Now that the hype pushing Nothing Was The Same, Old, and My Name Is My Name has begun to fade it’s all eyes on Marshall Mathers as the world prepares for the latest album from Detroit’s golden child.
Having ridden the hype of “Survival” and “Berzerk” for the better part of two months, Eminem surprised the world this afternoon by debuting his new single “Rap God.” The song is the third to surface off The Marshall Mathers LP2, and as the title alludes, it features the 8 Mile star proving once and for all why he deserves to be placed alongside the great artists in hip-hop history. The beat takes a backseat to the lyrics, which come at you almost as fast as your mind can process what Marshall is laying down, and the results are guaranteed to leave you reaching for the replay button at least a handful of times. You can stream “Rap God” at the end of this post.
“Berzerk” did nothing for me and “Survival” was okay at best, but there is fire in Eminem’s veins as far as “Rap God” is concerned that cannot be denied. He delivers bar after bar of wordplay that will put your favorite emcee to shame, and follows them with even better lines. If this is what we can expect on Marshall Mathers LP 2 considered it an instant contender for album of the year.
Marshall Mathers LP 2 arrives in stores this November. Comment below and let us know if “Rap God” is a fitting title.