Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 cover art has started to make its rounds online thanks to one lucky Shady Records fan.
According to reports, one of Em’s Twitter followers publicly unveiled his upcoming album’s artwork.
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)
Coincidentally, the same house featured on the new cover is currently being auctioned off.
Want to own a piece of hip hop history, sort of, well gather up your funds and head to Michigan. Eminem’s childhood home, made famous on the cover of his album, The Marshall Mathers LP, is up for auction. The home is located in a derelict neighborhood filled with abandoned homes, and is said to go for anywhere between $33,000 to $44,000. This is the second time that the house has been on the market, first selling in 2007 for $24,650 with the owner immediately putting the house on Ebay for half a million dollars trying to capitalize of the house’s fame. Interesting right? So if you are interested, you know what to do. (Stupid Dope)
The latest Slim Shady music video features guest appearances courtesy of new school rappers like Kendrick Lamar to Detroit’s Kid Rock.
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 new Shady anthem premiered a few weeks ago 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)
Check out the “Berzerk” music video: