Eminem and Rihanna Bring Out ‘The Monster’
New track is the fourth single from the rapper’s forthcoming ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’
Â Earlier today,Â EminemÂ released an upbeat, pop-oriented new single titled “The Monster” thatÂ features the rapper’s “Love the Way You Lie” collaboratorÂ RihannaÂ on the chorus. It’s the fourth track he’s released so far from his forthcoming albumÂ The Marshall Mathers LP 2, due out November 5th. The single will be available on iTunes beginning at midnight.
Â The song opens with Rihanna proclaiming she gets along with voices in her head, as part of what sheÂ described as a “monster hook” after she recorded it in September. Eminem also talks about going crazy, or rather, “going kooky as Kool Keith.” Later, the R&B singer adds some catchy woo-hoos to the synth-heavy chorus and Eminem drifts subjects from “taking it back to the days that I’d get on a DreÂ track” to needing a straightjacket.
Earlier this year,Â Eminem toldÂ Rolling StoneÂ that, despite the fact that the rapper has previously collaborated with Rihanna and that it is titledÂ The Marshall Mathers LP 2, it’s “not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation.” He clarified what he meant by saying, “To me, it’s more about the vibe, and it’s more about the nostalgia.”
Today marks the start of a busy week for Em. This Saturday, November 2nd, he will be theÂ musical guestÂ onÂ Saturday Night Live and Tuesday, November 5th, he’ll answer fans’ questions as part of SiriusXM’s Town Hall With Eminem.
Stream “The Monster” below:Â