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MARSHALL MATHERS LP2(Explicit Version) CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 256247149
UPC: 602537588114
UPC 14: 00602537588114
Release Date: 11/5/2013
Sales Rank: 3153
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Bad Guy
2. Parking Lot (Skit)
3. Rhyme or Reason
4. So Much Better
5. Survival
6. Legacy
7. ***Hole ~ (featuring Skylar Grey)
8. Berzerk
9. Rap God
10. Brainless
11. Stronger Than I Was
12. Monster, The
13. So Far...
14. Love Game ~ (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
15. Headlights ~ (featuring Nate Ruess)
16. Evil Twin
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Effigy Studsio; Larrabee Studios, Universal City, CA; Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA.
Muze PNote Photographers: Jeremy Deputat; Kevin Mazur; Paul Rosenberg ; Jenny Risher.
Muze PNote 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

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Skylar Gray
Muze Guest Artist Rihanna
Muze Guest Artist Kendrick Lamar
Muze Guest Artist Nate Ruess

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations 8 Mile (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations 8 Mile (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Get Rich Or Die Tryin (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Get Rich Or Die Tryin (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Cheers (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Resurrection (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Resurrection
Muze Music Compilations Kiss Of Death (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Hunger For More (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Loyal To The Game (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Loyal To The Game(clean)
Muze Music Compilations Documentary (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Massacre (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Massacre (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations Longest Yard (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Duets:final Chapter
Muze Music Compilations Second Round's On Me
Muze Music Compilations Second Round's On Me (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Konvicted (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ti Vs Tip (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Curtis (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Curtis
Muze Music Compilations Villain(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Villain(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Villain(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rebirth(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rebirth
Muze Music Compilations Blueprint (Collector's Edition)(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Rebirth(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations B.o.B Presents:The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations HUNGER FOR MORE(Limited Edition)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Pink Friday(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Pink Friday
Muze Music Compilations Pink Friday(Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music 37
Muze Music Compilations Pink Friday
Muze Music Compilations Real Steel (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Loud
Muze Music Compilations Bottoms Up (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Welcome To:our House(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Welcome To:our House
Muze Music Compilations Welcome To:our House(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Unapologetic(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Unapologetic(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Unapologetic
Muze Music Compilations Pink Friday:roman Reloaded Re Up(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Don?t Look Down(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Piece Maker 3:Return Of The 50 Mcs(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

DJ Whiteowl
Dre, Dr.
Kid, DJ Whoo
Lounge Brigade (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/04/2013
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2013
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 3758811
Music Label Name Label : Interscope (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602537588114

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."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Eminem
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
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