Is Eminem Making a Comeback?
It’s hard to believe it’s already been two years since Eminem released the album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 with the hits “The Monster,” “Rap God,” “Bezerk” and “Headlights.” It’s even harder to believe it's been over a year since the The Monster Tour with Eminem and Rihanna came to an end.
Being an avid Marshall Bruce Mathers III fan since 2nd grade (which is slightly fucked up, I know), I was hoping this album would not be the end of Slim Shady. While Eminem may be 43 years old, nothing can stop him from exercising his passion for making music… we hope.
Recently, looking over my boyfriends shoulder as he was browsing through mix-tapes on Datpiff, I discovered that Eminem’s old musical group and best friends, D12, just released a new mixtape. You may remember D12’s song “My Band” or “How Come." After one of D12's band members passed away (RIP Proof), the group took a step back. Although Eminem is not a truly a member of the group anymore, he is featured in the intro song of the mixtape, Devil’s Night.
This mixtape seems to be Halloween themed, which explains why Eminem’s song is so disturbingly graphic (similar to his early music when he was doing drugs and rapping about killing his wife). After the album Recovery, it was ] assumed that Eminem was no longer on drugs, however this song makes me question whether he's relapsed. What makes the song even more eery is the way Eminem raps, almost sounding a cappella (S/O to when Rabbit killed it going a cappella at the end of 8 mile). Although I love Eminem, I do not like this song.
Eminem’s favorite rapper, Redman was featured on hip-op radio station Shade 45, and Eminem decided to call in to chat with his inspiration. According to Complex, he told Redmen he's been creating new music, which gives us hope for another album coming out soon.
Maybe a Slim Shady LP 2? We'll have to wait and see for now, but until then check out Eminem’s remix of The Hills and listen for his part in Redman’s new album, Muddy Waters 2.