Eminem Releases “Survival” Music Video

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Keeping anticipation high for The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem has released the official video for “Survivial.”

I don’t know about you, but “Berzerk” was not for me. As much as I loved the ridiculous production from Rick Rubin, the lasting value of the track itself was very short, and after a week or two I became more annoyed than impressed with the whole affair. “Survival,” which was originally released as part of the promotional efforts for the next Call Of Duty game, is another beast entirely. Backed by drums and guitar, Em dives into a bar-by-bar breakdown of everything going on in his life and music as a whole in 2013. He recognizes his failures, as well as that of his so-called peers, and then turns his focus on the need to do better. Not for the listener, of course, but for himself and his own sense of well-being. You can view the video below.

Eminem is at his best when he’s using music to straighten out the chaos of his life through verse, which is exactly what is delivered on “Survival.” I certainly hope it’s not the highlight of MMLP2, but I would love to know if it’s at least on par with everything else Em has planned. Comment below and let us know what you think of the new video.

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  • XBlueCollarHardcoreX

    They should just designate Detroit to be where everyone films disaster, zombie, and apocalyptic type movies now. Seems to work well. Then they can use some of that revenue to help the residents move.