Eminem is slated to release “The Monster” as his next single off The Marshall Mathers LP 2, an album scheduled to be released November 5, according to hiphop-n-more.com.
Detroit, Michigan radio station 98.7 reports that it is slated to premiere the single October 28.
Eminem and Rihanna have collaborated on several selections, including “Love the Way You Lie,” “Love the Way You Lie 2” and “Numb.”
Rihanna spoke about working with Eminem during a January interview with Complex.
“The moment I worked with him on ‘Love the Way You Lie,’ I wanted to work with him again, and we did ‘Love the Way You Lie Part 2,'” Rihanna said. “And then I wanted to work with him again. I just love working with Eminem. He’s just one of my favorite rappers, and his lyrics—he’s a true poet, and I enjoy that about him. For this song, I needed someone with not only his skill, but his personality. And I needed someone who really understands the perspective and the metaphor in the song of going numb and being numb to everything around and to say, ‘Fuck you.’ Eminem is definitely the perfect guy for that.”
Radio station 98.7’s Twitter update regarding “The Monster’s” premiere can be found below.
— 98.7 AMP RADIO (@987ampradio) October 22, 2013
Eminem’s upcoming The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is set to also feature Kendrick Lamar and Skylar Gray, among others.
UPDATE: Eminem has released his Rihanna-assisted single “The Monster.”
The track is a single off Eminem’s upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is due in stores November 5.
On the song, Eminem discusses his ascension in music.
“I wanted the fame, but not the cover of Newsweek,” Eminem raps on the track. “Oh, well, guess beggars can’t be choosy / Wanted to receive attention for my music / Wanted to be left alone in public, excuse me.”