Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s upcoming The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is less than a month away from hitting store shelves and he’s shown no signs of slowing down his viral presence by releasing the new “Survival” music video.
Months after Em shot up the ‘net with his Call of Duty: Ghosts anthem, Slim Shady’s visual has now surfaced.
Eminem releases the music video for “Survival.” The song serves as a promotional single for the Call of Duty: Ghosts video game soundtrack. It’s produced by DJ Khalil and finds the Detroit MC ripping through the record like he’s out to prove something. “Let me remind you of what got me this far/Picture me quitting, now draw a circle around it/And put a line through it you slut/The survival of what,” he viciously raps. The visuals feature gameplay of Call of Duty in the background and Eminem sporting an all-black outfit to fit the mood of the song. At the end of the video Eminem approaches his childhood home in Detroit and walks away into the darkness. This last scene pulls its influence from the cover art of Em’s upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is due out November 5. (Complex)
According to recent reports, gamers pre-ordering the new Call of Duty title will receive a special discount on Em’s upcoming solo LP.
Both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Eminem’s new The Marshall Mathers LP 2 are releasing on November 5th, so to celebrate the hype surrounding both releases, fans will get a discounted offer on the latter. In collaboration with GameStop, anyone who pre-orders Ghosts at the retailer will get a code to download a special edition of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 featuring an exclusive, bonus studio track at a special discounted price of $8.99. (Game Zone)
Slim Shady also confirmed the big news with a statement on his unexpected power move.
“The energy and intensity of ‘Survival’ really matches Call of Duty: Ghosts. I’m excited to continue to be a part of the franchise.” said Eminem, whose “Survival” track was featured in the game’s multiplayer reveal trailer. Later this month, a music video trailer featuring the song and Ghosts’ gameplay will debut. “Call of Duty is the ultimate adrenaline rush. It’s the intensity and heart-pounding excitement you feel as the action unfolds. And Eminem embodies this same spirit and captures this in his music,” said Activision CMO Tim Ellis. (Game Zone)
Slim Shady’s “Survival” track premiered online in mid-August.
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)
Check out Eminem’s “Survival” music video: