13 years ago, Eminem released arguably the greatest effort of his career, The Marshall Mathers LP. On November 5, he's dropping the album's spiritual follow-up, the Marshall Mathers LP 2 (MMLP2), with Dr. Dre and wizard rap god Rick Rubin as executive producers. The lead single, "Berzerk," can be heard in a super-short promo/Beats ad below:
Getting a strong Beastie Boys vibe? Thank Rubin. He was the godfather of the Boys' sound—and "Berzerk" even contains a sample from "Paul Revere." "Let's take it back to straight hip-hop/and start it from scratch," Em raps before hitting a long, drawn-out final note that sounds straight out of License to Ill.
If MMLP2 is an entire album of rap throwbacks, would you really have a problem with it?