Eminem and Kendrick Lamar have a little more in common than the rap game. Both Em and Lamar are the frontmen for their crews D12 and Black Hippy; they’re both currently the biggest ambassadors of their cities – Detroit and Compton; and their careers both took off due to the guidance of producer Dr. Dre. Now with less than a week before Eminem debuts “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” he’s releasing a new track called “Love Game” featuring Lamar. According to theconsequenceofsound.net:
“Whereas the common goal is to lay waste to old lovers, the rappers find vastly differing approaches in venting their heartache. Rapping over a sample of Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Eminem asserts his newfound status as a grizzled veteran, eschewing any sense of progression or consciousness by ruthlessly combining more hackneyed name-dropping with misogyny-turned-humor, practically reveling in his own moral shortcomings. Meanwhile, Lamar further proves his worth as rap’s hottest commodity of 2013 by once more upping his game. Sure, he gets a little blue (‘I want you bad as the head shattered on George Zimmerman’), but the core of Lamar’s verse sees him confront the Sherane character, responding to her singular lust for fame by kicking her to the curb, asserting his intellectual superiority, and making it readily known that K. Dot is no one’s victim (and with a Mr. T reference, no less).”
The Eminem and Kendrick Lamar “Love Game” track is the latest from Slim Shady’s new album the “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″ which is scheduled to be released on November 5.
Check out “Love Game” and the track list below for the new album.
The Marhsall Mathers LP 2 Tracklist:
01. Bad Guy
02. Parking Lot (skit)
03. Rhyme or Reason
04. So Much Better
07. Asshole (feat. Skylar Grey)
09. Rap God
11. Stronger Than I Was
12. The Monster (feat. Rihanna)
13. So Far…
14. Love Game (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
15. Headlights (feat. Nate Ruess)