Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has stayed true to plans of dropping new music with the release of his first official Marshall Mathers LP 2 single, “Berzerk,” this week.
The new Slim Shady anthem premiered Monday (August 26) night 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)
Em resorts to his witty past ways by name-dropping celebrities like the Kardashians and Khloe Kardashian‘s estranged husband Lamar Odom.
“They say that love is powerful as cough Annotatesyrup and Styrofoam /All I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo /With the ugly Kardashian /Lamar, oh sorry yo, we done both set the bar low /Bars hard, drugs hard thought that’s the past /But I done did enough codeine to knock Future into tomorrow /And girl I ain’t got no money to borrow /But I am tryin’ to find a way to get you alone, car note! /Oh, Marshall Mathers shouldn’t everybody know /Get the bar soap lathered, kangols and called Arthur’s Cargo’s /Girl you’re fixin’ to get your heart broke, don’t be absurd man /You bird brained baby I ain’t called anybody baby since Birdman /Unless you’re a swallow /Word, w-word man you heard, but don’t be discouraged girl /This is your jam, unless you got toe jam” (“Berzerk”)
Slim also reserves a few bars for lesser known celebs like Kevin Federline.
In typical Em fashion, there are also some bricks tossed at tabloid figures (Britney Spears’ ex, Kevin Federline, the Kardashians and troubled NBA star Lamar Odom) and props offered to his rap brethren, including Kendrick Lamar, Birdman, Dre’s old N.W.A. buddy MC Ren and Public Enemy. On the hyped-up bridge, Em sings, “Take your shoes off, let your hair down and go berzerk all night long/Grow your beard out, just weird out and go berzerk all night long.” (MTV)
Over the weekend, an announcement for Em’s new LP title and release date surfaced.
Announced in a new Beats by Dre commercial during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Eminem gives news fans have been waiting for. The Detroit MC officially announces The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will arrive on November 5. The follow-up to 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP will be executive produced by long-time mentor Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. Expect the album’s first single “Berzerk” to arrive on Tuesday, a snippet is previewed in the commercial. (Miss Info TV)
Check out Eminem’s “Berzerk”: