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The Marshall Mathers LP 2

2013 studio album by Eminem

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is the eighth studio album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on November 5, 2013.

The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
RecordedMarch 2012–October 2013[1]
GenreHip hop
Length1:18:13
Label
Producer
Eminem chronology
Hell: The Sequel
(2011)
The Marshall Mathers LP 2
(2013)
Revival
(2017)
Singles from The Marshall Mathers LP 2
  1. "Berzerk"
    Released: August 27, 2013
  2. "Survival"
    Released: October 8, 2013
  3. "Rap God"
    Released: October 15, 2013
  4. "The Monster"
    Released: October 29, 2013
  5. "Headlights"
    Released: February 5, 2014

The album is a sequel to Eminem's most praised work, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). Production for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 took place from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin were the executive producers.

Music critics mostly gave the album positive reviews. Praise went to Eminem's technical rapping skill and production choices. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was Eminem's best-reviewed album at Metacritic since The Eminem Show (2002).

BackgroundEdit

On May 24, 2012, Eminem said that he had begun working on his next album in an interview on Hot 97's morning show with Peter Rosenberg.[2]

On February 8, 2013, Shady Records president and Eminem manager Paul Rosenberg told Billboard: "We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He's been working on it for some time. It's safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day [May 27] at some point, but we're not exactly sure when."[3]

On August 25, 2013, two Beats by Dre commercials aired during the MTV Video Music Awards revealed that Eminem's eighth studio album would be titled The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and would be released on November 5, 2013.[4]

On September 20, 2013, the cover artwork was revealed on Eminem's Twitter account.[5]

On October 10, 2013, the track listing was revealed.[6]

SongsEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Bad Guy"   7:14
2. "Parking Lot" (skit) 0:55
3. "Rhyme or Reason"   5:01
4. "So Much Better"   4:21
5. "Survival"   4:32
6. "Legacy"   4:56
7. "Asshole" (featuring Skylar Grey) 4:48
8. "Berzerk"   3:58
9. "Rap God"   6:03
10. "Brainless"   4:46
11. "Stronger Than I Was"   5:36
12. "The Monster" (featuring Rihanna) 4:10
13. "So Far..."   5:17
14. "Love Game" (featuring Kendrick Lamar) 4:56
15. "Headlights" (featuring Nate Ruess) 5:43
16. "Evil Twin"   5:56
Total length:
78:13


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Eminem Manager Paul Rosenberg On The Evolution Of Slim Shady". XXL. Harris Publications. Retrieved 2013-11-07.
  2. "Eminem Confirms Slaughterhouse on Summer Jam AND He is Starting His New Album!!". Hot 97. Emmis Communications. 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  3. Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-02-08). "Eminem's Next Album Due 'Post-Memorial Day': Exclusive". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  4. Coulehan, Erin (2013-08-25). "Eminem Announces New Album 'MMLP2'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  5. Jacobs, Matthew (2013-09-20). "Eminem Unveils 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' Cover Art Depicting Childhood Home In Detroit". The Huffington Post. AOL. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  6. Davis, Justin (2013-10-10). "Eminem Reveals The Tracklist For 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  7. "Call Of Duty: Ghosts X MMLP2 Special Offer". Eminem.com. 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  8. "iTunes - Music - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Deluxe) by Eminem". iTunes. Retrieved 2013-10-30.