Eminem's newest album is the sequel to his 10 million selling album, The Marshall Mathers LP. That album is Eminem's most successful album to date and calling his newest album The Marshal l Mathers Mp 2 sets the bar high.
The album opens up a sequel to Stan, Bad Guy. Bad Guy is the perfect first song because like the album, the song is also visiting the past. Mathew Mitchell is out for revenge for his brother's death. The song is a must listen. Making a record that is supposed to be a sequel to one of the greatest songs in hip hop is not a easy task yet Eminem delivers. Eminem might have been away from hip hop for a while but from the first track, you can see that he didn't lose his touch.
The first single of the album Berzerk is a great single because it is catchy yet it stays true to it's hip hop roots. The song was produced by Rick Ruben, who also produced for the Beastie Boys. The rock and roll sound to the song only makes it better. Eminem goes away from his usual sound and he succeeds in making a song that the radio won't stop playing.
The second single is Rap God. Eminem goes insane on the track. He spits so many different flows during the six minutes that you actually start wondering if Eminem really is a rap god. The song is also something that you don't see from Eminem. He raps so fast that you can't even keep up. A great song from one of the best in the game.
Eminem also has songs that are your typical Eminem songs like Evil Twin and Legacy. Majority of the songs are carried by Eminem's lyricism. Eminem doesn't really depend on production and that is rare for many artists. Eminem can step on any song and kill it and we see that countless times on the album.
Some songs were short of what fans were expecting from Eminem. Songs like Survival and Love Game featuring Kendrick Lamar are something the album didn't need. Survival was a song that helped promote Call of Duty. It was the first song leaked of the album and it was met with mixed reaction. Love Game was hyped because Kendrick Lamar was on the song but it didn't meet the expectations.
The album as a whole is great. Eminem makes quality music and from the first song to the last, you get Eminem at his finest. He doesn't meet the bar that he set for himself by calling it a sequel to Eminem's best album but this album is still a great piece of work. It is easily one of the best albums of the year and we heard an album this good in a while. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is a four and a half out of five stars.