Rap God may (or may not) be the title Eminem is calling himself, but in his new “MMLP2” album, Eminem’s new single “Rap God” title has been dropped either way, and the lyrics at one point pose the question of being a god over being a king. AceShowBiz reports this Tuesday, Oct. 15, that with the latest song from “Marshall Mather’s LP 2” being released this week, fan excitement over his upcoming album is making the Nov. 5 release date more anticipated than ever.
The “Rap God” is a six-minute track from “MMLP2” that has Eminem once again using his incredible rapping skills and referencing a variety of controversial and pop culture-related incidents, ranging from the Ray J and Fabolous feud to the President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. His lyrics also touch upon some of Eminem’s personal life, and the influence of music that contributed to his own making into the successful rapper that he stands today.
Eminem lays down some verses about him welcoming Run DMC into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame several years back as a memorable experience in “Rap God” before paying his respects to some of the biggest rap names in the business. He says in the dropped “MMLP2” album single that he’s a real “product” of former and present rappers that shaped the music genre itself, including Rakim, Tupac Shakur, Lakim Shabazz, as well as group members of the hip-hop group N.W.A.
In the final lines of the “Rap God” single, Eminem poses the question of why choose to be a king over a god when you can claim that title of “deity:”
"Be a king? Think not - why be a king when you can be a God?"
“Rap God” follows the release of “Berzerk,” and stands as the second single that’s been dropped from Eminem’s upcoming album “Mather Mathers LP 2” (“MMLP2”) coming this Nov. 5. It features several musical guest appearances, including Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey, and Rihanna.