"Marshall Mathers LP 2" was announced at the MTV Video Music Awards, almost upstaging the big 'N Sync reunion that took place. According to MTV on Aug. 25, the announcement was a complete surprise to fans of Eminem.
It was in 2012 when Eminem said he planned his eighth studio album in 2013 and then, right before the VMA telecast, he sent out an Instagram message with the VMA logo and the quote "Guess who's REALLY back? #VMAs."
Then, during a commercial break an ad by Dr. Dre's Beats by Dre product was airing and that is when Eminem dropped the big announcement. "Marshall Mathers LP 2" will hit on Nov. 5 and is the sequel to his 2000 "Marshall Mathers LP." Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin produced the new album.
The commercial itself was backed by Eminem rapping a new track as well.
While this is a "sequel" to an older album, Alchemist talked to "RapFix Live" about Eminem's new work and said that the successful rapper was working on experimenting with some new styles for the new album. His description was Eminem going into "further territories."
While 'N Sync might have stole the stage at the VMAs, the new Eminem announcement for "Marshall Mathers LP 2" is sure to stick in a lot of people's minds after the show.