Kendrick Lamar may have the hip-hop Internet all in a tiff this week over his “Control” shenanigans, but a prior rap rabblerouser has decided to resurface today with Eminem dropping a new track. Titled “Survival,” the song holds the dual status of being slated to feature on Em’s as yet untitled seventh studio album and fronting up the next installment of the Call of Duty video games. (You can also check out a trailer of the song and game in some sort of very noisy synergy, if that is your thing.)
Production wise, “Survival” rolls with coarse guitar stabs and a rattling beat. Songstress Skylar Grey adds to the song’s rousing timbre with some vocal trilling on the chorus. For his part, Em is in typically angst-ridden mode as he weaves a rap about how he wasn’t “ready to be a millionaire” when he started out on his rap journey and how back in those fabled days it was all about “bussin’ raps and standing for something.” So, sentiments which we suspect young Kendrick would heartily agree with. Experience “Survival” for yourself below.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will come out November 5. The release date of Eminem’s next album is still TBD.
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