A change of tune for Eminem as star apologises to mom in latest album

Eminem has lived up to his name as a "Rap God" in his latest album 'MMLP2'

Eminem has lived up to his name as a “Rap God” in his latest album ‘MMLP2’ Image: Eminem/Instagram

I must admit prior to listening to Eminem’s new album, The Marshall Mathers LP2, my excitement was unfortunately overshadowed by apprehension.

I found it hard to imagine how the Detroit rapper could live up to some of his classic hit albums such as Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP.

However, folks, the outcome is best said in the words of the legend himself from this album’s first single ‘Survival’: “I must be allergic to failure cause every time I come close to it I just sneeze, but I just go achoo then achieve”.

The Marshall Mathers LP2 is not only a cunningly crafted sequel to the first MMLP but introduces an interesting combination of new stories.

‘Bad Guy’ acts as a continuation of Eminem’s highly acclaimed song ‘Stan’, where it introduces a new character who turns out to be Stan’s younger brother.

‘Stan’ has a more original, raw tone to its melody but ‘Bad Guy’ acts as a great follow up to the story.

In ‘Bezerk’ Eminem channels an old school, Beastie Boys vibe with help from the legendary producer Rick Rubin.

MMLP2 breathes a sense of nostalgia and proves the ‘fire Marshall’ himself is back on top soaring to no1 on Billboard.

Granted Slim Shady’s lyrics may cause you to wince at certain times, but that’s to be expected from the controversial artist and his infamous acid tongue.

However, the biggest surprise from the album doesn’t include him verbally attacking someone – there’s a first for everything folks – but actually apologising to his mother in ‘Headlights’, featuring Nate Ruess.

The artist apologises for targeting her in many of his older songs, such as his hit single ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’.

Throughout many of the tracks on MMLP2 a haunting, sinister melody is juxtaposed with satirical lyrics and comical sound effects.

This album also includes a number of well know names such as Rihanna in ‘Monster’, Nate Ruess in ‘Headlights’, Sia in ‘Beautiful Pain’ and Skyler Grey in ‘A*****e’.

As one of the most influential artists on the planet Eminem certainly proves Shady is back and there’s no better way to sum up this album than to dub him ‘Rap God’.

Watch the video for his title track ‘Survival’ here (Warning- explicit content):


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