Eminem dropped a surprise companion LP to his 11th studio album, which was released in January, Music to Be Murdered By. In spite of social media rumors of its presence, the Detroit rapper was quiet about the new record, Music to Be Murdered By—Side B, prior to its release on Thursday at midnight. Skylar Gray, DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, Dr. Dre, Sly Pyper, MAJ and White Gold appear in the deluxe version of the album, produced by Eminem and Dr. Dre.
Throughout the week, hints that a new Eminem album was coming started to circulate. A post by Eminem collaborator Dem Jointz, who posted an Instagram photo highlighting projects the producer had worked on this year, was among the tips, and it included Side B cover art. Rapper Kxng Crooked also posted what looked like a press release via Twitter earlier in the week with a track list, release date and featured artists.
The last two recent albums of Eminem, January’s Music to Be Murdered By and Kamikaze of 2018, have also arrived without advance notice.
In July, Eminem teamed up with Kid Cudi for the collaboration track “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady.” Eminem collaborated on her song “Coffin” earlier in the year with Jessie Reyez.
Upon its unexpected release in January, NME gave ‘Music To Be Murdered By a three-star review.
The review reads, “This one veers between maturity and adolescent outbursts, between clumsy pop marketing and something close to outsider art.”
“Eminem also proves himself capable of growth if he sometimes sounds stuck in the past.”
It was announced earlier this week that the music video for ‘Godzilla (feat. Juice WRLD)’ from Eminem was one of the 10 most-watched music videos of the year in the UK. Hip hop dominated the chart, with eight entries being accounted for.
For the year, the lyrics for ‘Godzilla’ were also among the most-googled.
With 12 new songs and features, Em’s Music to Be Murdered By: Side By version comes with DJ Premier, Skylar Grey, Dr. Dr, MAJ, Wite Gold, Sly Document, Ty Dolla Tag, and more. The original 20 songs that saw an appearance in January from Young M.A, Royce Da 5’9, Ed Sheeran, Juice WRLD, Skylar Grey, Black Thinking, Don Toliver, Anderson .Paak, and more are joined by these 12 additions.
Side B song list
Book of Rhymes
She Loves Me
Zeus (feat. Wite Gold)
You Gon’ Learn
Those Kinda Nights
In Too Deep
Never Love Again
Lock It Up