Eminem releases new 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' single 'The Monster' featuring Rihanna
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Oct 29, 2013 09:52 AM EDT
Eminem has released the fourth single, "The Monster," off his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The track features his "Love the Way You Lie" collaborator, Rihanna, on the chorus.
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It begins with Rihanna's hook, "I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed / Get along with the voices inside of my head / You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath / And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy."
Em raps about wanting to be famous but wanting privacy at the same time and how that causes him to go a little crazy, "cuckoo and cooky as Kool Keith."
The track proves again that these two artists have great chemistry. They are both a little crazy but also crazy talented, which is kind of the paradox that "The Monster" touches on.
According to Rolling Stone, the upcoming album is "not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation. ...To me, its more about the vibe, and it's more about the nostalgia."
Watch out for Slim this Saturday as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and Nov. 5 on SiriusXM's Town Hall With Eminem, where he will be answering fans questions.
So far we've heard "Berzerk," "Survival," and "Rap God off the Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin-produced Marshal Mathers LP 2, due out Nov. 5. The album features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey and fun.'s Nate Ruess.
Listen to "The Monster" here, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.