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Eminem is proving to be as good at marketing as he is at rapping. The 40-year-old rapper is pulling a trick from Katy Perry’s book and releasing a bunch of songs before he drops his latest album, the Marshall Mathers LP 2. On Monday, he debuted the track “Rap God,” which can be listened to, above. There’s always been big egos in rap, but it certainly took the rapper a long time to come to the ‘rap god’ conclusion.
The lengthy track doesn’t begin like an average Eminem song. The rapper drops his preferred fast-paced lyrics in favor of a weird offbeat rhythm, talking about how he’s beginning to feel like a rap god. "I'm beginning to feel like a rap god (rap god)/ All the people from the front to the back, nod (back nod)." Eventually, he settles into his usual quick pace, dropping names from Monica Lewinsky to Run DMC. It’s completely different, too, from the other tracks he has already let fans listen to, including “Berzerk” and “Survival.”
The song is over six-minutes long, which means there is a lot of time to throw insults at people from pop culture’s past and present. Some of these lines are more meaningful than others and some of these lines are more relevant than others. Still, if you can sit down and actually get through all of the lengthy track, there’s a good chance you already dig it. We once noted Eminem worries about writer’s block, but that’s definitely not the case during “Rap God.”
If you did enjoy the track, the song will actually become available for purchase over at iTunes at midnight tonight, as per Hiphop-n-more. Fans won’t have too long to wait for The Marshall Mathers LP 2 to be dropped in full, either. The album is expected to hit the market on November 5.
You can check out the cover art, below.