It’s “Music to be Murdered by,” and no one saw it coming.
Eminem surprised fans Thursday night by tweeting news of the release of his 11th album.
“It’s your funeral…” the rapper wrote.
The album’s cover art is modelled after an Alfred Hitchcock album of the same name. One of the tracks, called Alfred, is a 30-second clip of the famed filmmaker speaking.
“How do you do? Ladies and gentlemen/My name is Alfred Hitchcock and this is Music To Be Murdered By/It is mood music in a jugular vein/So why don’t you relax? Lean back and enjoy yourself/Until the coroner comes,” Hitchcock says in the clip.
The album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Skylar Grey, Royce Da 5’9″, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, White Gold, Young M.A, KXNG Crooked, Joell Ortiz, Don Toliver, Anderson. Paak and Juice WRLD.
Rapper and singer Juice WRLD died in December after suffering a medical emergency.
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, released his last album, 2018’s “Kamikaze,” in a similar fashion. It had a political element, with multiple references to President Donald Trump.