While Rihanna shares image from forthcoming video for 'The Monster'
Eminem has previewed the video for ‘Rap God’, taken from his new album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’.
The controversial track will be accompanied by a video which sees Eminem channeling ’80s TV character Max Headroom, as you can see in the 26-second preview above. The ‘Rap God’ video is directed by Rich Lee, who directed Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’ and ‘Lighters’ videos and was shot at the Russell Industrial Centre in Detroit.
‘Rap God’ is third track from ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ to get a video after ‘Berzerk’ and ‘Survival’. Fans will not have to wait long for the fourth, however, with Rihanna sharing an image from the set of their video for Number One single ‘The Monster’ earlier this week via her Facebook page. The image (pictured right) sees Eminem and Rihanna together on the set of a video for the first time since ‘Love The Way You Lie’ in 2010.
Earlier this month, Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg has discussed the “horrible” period when the rapper was addicted to prescription pills. “It was horrible. It was difficult in a lot of ways,” says Rosenberg. “He’s five years sober, so things are a lot different. But it’s not as different now as it was when he first went into recovery. There was a time during that period where I felt like I was sort of meeting him again for the first time.
Eminem released his new album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ earlier this month, going straight to Number One in the Official UK Album Chart. The album, a sequel-of-sorts to his breakthrough album, 2000’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’, makes him the first American artist to ever achieve seven back-to-back UK Number Ones.