Stream Eminem’s Surprise Album ‘Music To Be Murdered By,’ Featuring Black Thought, Q-Tip, & More

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Eminem just released Music To Be Murdered By his first new album since 2018.

Wait, what?

Eminem just released his 11th studio album, Music To Be Murdered By. And, like his last album, Kamikazewhich was released in 2018 — the album was a surprise drop, with no marketing information about the LP being distributed prior to the release.

The album cover and title was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock. The rapper paid homage to the legendary director’s one and only album Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music to Be Murdered Bywhich was released in 1958.

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The album features appearances from Q-Tip, Black Thought, Royce da 5’9″, Juice WRLD, Anderson Paak., Slaughterhouse — sans Joe Budden, of course — and more. On the production side, the album features contributions from The Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Dawaun Parker, Dem Jointz, and more.

On the album, Em does some score-settling. More specifically, he addresses his beef with Machin Gun Kelly. On “Unaccommodating,” which features an appearance from Young M.A, Em raps:

But when they ask me is the war finished with MGK? Of course it is. I cleansed him of his mortal sins, I’m God, I’m the Lord, forgives even the devil worshippers.

The “devil worshippers” line is in reference to MGK’s diss track “Rap Devil,” which was released in 2018.

Eminem mentions MGK again, this time on “Yah Yah,” which features an all-star lineup of Black Thought, Q-Tip,  Royce da 5’9″, and Denaun.

On the track Eminem raps:

I’m a sight to see, but you can see from the ring I’m wearing/Me and this game, we got married already. Had the prenup ready, fuck, all that’s ever seen her belly/She barely was three months pregnant/Bitch had to give me a baby, we named it Machine Gun Kelly.

There does not seem to be any direct reference to his other rap rival, Nick Cannon.

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The first single from the album is “Darkness.” On the track, Eminem raps from the perspective of Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people. On the track, which there is a video, Em details the moments before the tragedy.

Stream Eminem’s new album Music to Be Murdered By below.

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