Eminem is currently gearing up to release his forthcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, on November 5th, and recently took some time out to speak on what to expect from the anticipated album, and more.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eminem spoke on the work he’s putting in to get the album finished, the expectations of calling the new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 would bring due to the fact that many consider the first MMLP his best work to date, and getting to work with Rick Ruben.
As the interview kicked off, Em said that he is working harder than he ever has to finish the new album and he said that the final mixes still aren’t quite done, so he’s staying up late drinking Red Bull to get ready for the November 5th release:
Right now, I’m probably working harder than I’ve ever worked in my life aside from around the time of The Eminem Show, when I was also doing the 8 Mile movie and soundtrack and score and shit like that. This is probably the equivalent of that, but all focused on the record.
As Em continued, he explained the expectations of calling the album MMLP2:
Calling it The Marshall Mathers LP 2, obviously I knew that there might be certain expectations. I wouldn’t want to call it that just for the sake of calling it that. I had to make sure that I had the right songs – and just when you think you got it, you listen and you’re like, ‘Fuck, man! I feel like it needs this or that,’ to paint the whole picture.
[MMLP2 is] not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation.
So there’s not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that. To me, it’s more about the vibe, and it’s more about the nostalgia.
Also during the Q&A, Em touched on getting to work with Rick Ruben:
Getting with him was like, “Holy shit!” As many genres of music that he is able to fuck with, he’s like Yoda. I couldn’t do it. You sit me there with a rock group, I don’t know the first fucking thing about banging on the drums.
Head over to Eminem’s official site [here] to view the different packages of the MMLP2 that are available for pre-order now.