Eminem is closing the year with a surprise album release, “Music to Be Murdered By: Side B”, the companion LP to his 11th studio album, Music to Be Murdered By, which was released in January.
The 16-track “Music to Be Murdered By – Side B” features 13 full songs with three skits. Along with the project, Eminem shared the official “GNAT” video directed by Cole Bennett.
“Music to Be Murdered By: Side B” was executive produced by Eminem and Dr. Dre. The album features Skylar Grey, DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, Dr. Dre, Sly Pyper, MAJ and White Gold.
Prior to the release of the album, Eminem whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III had remained mum about the album in spite of rumours of a new release which began circulating on social media last week. Strengthening the speculations was a release of the purported cover art and 12-song tracklist surfaced online.
Shady Records’ KXNG Crooked responded to the rumours by sharing what seemed like a press release with a tracklist, release date and featured artists earlier in the week:
Dear Stans.. I can absolutely not confirm ANYTHING that has my logo on it. Sorry guys ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/7gkd8SOusr
— Crook (@CrookedIntriago) December 13, 2020
On “Zeus,” Eminem offers an apology to Rihanna. He references a decade-old song that leaked in 2019 that featured lyrics about “siding with Chris Brown.” “And wholeheartedly apologies Rihanna for that song that leaked/I’m sorry, Rih, it wasn’t meant to cause you grief/But regardless it was wrong of me.”
Stream “Music to Be Murdered By: Side B” below: