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Eminem Shocked The World By Releasing A Surprise New Album Last Night

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Last night I was up wayyyy past my bedtime, stumbled upon that tweet by Eminem, and instantly thought I was delirious from being sleep deprived (yeah it was only midnight but having 2 kids has fucked me up in the brain good). I didn’t know Marshall Mathers’ old ass knew how to launch a surprise album in 2018. Dude is 45, has been cranking out LPs for 20 years, and his daughter went from his young murder accomplice on wax to a reminder of how old you are/people actually grow up.

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However, not only did Em release an album, but it’s actually good? I think? To be honest, I’m still listening to it for the first time as I write this blog because I was burnt by a few Eminem albums and get scared he is going to devolve into that hyper kinda slurred delivery. If Eminem released a midnight album back in the day, I would have listened to the entire thing in my car on the way home while reading the book and inhaling that new album smell like a member of the 86 Mets. But since I’m old, always tired, and have been burned by Em in the past, I decided to hold off on it until we got some reviews in. However, based on my echo chamber on Twitter, people seem to like it a lot, which is nice. Em’s lyrics and flow are vintage Eminem, he upgrades his old targets of pop stars for Drake, Machine Gun Kelly, Tyler The Creator, Joe Budden, renewed his classic rivalry with Paul Rosenberg, and also dropping lyrics (albeit bleeped out lyrics) that will cause a shitload of controversy and serve as a reminder that Eminem’s first few albums probably wouldn’t have survived if they came out in 2018.