Eminem Meant To Shock With Music To Be Murdered By - Noise11.com
Eminem Music To Be Murdered By

Eminem Meant To Shock With Music To Be Murdered By

by Music-News.com on January 24, 2020

in News

Eminem is unfazed by the heavy criticism he’s received for lyrics on his new album Music to Be Murdered By, insisting the songs are made to “shock” listeners into action.

Eminem surprised fans by releasing the project on Friday without prior notice, and he quickly became a trending topic on social media as he was slammed for appearing to make light of the deadly Manchester bomb attack at Ariana Grande’s 2017 concert on Unaccommodating, and writing from the perspective of the shooter in the Las Vegas festival massacre in the same year on Darkness.

He also makes controversial mentions of late Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein, the 9/11 attacks in the U.S., and murdered child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsay.

Now, almost a week after the album’s release, Eminem has addressed his detractors in a rare statement, explaining there’s a deeper message behind the lyrics, which are not for “the squeamish”.

“Gentle listener: In today’s wonderful world murder has become so commonplace that we are a society obsessed and fascinated by it,” Eminem shares in an Instagram note, featuring what appears to be two lines of blood dripping down the top of the page.

“I thought why not make a sport of it, and murder over beats? So before you jump the gun, please allow me to explain,” he continues.

“This album was not made for the squeamish. If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you. Certain selections have been designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action. Unfortunately, darkness has truly fallen upon us.”

“So you see, murder in this instance isn’t always literal, nor pleasant,” Eminem concludes. “These bars are only meant for the sharpest of knives in the drawers.

“For the victims of this album, may you rest peacefully. For the rest of you, please listen more closely next time. Goodnight! With deepest sympathy, Eminem.”

In the caption accompanying the open letter, Eminem shares a line from his 2001 JAY-Z collaboration Renegade, indicating his willingness to play up his reputation as a shock artist if it’ll make people think.

It reads: “‘Cause, see, they call me a menace and if the shoe fits, I’ll wear it. But if it don’t, then y’all will swallow the truth, grin and bear it’ #Renegade #MusicToBeMurderedBy”.

The album, his 11th studio release, is the follow-up to 2018’s Kamikaze, and is expected to debut atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart this weekend.

music-news.com

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Lil Wayne, Noise11, photo, music news, noise11.com
Lil Wayne fresh out of jail with new music

A former reality TV star pardoned over 100 people just days before , including rapper Lil Wayne, who had pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a loaded weapon on a private jet.

2 days ago
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Drake delays album release while he recovers from surgery

Drake has pushed back the release of his new album to allow himself more time to recover from knee surgery.

2 days ago
Jake Bugg photo by Ros O'Gorman
Jake Bugg Set To Release Fifth Album

Jake Bugg is eyeing releasing his fifth studio album in the autumn - if he can tour the record.

2 days ago
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pearl Jam Creates Legal Jam for Pearl Jamm

UK Pearl Jam tribute band Pearl Jamm have changed their named to Legal Jam after Pearl Jam but the English band in a legal jam.

2 days ago
Drake, Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Drake Passes 50 Million Spotify Streams

Hip-hop superstar Drake has made music history by becoming the first artist to break the 50 billion streams barrier on Spotify.

3 days ago
Lil Wayne, Noise11, photo, music news, noise11.com
Former Reality Star Pardons Lil Wayne

Rapper Lil Wayne is a fee man after being pardoned by a former reality TV star.

3 days ago
Pitbull: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Pitbull Buys A NASCAR Team

Pitbull celebrated turning 40 by becoming the new co-owner of a NASCAR racing team.

6 days ago