Eminem surprised fans Thursday night with the release of his 11th studio album ‘Music to Be Murdered’.
The project spans 20 songs and featured Juice WRLD, Lois da 5’9,” Anderson .Paak, Ed Sheeran and Skylar Grey as guests.
Em released the album and wrote on Instagram, “This is your funeral…”
MTBMB includes titles such as “You Gon’ Learn,” “In Too Deep,” “Hever Leave Heaven,” “Never Love Again” and “Darkness,” the latter of which director James Lares made videos.
Eminem also said on Twitter that the album was inspired by legendary British filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. Eminem borrowed the title of the album from Hitchcock’s 1958 project with the same name. Eminem’s new album features an interlude titled “Alfred,” featuring a video from the director.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 17, 2020
Eminem is rapping about the Manchester Arena bombing during Ariana Grande’s performance in 2017 on track “Unaccomadating,” featuring Young M.A., in which 23 people were killed, including the assailant. Eminem rapped: “I’m thinking of detonating a bomb in the game like I’m outside the Ariana Grande concert hall.”
The album was released about a year and a half after Shady released a surprise ‘Kamikaze’.
Rumors about Em project have been circulating since 2019, as his best friend, 50cent, once delivered news about his work. In an interview with Real 92.3, 50 said, “Eminem moment me a record now, he working now,” and at the end of the interview, “He got some things, man. We’re doing it now.”