Eminem New Album 2013 Release Date for 4th Single 'The Monster' feat. Rihanna Unveiled, Rapper 'Working Harder Than Ever' for Final Mixes
By Daniella Chen , Crossmap On October 25, 2013
Eminem's new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" has its release date fast approaching on Nov. 5, but the rapper is still working on the highly anticipated release of 2013, and "working harder than ever" past his deadline.
"Right now, I'm probably working harder than I've ever worked in my life," Eminem told Rolling Stone.
While the track list is already out, the final mixes are not finalized yet, despite the imminent release date.
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"Aside from around the time of The Eminem Show, when I was also doing the 8 Mile movie and soundtrack and score and shit like that. This is probably the equivalent of that, but all focused on the record," said Eminem.
Titling his new album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" was obviously intentional, naturally gathering expectations for it to be like a sequel of his 2000 album "The Marshall Mathers LP."
"Calling it The Marshall Mathers LP 2, obviously I knew that there might be certain expectations," the 40-year-old rapper told the magazine.
"I wouldn't want to call it that just for the sake of calling it that. I had to make sure that I had the right songs – and just when you think you got it, you listen and you're like, 'Fuck, man! I feel like it needs this or that,' to paint the whole picture."
So far, singles released from MMLP2 include the now platinum "Berzerk," :Survival," and the latest "Rap God" which included controversial slurs.
The new album's fourth single "The Monster" awaits its debut next week, according to the announcement made on Thursday.
"Hear @Eminem feat @Rihanna "The Monster" first on @987ampradio on October 28! #shady #detroit #MMLP2," according to a Twitter message from the Detroit radio station.
The latest reveal "Rap God" received lots of praise from fans and raised much controversy from the public.
“I’m beginning to feel like a Rap God / All my people from the front to the back nod,” the lyrics goes.
"Be a king? Think not - why be a king when you can be a God?"
In "Rap God," Eminem spits 6,077 words in 6:05 minutes, which comes down to16.4 words per second.
“Eminem is outrageous. I listened to 'Rap God' on my phone with the volume on one but it was in my ear so it was still loud, and my wife was asleep next to me and I was just trying to listen to the song with it in my ear. But I made the mistake of listening to it at 11:30 at night when I was supposed to be going to sleep,” Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe told EntertainmentWise.
“I couldn't go to sleep for like an hour because every time he just kept delivering a line, by the end of it I was so astonished that my blood was rushing. I had 15 minutes where I was like, I don't know what to do now, I was so hyped up from hearing. For him to be able to do that that far into his career and still be that remarkable and that hungry to rhyme.”
Among the insane amount of lyrics, Eminem did not fail to include some homophobic slurs that raised eyebrows.
"Little gay looking boy
So gay I can barely say it with a straight face looking boy
You witnessing a massacre
Like you watching a church gathering take place looking boy
Oy vey, that boy's gay, that's all they say looking boy
You get a thumbs up, pat on the back
And a way to go from your label everyday looking boy," the rapper spits out.
"Since the height of Eminem's popularity, hip-hop's biggest names have made major strides to tear down the once-entrenched homophobia of the genre," The Week's Scott Meslow commented, according to The Huffington Post.
"With The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem had a similar opportunity to demonstrate growth as both an artist and a human being — and once again, he failed to take it. Instead, he's turned his considerable talents as an artist to the same regressive, lazy garbage he was spewing in 2000."
Will there be some more controversy in the star-studded song list?
The entire track list of "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
1. "Bad Guy"
2. "Parking Lot" (skit)
3. "Rhyme Or Reason"
4. "So Much Better"
7. "Asshole" (featuring Skylar Grey)
9. "Rap God"
11. "Stronger Than I Was"
12. "The Monster" (featuring Rihanna)
13. "So Far..."
14. "Love Game" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
15. "Headlights" (featuring Nate Ruess)
16. "Evil Twin"