Grammy-winning rapper Eminem decided to go the viral route in announcing his new music plans by using one of Dr. Dre‘s Beats By Dre clips over the weekend.
In an Em-themed teaser, Slim Shady’s new LP title and release date are announced.
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)
Earlier this month, Em’s new “Survival” track premiered across the Internet.
Please pardon the interruption but something other than Kendrick Lamar is happening in hip-hop. Today, we get to finally hear some new music from Eminem. It’s a song called “Survival” and it’s featured as background music for the new Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer. Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg announced earlier this year that the Detroit rapper would be releasing an album in 2013, and after receiving “Survival,” it’s clear they’re on schedule to execute that plan. There’s no word yet on whether “Survival” will be included on his upcoming album. However, this is a similar move he made back in 2010 with Recovery, where the Pink-assisted “Won’t Back Down” was used for the Call of Duty: Black Ops trailer. Either way, get hyped. (Complex)
Shady Records affiliate Alchemist recently spoke on Em’s return to consistent music-making.
“That’s my boss. I deejay for him and I’m not at liberty to speak on much, but you know his caliber and what he does. Clearly going to further territories. I think what you would expect, especially after the last go-round. … He was just getting his feet back on Relapse and then Recovery just came with the smash hits and everything and I think now — he’s Eminem.” (MTV)
Recently, D12’s Mr. Porter said Slim’s next album should arrive by this fall.
Shady’s fresh beats were “supposed to” drop the day after Memorial Day (May 28)… well, that didn’t happen. Now rumors suggest that the release date is July 2. But according to former D12 rapper and Eminem’s hype man Mr. Porter, it’s more likely that the record will hit air-wives sometime in the fall (or late summer). (M Starz)
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