MARSHALL MATHERS LP2(Explicit Version) CD (2013)

Artist: Eminem

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 256247149
UPC 602537588114
UPC 14 00602537588114
Format CD
Release Date 11/5/2013
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Author Eminem
Compilation Appearance Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance 8 Mile (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Get Rich Or Die Tryin (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Get Rich Or Die Tryin (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Cheers (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Resurrection (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss Of Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hunger For More (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Loyal To The Game (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Documentary (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Massacre (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Massacre (Clean)
Compilation Appearance Longest Yard (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Konvicted (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ti Vs Tip (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Curtis (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebirth(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rebirth
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 2011 Grammy Nominees
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 37
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday
Compilation Appearance Welcome To:our House(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Second Round's On Me
Compilation Appearance Piece Maker 3:Return Of The 50 Mcs(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Shadyxv
Compilation Appearance SHADYXV (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SPECIAL EFFECTS(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Love Story
Compilation Appearance LOVE STORY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance COMPTON(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueprint (Collector's Edition)(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance B.o.B Presents:The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Loud
Compilation Appearance Bottoms Up (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Unapologetic
Compilation Appearance Unapologetic(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Unapologetic(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Southpaw (ost)
Compilation Appearance Southpaw (ost)
Compilation Appearance Don?t Look Down(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Pink Friday:roman Reloaded Re Up(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work DJ Whiteowl
Associated Artist/Work Dre, Dr.
Associated Artist/Work Kid, DJ Whoo
Associated Artist/Work Lounge Brigade (The)
Technical Info
CatalogID 3758811
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 11/04/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 53s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602537588114
Musical Guests
Skylar Gray
Rihanna
Kendrick Lamar
Nate Ruess
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Effigy Studsio; Larrabee Studios, Universal City, CA; Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA.
Photographers: Jeremy Deputat; Kevin Mazur; Paul Rosenberg ; Jenny Risher.
After centering himself with the confessional 2010 release Recovery, Eminem entered his forties while watching his beloved city of Detroit literally go bankrupt. The cover here displays this descent with an updated picture of the rapper's teenage home, first featured on the MM LP of 2000 but now boarded up, and yet this 8 Mile child cares much more about the present than the past, as this vicious, infectious, hilarious triumph is no nostalgia trip, just the 2013 version of Marshall the experienced maverick on a tear, dealing with the current state of events and kicking up dust with his trademark maniac attack while effortlessly juggling his over-40 wisdom with stuff you'd slap a teenager for saying. Key cut "Rap God" is the quintessential track as it blasts out homophobic cut-downs and other inexcusable lyrics, because Marshall's the "Dale Earnhardt of the trailer park," but "I still rap like I'm on my Pharoahe Monch grind," and suddenly his Stan Lee-like origin story begins to take shape. Marshall is a super villain so familiar with hate and depression, he's powered by all shades of anger. Be it pissing off the neighbors (rocking the house with a some Beastie Boys and Billy Squier samples on the Rick Rubin-produced party starter "Bezerk") or being threatened by critics (and his biggest ever, too, as "Bad Guy" revisits the MM LP character "Stan" via his revenge-obsessed brother Matthew), it all feeds into his super nova, and it's a unique spectacle when it explodes. It does so gloriously on the stately arena rap anthem "Survival," which injects the listener with martial beats and a pre-game pep talk worth hearing. "Asshole" takes the decidedly low road to destruction, slapping girls "off the mechanical bull, at a tractor pull" while using controversy to make the front page, then offering the idea that he's "white America's mirror, so don't feel awkward or weird," because there's no sense in leaving the sewer if you don't crawl out enlightened. Love it or hate it, nourishing his same old murder fantasies is what drives Eminem to make the vital music found here, and yet there's room for polished and clever frivolity on the album. The grand "Love Game" with Kendrick Lamar whips a Wayne Fontana "Game of Love"-sample into a thrilling swagger cut, while "So Far." re-edits Joe Walsh's "Life's Been Good" so the Madden and MP3 generation can also understand the sweet irony of mansions filled with Kool-Aid-stained couches. Silly, manipulated voices and all, "The Monster" with Rihanna offers insight with its "I get along with the voices inside my head" attitude, then "Headlights" ups the game and offers mom an apology, referencing his earlier hit "Cleaning Out My Closet" and explaining it as an angry and irresponsible moment. Funny thing is, most of the best moments on MM LP2 are just as angry, and just as irresponsible, but like "Closet," this is the tortured soul and self-reliance ninja known as Eminem at his very best. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e's never lost his acrobat-gremlin skills on the mic....Much of the album hews to the stark beats and melodies he loves rapping over."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The appetite throughout THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 is astonishing, the word count unassailably epic, the devil craftily concealed in the detail."
Disc 1
1 Bad Guy
2 Parking Lot (Skit)
3 Rhyme or Reason
4 So Much Better
5 Survival
6 Legacy
7 ***Hole
8 Berzerk
9 Rap God
10 Brainless
11 Stronger Than I Was
12 Monster, The
13 So Far...
14 Love Game
15 Headlights
16 Evil Twin
Product Attributes
Artist Eminem
Label Universal Music Group
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