Eminem has “dropped by surprise” so many albums in the last two years that the arrival of a rumor has practically become the official announcement. And, certainly, a few days after very detailed rumors about the imminent release of a follow-up to his latest surprise album, “Music to Get Murdered By”, arrived. Contributors include Dr. Dre (rap on “Guns Blazing” and co-production “Discombobulated”), Ty Dolla $ ign, DJ Premier and Skylar Gray.
“Side B” arrives 11 months after Eminem released “Music to Be Murdered By” (capturing spots from Juice WRLD, Ed Sheeran, Young MA, Anderson. Paak and production from Dr. Dre.), Which followed of the surprise of 2018 – “Kamikaze” escaped.
After a surprise performance at the Academy Awards in February – 17 years after winning the Oscar for best play for “Lose Yourself” – Eminem returned to the radar two weekends ago, with a cameo in an SNL sketch spoofing his super-disturbed 2000 song “Stan,” which featured a stellar return from Pete Davidson.
Eminem spoke with variety about his appearance at the Oscars the day after he played, but gave no clue about any plans for the “Murder” part of the second part. “I have nothing to come forward to be honest, just any videos appear,” he said. “We still don’t have anything written in stone.”
The 16-track track “Music to Be Murdered By – Side B” contains 13 complete songs with three scenes. Based on a quick skim, it includes a lot of decent references and some puns that are extremely fast and dense even by Eminem standards (especially on “Gnat”).