He’s back! With his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem has returned and has already sold 792,000 copies! Eminem claims his new album is not a sequel but a re-visitation to his previous album The Marshall Mathers LP. The album includes the songs “Bezerk” “Rap God” and “The Monster” featuring Rihanna. “The Monster” is one of the more popular songs, considering it is played on the radio at least ten times a day. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is an upbeat album full of cockiness, witty remarks, and brutal honesty.
In “The Monster” featuring Rihanna, he raps “Wanted to receive attention for my music, wanted to be left alone in public, excuse me.” Eminem vocalizes about his bittersweet relationship with his fame. In one of his previous albums Encore, he includes a song that is dedicated to his daughter Haley, in which he apologizes for his new-found fame and the consequences that followed it. Eminem seems to regret his fame, because of the miles that were put between him and his daughter. The monster Eminem seems to be referring to in his new hit is the fame he has received over the years.
Later, the bittersweet relationship with his fame is completely thrown out the window when he produced “Rap God” and “Bezerk.” In “Rap God” he raps “I’m devastating, more than ever demonstrating how to give a m**********n’ audience a feeling like its levitating.” The entirety of the song is spent gloating on how he is a Rap God and all the other rappers need to bow down. The song was produced in complete cockiness. It gives a confident boost to the listener, which in return makes it one of the best songs on the album.
The song “Bezerk” is full of witty remarks and a whole bunch of back in the day hip-hop and rock mixed in within the melody. One of the older pieces of music within the track is The Beasties boy’s song “Fight for your right to party,” which came out in 1986. The older music that is intertwined within it really makes the song stick out of the album. “Bezerk” is a song full of energy, the occasional F bomb and a shout-out to Lamar Odom. Eminem even goes all out and puts Khloe Kardashian on blast!
Overall, his album is worth the purchase on ITunes. His song “Monster” will have the audience singing the chorus along with Rihanna, while “Rap God” provides a boost of confidence as well as witty remarks. As for “Bezerk” it will have the listener on their toes, waiting for the next lyric to come and finding themselves enjoying the old school Hip-Hop intertwined in it. As Eminem would say “Let yourself go” and buy The Marshall Mathers LP 2.