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EDITORS’ NOTES

Few figures in hip-hop have changed the game as fundamentally as Marshall Mathers. The Detroit emcee's cutting wordplay and playfully sadistic wit have earned him fans beyond hip-hop’s borders and made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 came charging out of the gate with “Berzerk,” a Rick Rubin–produced track that chopped up the heavy guitars of Billy Squier's “The Stroke,” name-checked Public Enemy, and delivered a flurry of jabs at celebrities. In short: classic Eminem. Combining forces with Rubin and longtime collaborator Dr. Dre, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is gritty, raw, and an appropriately provocative sequel to Eminem's groundbreaking 2000 release.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few figures in hip-hop have changed the game as fundamentally as Marshall Mathers. The Detroit emcee's cutting wordplay and playfully sadistic wit have earned him fans beyond hip-hop’s borders and made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 came charging out of the gate with “Berzerk,” a Rick Rubin–produced track that chopped up the heavy guitars of Billy Squier's “The Stroke,” name-checked Public Enemy, and delivered a flurry of jabs at celebrities. In short: classic Eminem. Combining forces with Rubin and longtime collaborator Dr. Dre, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is gritty, raw, and an appropriately provocative sequel to Eminem's groundbreaking 2000 release.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
26.6K Ratings
26.6K Ratings
T1h1o1m1a1s1 ,

The True G.O.A.T.

I honestly don't care what anybody says. I love all of Eminem's albums. Even the ones he himself doesn't like (Encore, Relapse, Recovery). I feel like he's developed and grown in his music just like any artist is expected to. I'm sick of hearing people say that they miss the "old Em" and how they think he's not the same. What do you expect???? Him to make the same exact music for 18 years straight??? Not only is that improbable but to be honest, it would get kinda boring and monotonous. I think Em is going in the right direction with his music and is gonna stay true to himself. I mean rap God has certainly shown his flow development and his incredible lyrical talent. And unlike some people I can't get enough of Berzerk even though when it first came out I hated it. I guess I just needed some time for it to grow on me. I think Em has still got something left in the tank and is gonna continue to make quality music. If you add together all of his accomplishments and achievements I truly do think that he is the greatest rapper of all time. This album is gonna be FIRE and I can not even begin to express how much I'm looking forward to it. For anyone out there that is on the fence about the new, post The Eminem Show, Eminem, I really suggest you give this album a good intent listen and judge for yourself as to whether he's still got it. Listen to it, take it in, digest it. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. #TrustShady

WiteMike ,

SOLD

Em is a king album is a must buy

Canpeyoke ,

Top Five Alive

1 Marshall Mathers
2 Eminem
3 slim shady
4 Jimmy "B Rabbit"
5 The white guy from D12

About Eminem

On 1999's “My Name Is,” Eminem entered the public imagination with a mandate: “God sent me to piss the world off.” From his provocative early work to the redemption narratives of 8 Mile and beyond, he’s more or less stayed true to form, holding a mirror to the American psyche—and his own—with an incisiveness rarely matched before or since. Raised in working-class Detroit, the artist born Marshall Mathers in 1972 got his start as a battle rapper, reaching the ears of then-Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and future mentor Dr. Dre; only months before, he had been fired from his job as a line cook, where he worked nearly 60 hours a week to support his infant daughter—an origin story that set the tone for his career. Dark, funny, and frequently violent, his breakthrough albums (1999’s The Slim Shady LP and 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP) established him as pop culture’s premier bogeyman, a bleach-blond devil traumatized by circumstance who rapped about killing everyone from his mentor to his mother with such ferocity and wit that you’d almost forget he had the wrong idea. The result was a sound that reached beyond hip-hop into the heart of suburban America: rap not as social reportage but as primal-scream therapy; punk for a generation addled by reality TV. Even as he's matured—fame, stability, sobriety, an Oscar (for the 8 Mile centerpiece, “Lose Yourself”)—he's retained his edge, taking shots at politics and society (2017’s Revival) with a frustration that's bordered on relentless. Still, however tough he's been on the world, Em has also tended to reserve his harshest words for himself, refracting his insecurities—about his family, his music, his cultural relevance—into verses that have only made him seem more human.

HOMETOWN
St. Joseph, MO
BORN
October 17, 1972

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