Slaughterhouse’s Crooked I has stepped forward with his reaction to Eminem raising eyebrows with his new, hard-hitting “Rap God” Marshall Mathers LP 2 anthem this week.
Fully behind the record, Crooked said not too many artists can keep surprising fans like Slim Shady.
“It was crazy,” Crooked I said in an interview. “It’s just always refreshing to hear a super mainstream artist with bars and skills because a lot of these mainstream dudes that’s rapping out there is wack as f*ck. So, here’s somebody who has all the success and has achieved so much in the game and he still has bars to bar you out the game. It’s real refreshing. He basically took the art of double-time rapping and displayed the many different ways you can do that. There’s different cadences you can use when you’re double-timing. He just displayed almost all of them on one song.” (HHDX)
The Slaughterhouse member also noted Em’s knack for paying homage.
“You can go look up the Hip Hop pioneers,” Crooked I continued. “If you’re really into the culture, as an emcee, you can go find out what Big Daddy Kane was spittin’, what Kool G Rap was spittin’. You can go to listen to the whole Illmatic [by Nas] front-to-back. You can go listen to [Jay Z‘s] Reasonable Doubt. There’s no excuse. With Em, he has a 360 degree knowledge of the game…Eminem is displaying that he’s a real Hip Hop emcee [on ‘Rap God’]. You can’t take that away from him ever. That’s what I love about that song.” (HHDX)
The follow-up to “Berzerk,” Slim Shady’s newest anthem officially premiered online Monday.
Eminem goes from Marshall Mathers to “Rap God” on the third release off his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The Detroit rapper proves why he’s one of hip-hop’s greatest while spitting rapid-fire rhymes. “MCs get taken to school with this music/ ‘Cause I use it as a vehicle to bust-a-rhyme/ Now I lead a new school full of students,” he raps, while paying homage to Rakim, Tupac, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E. (Rap-Up)
Last week, the LP’s tracklisting made its way online.
As we get approach the release date to Eminem’s highly anticipated eighth studio album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’, the veteran Detroit MC gives us a look at the official tracklisting. The 16-track project will be executive-produced by Dr. Dre and Rubin Rubin and will feature artists Skylar Grey, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Nate Ruess. Arriving on November 5th, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ is led by Em’s hit Billboard single ‘Berzerk’. If you haven’t already, be sure to watch Eminem’s newly released video for his ‘Call Of Duty’-themed track ‘Survival’. Take a look at the tracklist below and give us your thoughts in the comment section. 1. Bad Guy 2. Parking Lot (Skit) 3. Rhyme Or Reason 4. So Much Better 5. Survival 6. Legacy 7. Asshole Ft. Skylar Grey 8. Berzerk 9. Rap God 10. Brainless 11. Stronger Than I Was 12. The Monster Ft. Rihanna 13. So Far… 14. Love Game Ft. Kendrick Lamar 15. Headlights Ft. Nate Ruess 16. Evil Twin (Direct Lyrics)
Check out “Rap God”: