The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has been announced as the new Eminem album, with a release date sending fans into a frenzy over the news. The rapper will enlist some familiar producers to help out with the work as well, Billboard reported on Aug. 25.
According to Billboard.com on their Aug. 25 report, the big news broke during the MTV Video Music Awards. A special Beats by Dre ad played during one of the breaks from the award show which announced MMLP2. Not only that, it played a snippet of a song which had a Beastie Boys feel to it. Ironically, Beasties-famed producer, Rick Rubin, is set to be a part of the executive producer team. Along with Rubin will be Eminem's good pal, Dr. Dre, who of course is the man and name behind Beats by Dre headphones, as well as the man who helped bring Marshall Mathers to the forefront of hip-hop.
The first single from the new album arrives in just a few days on Aug. 27 and will be called "Berzerk," which was previewed during the new advertisement. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has a release date scheduled for Nov. 5 of this year, and was also tweeted about by Slim Shady himself on Twitter earlier on Aug. 25.
Eminem's last album was were "Relapse" in 2009 and "Recovery" in 2010. Mathers also delivered a collaborative album with fellow Detroit rapper Royce da 5'9" for their group Bad Meets Evil with "Hell: The Sequel" in 2011 which hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard album, R&B and rap charts.