The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album has in fact leaked, so what do the powers that be do? Easy, they make an official stream of the entire project available.
Two days after Eminem’s album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, sprung a leak, the Detroit rapper is now allowing fans to listen to the album via iTunes before its Nov. 5 release date.
The 16-song collection includes the previously-released singles “Rap God”, “Berzerk” and “Survival”, as well as tracks “Love Game” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) and “The Monster” (featuring Rihanna).
The album is Em’s first studio effort in three years and includes production from Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. Despite the cover artwork being similar to his first album – ‘MML2′ cover features his childhood home, which is up for sale – Em said that the effort is not necessarily a sequel to his classic 2000 effort, The Marshall Mathers LP.
Stream it legally. (US Only) http://t.co/RZc5OvGTFL
— Paul Rosenberg (@rosenberg) November 1, 2013
“As much as it is a revisitation – like this is a different time period in my life,” he explains to Rolling Stone. “So there’s not gonna be like, continuations of every song or anything like that. To me, it’s more about the vibe and the nostalgia. One of my favorite new things to do is experiment with new, older breakbeats and sounds and sh%t like that. You know, retro sh%t, and try to make it current, like bring it up to date.”
“I’m probably working harder than I’ve ever worked in my life,” he continues. “And I’ve probably worked harder on this record than any other record aside from maybe the time period during The Eminem Show, which is a little hazy ’cause just so much sh%t was going on at that time.”
Stream Here: smarturl.it/MMLP2FirstPlay
Meanwhile, Eminem has a message for you nagging bootleggers. Listen below:
- Scott Randell (@DefinedByMvsic)
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