Marshall Mathers is back and he wants you to know. After scrapping the sequel to last year’s Relapse, the rapper announced a “new” new album called Recovery, which is due on June 22nd. NME.com reports that on April 29th, aka tomorrow, Em will give us the first taste of what’s to come when he debuts the album’s first single, “Not Afraid”, on Sirius satellite radio show Lip Service with Angela Yee and Leah Rose.
Over the course of two minutes, Eminem name drops Ben Roethlisberger, hits mom with an omelet, and complains that all you brought was two bottles of Lubriderm and two boxes of condoms. Detroit’s great white hope even channels none other than Daffy Duck (check out the 2:10 mark) over samples of Drake’s “Over” and “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley” by Lloyd Banks.
The first minute and a half of the track is mellow by his standards, but when the beat switches to Banks’ track, Eminem goes apeshit and declares that he “should be strapped to the chest of a kamikaze/bitch I’m as bat shit as Ozzy.” He even tell us that we should “keep bloggin’/while I mind boggle.” Will do, Sir!
Here’s a link to the freestyle for the rest of you.