- Picture: Interscope Records
Eminem just released a music video for his latest single, "The Monster," featuring Rihanna off of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and in the video Em is reminded of his crazy past through montages of former videos.
The video opens with the rapper sitting in a psychiatrist's office of sorts with Rihanna being the doctor. He is hooked up to an IV, and playing on a screen in front of him is clips from his past. Most notably playing are the more reckless of videos and songs. The words "Insanity," "Death," "Fame," and "Addiction" flash on the screen.
One of the older clips shows Eminem with his ex-wife and daughter as he is escaping from paparazzi. In his lines of the verse he speaks about finding fame and getting more than he bargained for.
"I wanted the fame, but not the cover of Newsweek/ Oh, well, guess beggars can't be choosey/ Wanted to receive attention for my music/ Wanted to be left alone in public. Excuse me/ For wanting my cake and eat it too, and wanting it both ways/ Fame made me a balloon 'cause my ego inflated," he raps.
Throughout the song Eminem revisits some of his more popular music videos and raps "The Monster" parts in them as he reenacts those moments almost to a T.
Some of the videos shown are "Lose Yourself," "Stan," "The Way I Am," and "The Real Slim Shady."
The whole video is a metaphor of the rapper fighting the biggest monster in his life, himself, Slim Shady, who is then shown locked up at the end of the video.
Watch the video here (WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE AND THEMES)
Eminem's last music video released for what is arguably his most head spinning song on the Marshall Mathers LP 2, was "Rap God."
"Rap God" as a song is an impressive feat in lyrical wordplay, breath control and overall hip-hop at its finest. Eminem switches his flows between fast, slow, double time, and even throws in a triple time part that leaves the listener questioning if the words he is saying are even real because of the blazing speed of the delivery.
MMLP2 is the followup to Em's classic and best-selling album, Marshall Mathers LP, from 2000.