Eminem releases the music video for "Rap God." He initially teased the video's release last week with a 30-second clip that featured the veteran MC doing an impression of Max Headroom. This frantic head bobbing continues throughout the music video which was directed by Rich Lee and shot at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit. Lee has worked on previous videos with Eminem in the past, including "Lighters" and "Not Afraid."
Eminem also gets wired up to a chair where he takes in a bottomless pit of information. Flashes of Busta Rhymes and Run–D.M.C. pop up on multiple television screens as he references them in the song. Once Eminem wakes up from his dream state he becomes more than a mere mortal, floating in the air and causing chaos while he delivers one of his best lyrical performances to date.
On a related note, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with over 120,00 copies sold. Not too shabby for a "Rap God."
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