "SNL" appearance, Eminem was back on stage at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards on Sunday. With some help from Mr. Porter, the Detroit rapper performed his MMLP2 cut "Rap God" against a stark black-and-white set. The Syndrome-directed performance was shot live at New York City's Pier 36 and broadcast around the world. He was also named Artist of the Year, beating out fan favorites including Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and One Direction. (Rap-Up)
Despite crowning himself "Rap God" last month, Em downplayed truly seeing himself as one a few weeks ago.
"I think everything switches back and forth from hour to hour, day by day with me. That whole "Rap God" record pretty much from top to bottom is tongue in cheek. So I mean, do I want to feel like that? Maybe sometimes. Again, it goes back to everybody who competitive raps and does this for just purely the sport of it wants to be the best. Again, that's why Kendrick's verse worked so well because he only said what every rapper's already thinking, If you don't want to be the best, then why are you rapping?" (Rolling Stone)
Check out Eminem's "Rap God" teaser: