Eminem is reaching back to the ’80s in a newly released track aimed at making him relevant again in 2013.
On “Berzerk,” the rapid-fire rapper samples heavily from Billy Squire’s guitar-laden 1981 hit “The Stroke” and from the Beastie Boys’ classic 1986 party anthem “Fight For Your Right.”
(Warning: It’s Eminem, so there’s some cursing.)
The track is off the upcoming “MMLP2,” and is produced by Beasties buddy Rick Rubin. The old-school feel of the song is complemented by the boom box we get to stare at in the lyric video.
Slim Shady, never one to shy from taking shots in his songs, doesn’t disappoint this time around, name-dropping Kevin Federline and Khloe Kardashian.
“So maybe make just like K-Fed and let yourself go, let yourself go,” he instructs listeners.
Last week, the rapper unveiled “Survival,” an anthem about fighting through obstacles. The tune will be on the new album and is also featured in the video game “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”
“Berzerk” is on iTunes. The new album is due out Nov. 5.