Eminem was giving hints about the second single off his upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, but an early leak forced the rapper to release "Rap God" - and it's getting rave reviews.
Whereas his Bezerk video was a callback to the 80s, in Rap God Eminem takes on all newcomers with a simple backing track that allows for some amazing vocal work to shine.
"I'm beginning to feel like a Rap God, Rap God / All my people from the front to the back nod, back nod," is the simple hook, but in between Eminem lays down minutes-long verses. The song itself clocks in at 6 minutes.
During his versus Eminem name drops Heavy D & the Boyz, Fabolous and Ray-J's feud, 80's rapper J.J. Fad, Monica Lewinsky, Rakim, Tupac, NWA, Lakim Shabazz, and Run DMC ("Inspired enough to one day grow up, blow up, and be in a position/ To meet Run-DMC induct them into the motherf---in' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame").
You can listen to the track below, but be warned it includes plenty of adult language. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 scheduled to drop November 5.