Eminem Is Inspired by the ’80s in ‘Rap God’ Sneak Peek
Part of post-'Encore' Eminem's charm is how outdated his pop culture references are. There's probably no rappers -- or musicians from any genre --who could namedrop Kevin Federline on the hook of a Billboard Top 10 song like Eminem does on 'Berzerk.'
The Detroit native is injecting the same sensibility in the video for the hyper-lyrical 'Rap God.' The sneak peek shows Em taking inspiration from Max Headroom, a popular sci-fi television character from the '80s. 'Rap God' already comes with an '80s reference when a line from 'Supersonic' -- a track from female rap trio JJ Fad -- gets sampled.
The 'Rap God' preview reveals the video will premiere on Nov. 27. This is probably not the only visual fans see from Eminem in the near future. 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' creator posted a photo to Instagram showcasing himself and Rihanna on the set of 'The Monster' video.