Eminem new album is not a sequel from his previous The Marshall Mathers Album which came out in 2000.The 41 year old rapper has done his best in 15 years at the center of the maelstrom that is pop culture.
In contrast to Eminem’s, 2010 album Recovery in which it talked about his struggle with drugs and depression and reclaimed his dominance back in the music industry, The Marshall Mathers Part 2 album is a return to a more confident Marshall Mathers that we are used to hearing. The Marshall Mathers Part 2 has the great humor, anger, fear, self- reflection and verbal virtuosity that we have been accustomed to hearing from Eminem. In Eminem memorable songs from his new album he reveals what he has learned from his past whether through a metaphor or open letter. One of Eminem most meaningful songs on the Marshall Mathers Part 2 is Bad Guys in which he revisits his protagonist Stan who is plotting revenge on the rapper.
The songs Bad Guys lyrics says “ I’m the nightmare you fell asleep in and woke up still in/ I’m your karma closing in with each stroke of a pen/Perfect time to have some remorse to show for your sin/ No, it’s hopeless, I’m in denial that you’re hopelessly in”.
To the end of the Marshall Mathers Part 2 album, Eminem pens another apology song to his mother Debbie who he had so much anger over his music career. This album might be one of Eminem best works to date because it brings back the old Eminem that we are used to hearing.