Eminem Releases New Track ‘Berzerk’ – Listen Here
Eminem has released a new track called “Berzerk”, which will be on his next album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – set to be released on November 5th.
It’s supposed to be a throwback hip-hop track, which works, mostly because it heavily samples the Billy Squier’s ’80s hit “The Stroke”, and references the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill sound, including a sample from the Beastie Boys song “The New Style”
Eminem even starts out by mimicking the Beastie Boys’ old-school delivery, and raps, “Let’s take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch.”
But some of the lyrics feel a little outdated in a bad way. Like when he name-checks Kevin Federline (K-Fed), or when he calls Khloe, “the ugly Kardashian,” before adding, “Lamar, oh sorry yo, we done both set the bar low.”
Not surprisingly, “Berzerk” was produced by Rick Rubin who also handled the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill album.
Listen to Eminem’s new song ‘Berzerk’ below.
WARNING: the audio contains uncensored profanity.