Eminem’s upcoming eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is now streaming in full ahead of its official November 5 release date. The album spans 15 tracks and features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and more, and includes production from Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eminem gave some insight into the album:
So how did you come to decide to designate this the sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP? How did you decide to make your life miserable like that?
Well here’s what it is: It’s not necessarily a sequel.
As much as it is a revisitation – like this is a different time period in my life. 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 shit like that. You know, retro shit, and try to make it current, like bring it up to date.
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.