Curtain Call 2 is here.
Nearly two decades ago, Eminem released Curtain Call: The Hits, a collection of his greatest songs from his first few studio albums (The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, and Encore). The follow-up finds Em pulling cuts from Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Revival, Kamikaze, and Music to Be Murdered By, paying homage to those five projects on the cover art.
The double-disc release features 35 tracks spanning more than a decade, with appearances by Beyoncé, Rihanna, Juice WRLD, Kehlani, Royce da 5’9”, Pink, Ed Sheeran, and more. An unreleased 50 Cent collab titled “Is This Love (’09)” produced by Dr. Dre is one of three unique offerings, with the others being the June-released “From the D 2 the LBC” featuring Snoop Dogg and “The King and I” with CeeLo Green, from Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic soundtrack. The Dre/50 collab “Crack a Bottle” is here too, and got a previously unseen official visual this week:
Eminem has notably left off everything from 2009’s Relapse, an album he admittedly doesn’t look back at fondly. “Relapse is something that I looked after a couple years, went back to and cringed at,” he told Sway in 2018. “I didn’t realize I was doing that many accents.” Marshall touched on his personal state while recording Relapse on “Talkin’ 2 Myself,” rapping, “Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushing ’em out.”Despite the absence of Relapse,
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