Now Hear This: Eminem Returns and “Call of Duty: Ghosts” Lands

Today’s the day that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drop onto the world. This song plays a prominent role in both.

If you haven’t yet heard the full sequel to Eminem’s landmark album from 2000, it’s an undeniably worthy successor — proving that Em can still bring the same ferocity, misanthropy, and exhilarating wordplay acrobatics of that guy from 13 years ago. Rap God alone, in which Em somehow manages to fire off 100 rhymes in just 20 seconds, is worth the price of admission. But the rest of it makes for pretty entertaining listening.

I’ve read at least a couple of complaints about how the problem with this album is that it proves Eminem hasn’t “grown up.” The correct answer to that is: so? Em being willing to not take himself the least bit seriously at this age is actually a really nice breath of fresh air.

Here’s Survival.

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