is channeling 80's arena rock with his latest single, "Berzerk."
On Monday, the 40-year-old reclusive rapper unveiled the new song, which appears to heavily sample Billy Squier's 1981 rock anthem, "The Stroke."
"Berzerk" is also reminiscent of 80's rock/rap tracks like the"No Sleep Till Brooklyn." Perhaps that's no surprise, given that "Berzerk" was co-produced by , the man behind Beastie Boys' 1986 album, "Licensed to Ill." Rubin has become a music legend over the decades for his fusing of rock and rap genres, producing hits, including the Run-D.M.C./Aerosmith mash-up, "Walk This Way."
In terms of lyrical content, Eminem is back to his same old tricks, making sure to name-drop celebrities, calling out an "ugly Kardashian" and Kid Rock. The rapper, real name Marshall Mathers, also references hiswith drugs like codeine.
"Berzerk" will be featured on Eminem's upcoming album, co-produced by Dr. Dre,expected for release on Nov. 5.
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