Eminem has “surprise-dropped” so many albums in the past couple of years that the arrival of a rumor has basically become the official announcement. And sure enough, days after very detailed rumors broke about the impending release of a follow-up to his most recent surprise-dropped album, “Music to Get Murdered by,” it arrived. Collaborators include Dr. Dre (rapping on “Guns Blazing” and co-producing “Discombobulated”), Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Premier, and Skylar Gray.
It follows early 2020’s surprise-dropped “Music to Be Murdered By” (which featured guest spots from Juice WRLD, Ed Sheeran, Young M.A, Anderson Paak and production from Dr. Dre.), which followed 2018’s surprise-dropped “Kamikaze.”
After a surprise performance on the Academy Awards in February — 17 years after winning the Best Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself” — Eminem popped back onto the radar two weekends ago with a cameo in an SNL sketch spoofing his 2000 disturbed-superfan song “Stan,” which featured a star turn from Pete Davidson.
Eminem spoke with Variety about his Oscar appearance the day after he performed, but he gave no hint of any plan for a “Murder” part two. “I don’t really have anything coming up next, to be honest, just whatever videos come along. We don’t have anything written in stone just yet.”
The 20-track “Music to Be Murdered By – Side B” features 17 full songs (with three skits). On the basis of a quick skim, lots of covid references and some wordplay that is blazingly fast and dense even by Eminem standards (particularly on “Gnat”).
The full tracklist appears below:
|1||Eminem||Premonition – Intro (Explicit)||02:54|
|2||Eminem ft. Young M.A||Unaccommodating (Explicit)||03:37|
|3||Eminem ft. Royce Da 5’9″, White Gold||You Gon’ Learn (Explicit)||03:55|
|4||Eminem||Alfred – Interlude (Explicit)||00:30|
|5||Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran||Those Kinda Nights (Explicit)||02:58|
|6||Eminem||In Too Deep (Explicit)||03:15|
|7||Eminem ft. Juice WRLD||Godzilla (Explicit)||03:31|
|9||Eminem ft. Skylar Grey||Leaving Heaven (Explicit)||04:26|
|10||Eminem ft. Royce Da 5’9″, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun||Yah Yah (Explicit)||04:47|
|11||Eminem||Stepdad – Intro (Explicit)||00:15|
|14||Eminem||Never Love Again (Explicit)||02:58|
|15||Eminem||Little Engine (Explicit)||02:57|
|16||Eminem ft. Anderson .Paak||Lock It Up (Explicit)||02:50|
|18||Eminem ft. Don Toliver||No Regrets (Explicit)||03:21|
|19||Eminem ft. KXNG Crooked, Royce Da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz||I Will (Explicit)||05:03|
|20||Eminem||Alfred – Outro (Explicit)||00:39|