Eminem just took the stage on SNL and performed the first two singles off MMLP2: "Berzerk" and "Survival".
Rick Rubin was the surprise DJ for "Berzerk", Skylar Grey brought the hook on "Survival" to life, and Mr. Porter acted as Em's hype man in both performances.
I thought the "Survival" performance was the better of the two, probably because "Berzerk" has so many studio-produced vocals that Em had to lip-sync the chorus and possibly even parts of the verses. Skylar set the tone on "Survival" with her booming rendition of the hook and I found new appreciation for Em's last verse after seeing it performed tonight. Watch both performances ICYMI!
Shoutout to the homie Curt Chambers — the talented singer/songwriter/guitarist, who did the lattter for Em tonight.
NEW Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer
Oh, hello there Eminem. Quite possibly The best week in hip hop only gets better with the new single reveal from Marshall Mathers in the new Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer that came out today. It sounds like it features his labelmate and frequent collaborator the past few years: Skylar GreyLiz Rodrigues, along with the many gunshots and explosions from the game, hah! The song itself is very fitting in fact; call it a pump-up "survival of the fittest" song as Skylar croons on the hook (of what's rumored to be called "Survival"). I like what I hear so far... I can already imagine this one over the loudspeakers playing basketball at my gym. And the Eminem/Skylar combo has yet to yield anything disappointing (that goes for Liz too on the 'Recovery' album). More details, and hopefully the official release, to come soon!
The UPDATE you have been waiting for... here's the FULL/CDQ of "Survival" — Eminem's new single NOT featuring Skylar Grey and instead featuring Liz Rodrigues, with DJ Khalil providing the production.