Slim Shady goes old school in his new music video featuring track producer Rick Rubin and Kendrick Lamar.
Grammy Award-winning rapper Eminem has finally released a music video for "Berzerk", a lead single off his album "MMLP2". With the help of track producer Rick Rubin and Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, Slim Shady "takes it back to straight hip-hop" with the use of gigantic ghetto blasters as seen through fish-eye lens.
Referencing the Beastie Boys' 1992 "So What'cha Want" video, Eminem shows off his rapping skills in a beanie and a Pistons jersey in the Syndrome-directed visuals. Kid Rock, who wasn't previously seen in the preview that Eminem released a day ago on an ESPN football game halftime broadcast, is shown in the full version making a cameo in a white undershirt and matching hat accessorized with a large golden bling and aviator shades.
And with such a song title as "Berzerk", the four-minute-plus clip came interspersed with images of street violence, guys taking a swing at each other, knock-downs and drag-outs. But of course, it's all metaphorical imagery for what Eminem is actually rapping about, that "life's too short to not go for broke," so "take your shoes off, let your hair down and (go berserk), all night long/ Grow your beard out, just weird out and (go berserk), all night long."
Sampling Billy Squier's "The Stroke", "Berzerk" marks Eminem's big recording comeback since his 2010 album "Recovery" which spawned such hits as "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna.
Eminem's "Berzerk" music video