Eminem has revealed the name and release date for his new album. The rapper made an official announcement during Sunday night's 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Eminem will release his eighth studio album entitled, "The Marshal Mathers LP 2" on November 5. The album also dubbed, "MMLP2" will be a sequel to his 2000 "The Marshal Mathers LP."
"The Marshal Mathers LP" sold more than 1.76 million copies in the US in the first week alone, becoming the fastest-selling studio album by any solo artist in American music history. "The Marshall Mathers LP" was ranked as one of greatest hip hop albums of all time by such publications as Rolling Stone, Time and XXL magazine.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshal Mathers, made a second announcement regarding his namesake album through a "Beats by Dre" commercial. The commercial features Eminem rapping in the background as the name "MMLP2" appeared on the screen followed by producer credits featuring "Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin" and the date "11/5/13."
Eminem has been using high-profile platforms to hype his forthcoming album. Eminem's debuted a new song "Survival," from "MMLP2" alongside the first multiplayer gameplay trailer for "Call of Duty: Ghosts." Eminem has dropped his latest track in the wake of Kendrick Lamar attacking fellow hip-hop artists on Big Sean's single, "Control." With the rap world in chaos, Eminem returned to his roots with his rapid-fire pace and complex rhyming schemes. In addition, Eminem chose to unveil "Survival" on the "Call of Duty" platform, almost ensuring that the single will be an instant hit.
Check out Eminem’s album announcement below: