After dropping the "Call of Duty: Ghosts" soundtrack "Survival" a couple of weeks ago, Grammy Award-winning rapper Eminem debuts the first single from his forthcoming eighth studio album "MMLP2" a.k.a. "The Marshall Mathers LP 2", set to be released on November 5. The full version came via his SiriusXM channel, Shade 45, after the 40-year-old rapper teased it the night before through a Beats By Dre commercial.
Sampling Billy Squier's "The Stroke", the Slim Shady goes back to his roots in the old school hip-hop track produced by veteran hitmaker Rick Rubin. He name-drops celebrities from rappers Kendrick Lamar ("shout out to Kendrick") and Future ("I did enough codeine to knock Future into tomorrow"), to Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom and even Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline ("so baby make just like K-Fed").
Produced by Rubin and Dr. Dre, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" is touted as the sequel to his third studio album released back in 2000 that spawned the hits "Stan" featuring Dido and "The Real Slim Shady". It will debut to high expectations as the first "The Marshall Mathers LP" turned out to be one of Eminem's greatest works.
The "MMLP" sequel marks Eminem's return to recording, a much-anticipated comeback since his last album "Recovery" was released three years ago. The 2010 CD carried the hit songs "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie".