By Meagan Ozuna
“Guess who’s back, back again?”
The infamous Eminem is back once again and causing mayhem…like always. He is returning with his eighth studio album, “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” and it’s as if he never left. If this is the alleged last album for the rapper, he most certainly outdid himself and has shown the rap industry that he is the “Rap God,” and there’s no other like him with the same lyrical dominance.
Though the album is cleverly named “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” it is not to be considered a sequel to the 2000 album, “Marshall Mathers LP”. Eminem is going back to where it all began, back to his roots; back to the Marshall Mathers we all know and love. If this is possibly the last album, it makes sense because the album is a reflection of the rapper’s life.
With his incredible storytelling skills, he opens with “Bad Guy,” in which the song “Stan,” comes back in, with his little brother, Matthew, getting revenge and coming for Eminem. The rest of the album is infused with many oldies used as the beats and even his crude humor. His hatred for women and violent scenes are included – it wouldn’t be an Eminem album otherwise. The other songs are more like stories, discussing what he has learned over the years.
He even tributes a song to his mother, Debbie, wanting to make amends and telling her he does in fact love her. He also has a song from Kim’s perspective (his ex wife) and how she sees Eminem. These songs are the more emotional Marshall Mathers and listeners are able to relate to him as a human being. This is “The Marshall Mathers LP 2.”