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Eminem Is “Working Harder than Ever” on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

by’s only a few weeks left until Eminem releases his much-hyped album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which the rapper says he’s currently putting the finishing touches on.

“Right now, I’m probably working harder than I’ve ever worked in my life,” Slim Shady said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Aside from around the time of The Eminem Show, when I was also doing the 8 Mile movie and soundtrack and score and sh** like that. This is probably the equivalent of that, but all focused on the record.”

While he’s still mixing the project, Em spoke on wanting to make sure the new project lives up to 2000’s original The Marshall Mathers LP, which many fans considers to be his best.

“Calling it The Marshall Mathers LP 2, obviously I knew that there might be certain expectations,” he says. “I wouldn’t want to call it that just for the sake of calling it that. I had to make sure that I had the right songs — and just when you think you got it, you listen and you’re like, ‘F**k, man! I feel like it needs this or that,’ to paint the whole picture.”

The rapper adds that his new effort is “not necessarily a sequel,” but more of a “revisitation.”

“So there’s not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that,” he adds. “To me, it’s more about the vibe, and it’s more about the nostalgia.”

Led by the Rick Rubin-produced single “Berzerk,” The Marshall Mathers LP 2 arrives in stores November 5.

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