The rapper's new single is out now.
The new single, “Rap God” came out on Monday, and it's part of Eminem's upcoming album, Marshall Matters LP 2. The 40 year old performer last had an album out in 2011 (Hell: The Sequel), in collaboration with Bad Meets Evil. This is not the first single off the new album, since Berzerk was released in August, but the entire new record will be available for purchase starting November 5.
Eminem, who is number 83 in Rolling Stone's top 100 greatest artists, pays tribute to old school rap, doing his own chorus, speaking about what it's like to be a rap god, and mentioning the rappers that inspired him (“I'm a product of Rakim, Lakim/Shabazz, Tupac N/ W.A., Cube, hey Doc, Ren/ Yella, Eazy”). “I know there was one time when I was king of the underground,” he raps, even though he's clearly become successful and mainstream since. But you can listen to the whole thing yourselves:
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