Eminem unexpectedly surprised fans last night with the release of his 11th studio album titled ‘Music To Be Murdered By.’
The Detroit rapper tweeted, “It’s your funeral…#MusicToBeMurderedBy Out Now”.
The new album features 20 politically charged, call-to-action songs regarding gun violence in America.
This release follows Eminem’s 2018 drop of ‘Kamikaze’—also announced in a similar fashion.
In the new music video for his song ‘Darkness,’ the rapper is alluding to the 2017 mass shooting that occurred at a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving 58 people dead and is now known as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The video closes with real-life news broadcasts of other, various mass shootings that have occurred in recent years with text that follows urging viewers to vote.
“When will this end? When enough people care.” the screen reads. With a call-to-action that follows: “Make your voice heard and help change gun laws in America.”
The album’s cover pays tribute to the late filmmaker and producer, Alfred Hitchcock.
Just like Hitchcock did in his only ever album released. Eminem poses with a hatchet to the left side and a pistol to the right side of his head.
The new album also ends the same as Hitchcock’s did, concluding with: “If you haven’t been murdered, I can only say better luck next time. If you have been, goodnight, wherever you are.”
But, some have deemed the new drop controversial and even ‘disgusting’ because of lyrics used in his song “Unaccommodating” where the raps: “But I’m contemplating yelling ‘Bombs away’ on the game like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting,”
The 2017 suicide bombing in the English city of Manchester left 22 people dead during an Ariana Grande concert.
The rapper collab’d with other big names like Ed Sheeran, Skylar Grey, Royce Da 5’9″, Black Thought, Denaun, Q-Tip, White Gold, Young M.A, KXNG Crooked, Joell Ortiz, Don Toliver, Anderson . Paak and the late Juice WRLD.
Lastly, what do you think about Eminem’s new politically-motivated drop? Did you listen yet?
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