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article imageReview: Eminem pays homage to hip-hop in video for 'Berzerk'

By Andrew Ellis     Sep 9, 2013 in Entertainment
The official video for Eminem's single “Berzerk” is here. It was released earlier today on YouTube, and is the new single from Eminem's upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
As Billboard put it, the video pays an homage to old school rap which features a huge boom box, outfits that were worn by rappers years ago, and Eminem himself back with his signature bleached hair.
There are also clips of Billy Squier playing “The Stroke,” a song that is sampled by Em's song, along with clips of rioting, fighting, and concerts.
Cameos include legendary producer and co-founder of Def Jam Rick Rubin, Slaughterhouse, Alchemist, Dr. Dre's protege Kendrick Lamar, and Kid Rock.
Even the way it was filmed hints back at the styles of yesterday with the camera literally looking up at the rapper with a fisheye lens for most of the video. This is a technique that was used in videos such as The Beastie Boys' "Intergalactic."
The videos he released for his songs on Recovery dealt with pretty serious subject matter, so it was nice to see that he was back to having fun. It fits well with the style of the song, and is worth watching many times.
The Marshall Mathers LP is due out November 5th. For information on Eminem and how to purchase "Berzerk," click here.
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