Fans began to suspect that Eminem would release the record’s deluxe edition this week, after an unverified press release was leaked to social media on Tuesday, December 15.
Today (December 18), the 16-track record has arrived, with Dr. Dre, Ty Dolla $ign and DJ Premier among the artists featured on it. The deluxe edition also includes a second disc which features the original album in its entirety. You can check out ‘Side B’ here.
“Uncle Alfred [Hitchcock] heard you screaming for more…enjoy Side B,” Eminem said upon releasing ‘Side B’ today.
The superstar rapper has dropped a video for “GNAT”. It was directed by Cole Bennett of Lyrical Lemonade, who previously helmed his video for “Godzilla”. You can check it out here.
Eminem plays multiple characters in the clip, including a patient still banged up after a stint in the hospital and an essential worker in a hazmat suit. “These bars are like COVID /You get ’em right off the bat,” he raps.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the music video for Eminem’s “Godzilla” (feat. Juice WRLD) was one of the UK’s 10 most-watched music videos of the year. Hip-hop dominated the list, accounting for eight entries. The lyrics for ‘Godzilla’ were also among the most-Googled for the year as well.
Future‘s “Life Is Good”, featuring Drake, was the most-viewed music video of the year in the UK. The track has 1.3billion views in total, although it’s not known how many exactly came from the UK. Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s ‘GOOBA’ came second, with 647 million views, followed by Aitch and AJ Tracey‘s ‘Rain’, featuring Tay Keith, which is the highest entry from a British artist.
British tracks make up four of the top 10, with Tion Wayne, Dutchavelli and Stormzy‘s “I Dunno”, Dutchavelli’s “Only If You Knew”, and Joel Corry and MNEK‘s “Head & Heart” all making the cut. “Head & Heart” was one of only two non-rap entries, the other being The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights”.
The deluxe edition of Music To Be Murdered By is out now and can be bought here.