Eminem Marshall Mathers LP
Legendary rapper Eminem is currently putting the finishing touches on his eighth album the Marshall Mathers LP 2. The album is a sequel to his third album Marshall Mathers LP which was released in 2000. The album was released on Interscope Records and produced mostly by Dr. Dre and Eminem. The album sold over 1.76 million copies in the first week alone and to date sold 21 million copies worldwide. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and won for Best Rap Album in 2001. Major publications like Rolling Stone, Time and XXL ranked the album one of the greatest rap albums of all time. It featured the singles “The Real Slim Shady”, “The Way I Am”, and the disturbing “Stan”.
The third single was considered one of his most critically successfully tracks of his career. “Stan” is a story of a fan who is obsessed with Eminem and writes to him but doesn’t receive a reply. Stan drives his car off a bridge with his pregnant girlfriend in the trunk. The first three verses are delivered by Stan, the first two in letter form and the third being spoken as he is about to drive off a bridge and is recording a cassette with the intent (but, he realizes too late, not the means) to send it to Eminem. The song features lines from Dido’s Thank You. Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ranked it number 290. It was also ranked the 270th best song of all time in November 2008 by Acclaimedmusic.net.
The Marshall Mathers LP also featured the song “Kim” which was about Eminem’s then wife Kim Mathers. The song’s lyrical context displays his anger and hate towards the mother of his child. The intense song was removed from Marshall Mathers LP the clean version. When Eminem performed the record he would go on stage with an anatomically correct doll representing Kim which he would abuse. Eminem was eventually sued by the real Kim who claims she attempted to commit suicide after hearing the record. The song’s disturbing lyrical context also details her fictitious death.
Marshall Mathers LP 2 Confirmed Songs
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is set for release November 5th and the lead single Berzerk was released August 27th. The song samples Billy Squier’s “The Stroke”, as well as the Beastie Boys’ “The New Style” and “Fight for Your Right”, both songs taken from their 1986 debut album Licensed to Ill, which Rubin had also produced. Music producer and executive Rick Rubin is executive producing Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song debuted at number 3 on Billboard Hot 100. It became Eminem’s 15th top 10 hit on the charts.
The first single to Marshall Mathers LP 2 has also received positive reviews from music critics who have been long awaiting Eminem’s return to music. Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song 4 out of 5 stars, stating the song “harks back” to Eminem’s “Slim Shady days” The music video for Berzerk officially premiered September 9th on Vevo.
Survival is the second confirmed track on Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song is a pre-order bonus when pre-ordering the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts. The song features vocals on the chorus from Liz Rodrigues of The New Royales. The song premiered on August 14, 2013 to promote the multiplayer trailer for “Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Eminem has joined the line up for the first ever Youtube Awards. He is scheduled to perform a set from his upcoming eighth album. It’s likely that the rapper could perform some never-before-heard material from The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The award show will be hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman and it will air live at Pier 36 in New York. Other confirmed performers for the 90-minute award show include Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire as well as musicians who rose to fame via YouTube.
On September 20th Eminem released the official art cover for Marshall Mathers LP 2. The Marshall Mathers 2 LP cover art features an image of the childhood home of Eminem, which was also featured on one of the two covers of the Detroit rapper’s 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP. The home is available for purchase on the Michigan Land Bank website, as per mlive.com.
During the 2013 Video Music Awards in which Miley Cyrus became famous for her twerk Beats By Dre premiered a commercial featuring Eminem. The commercial indicated that the effort would be executive produced by longtime mentor and Aftermath Entertainment backer Dr. Dre, as well as Def Jam Records co-founder and acclaimed producer Rick Rubin. Dre has executive produced Em’s solo albums in the past, most recently 2010′s Recovery.
Marshall Mathers Biography
His real name is Marshall Mathers and you probably know him as Eminem. He’s the biggest selling artist of the past decade earning 11 Grammys and 1 Oscar. and mountains of criticism for lyrics that are profane as they are poetic. Whether you are a rap fan or not Eminem’s life story is a tale of success against all odds. It’s almost amazing how a white kid with only a ninth grade education could propel to the top of a genre of music that was predominately an African-American art form.
He’s been fighting since he was a kid living on the rough side of Detroit’s eight mile which divided the white suburbs form the mostly black impoverished city. Eight mile is also the title of the critically acclaimed movie Eminem starred in. His character based largely on himself, an aspiring white rapper with a dead in job, a troubled mother and a dream of escaping his bleak life. He came form not just a broken home but a series of them. With a single mom he lived hand to mouth on and off welfare constantly moving form one place to another. He would change schools 2 to 3 times per year. The roughest and most formative part. He was a shy kid in rough schools. There were instances where he was beat up in the hallways and shoved in the lockers mostly because he was the new kid.
After dropping out of high school he began competing in local rap battles. Hip Hop has always been about bragging and boasting. He finally found something that he could do that most of the other kids couldn’t. It felt like he began getting respect. But that respect was hard one because he was the only white kid competing in the battles. He was constantly told he wouldn’t belong because of his color.
Eminem Rise to Fame – Drug Addiction
Ever since he broke out from the underground into the mainstream in 1999 with his first album he has amazed audiences and critics alike with his ability to tell stories through lyrics and rapid fire word play. Eminem writes his own songs and delights in rhyming words others can’t. His music has been a painfully subtle way of settling scores with his mother and father who left him when he was 6 months old. He never met him and doesn’t intend to.
Despite his controversial lyrics he’s sold more than 80 million records worldwide and the attention was something he struggled with. For much of his career he was high during performances and eventually became addicted to ambien and vicodin. In December 2007 he overdosed collapsing in the bathroom of his LA home. He was close to dying. The doctors told him if he didn’t get immediate medical attention he would have been gone in 2 hours. He’s been sober 3 years now but has had to reteach himself how to write and perform.
He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone magazine which ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The same magazine declared him The King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 42 million tracks and 49.1 million albums in the United States