October 28, 2013


Listen: Eminem & Rihanna Dissect Fame's Dark Side in "The Monster"

Everyone remembers Eminem and Rihanna's mammoth 2010 collabo "Love the Way You Lie," that spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The duo reignite the magic with catchy collabo "The Monster," lifted off of Em's forthcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Slim Shady talks of the sucky side effects of superstardom, spitting, "I wanted the fame / But not the cover of Newsweek...Wanted to receive attention for my music / Wanted to be left alone in public, excuse me." Rih relates superstardom to an enticing monster, "I'm friends with the monster / That's under my bed / Get along with the voices inside of my head / You're trying to save me, stop holding your breath."

But Em sees the good fame can bring, adding "I ain't here to save the f-cking children / But if one kid out of a hundred million / Who are going through a struggle, feels it and relates / That's great!" 

Sonically, "The Monster" is  bouncier than "Love the Way You Lie," especially with Rihanna's vocals over the chorus' glossy, rock-pop production, ending with a catchy hook section sung in her head voice.

Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops November 5. Read Fuse's complete guide to the album here.