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Eminem drops surprise album Music to be Murdered By and the first music video Darkness

While there have been rumors that Eminem was working on new music, the rapper surprisingly dropped his new album Music to be Murdered By on Thursday night.

The 47 year old Detroit rapper put out the album on Twitter and Instagram, available on his official store and to stream and download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Apple Music.

He also released the video for his first single off the album, Darkness, and revealed the album cover was inspired by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock.

New video: While there have been rumors that Eminem was working on new music, the rapper surprisingly dropped his new album Music to be Murdered By on Thursday night

New album: The 47 year old Detroit rapper put out the album on Twitter and Instagram, available on his official store and to stream and download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Apple Music

New album: The 47 year old Detroit rapper put out the album on Twitter and Instagram, available on his official store and to stream and download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Apple Music

Inspiration: He also released the video for his first single off the album, Darkness, and revealed the album cover was inspired by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock

Inspiration: He also released the video for his first single off the album, Darkness, and revealed the album cover was inspired by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock

The six-minute Darkness music video features the rapper walking around a dark stage with a grey hoodie, white t-shirt, jeans and sneakers, while also cutting back to another scene at a Las Vegas hotel room.

While the song appears to be about Eminem getting ready for a show in Las Vegas, with booze and shots, it’s ultimately revealed to be someone else entirely in the hotel.

The person Eminem is singing about is Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who opened fire into the crowd at the Route 91 Music Festival on October 1, 2017, killing 58 people and injuring 413 in the deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history.

Vegas: The six-minute Darkness music video features the rapper walking around a dark stage with a grey hoodie, white t-shirt, jeans and sneakers, while also cutting back to another scene at a Las Vegas hotel room

Vegas: The six-minute Darkness music video features the rapper walking around a dark stage with a grey hoodie, white t-shirt, jeans and sneakers, while also cutting back to another scene at a Las Vegas hotel room

Vegas: The six-minute Darkness music video features the rapper walking around a dark stage with a grey hoodie, white t-shirt, jeans and sneakers, while also cutting back to another scene at a Las Vegas hotel room

Hotel: While the song appears to be about Eminem getting ready for a show in Las Vegas, with booze and shots, it's ultimately revealed to be someone else entirely in the hotel

Hotel: While the song appears to be about Eminem getting ready for a show in Las Vegas, with booze and shots, it's ultimately revealed to be someone else entirely in the hotel

Hotel: While the song appears to be about Eminem getting ready for a show in Las Vegas, with booze and shots, it’s ultimately revealed to be someone else entirely in the hotel

The video even marks the exact time the shooting started, 10:05 PM, as the man rips off his hoodie as he shatters the hotel window and opens fire into the crowd.

He takes aim at the U.S. gun laws with the lyrics, ‘Going Keyzer Soze finger on the trigger but I’m a licensed owner with no prior convictions.’

‘If you’d like to know the reason why I did this you’ll never find a motive/Truth is I have no idea I am just as stumped no signs of mental illness just trying to show you the reason why we’re so f***ed cause by the time it’s over it won’t make the slightest difference,’ he sings.

Shooting: The video even marks the exact time the shooting started, 10:05 PM, as the man rips off his hoodie as he shatters the hotel window and opens fire into the crowd

Shooting: The video even marks the exact time the shooting started, 10:05 PM, as the man rips off his hoodie as he shatters the hotel window and opens fire into the crowd

The video shows police officers entering the room after the shooter killed himself, with a news clip on TV that’s from ‘Fux News’ instead of Fox News that says the ‘Shooter is Dead and Identified.’

The video ends with a display of several TV sets, all fashioned into a makeshift version of the United States, all with different news reports about a different school shooting.

All of the TV’s then all transition to a giant collage of an American flag as Eminem walks off the stage.

News: The video shows police officers entering the room after the shooter killed himself, with a news clip on TV that's from 'Fux News' instead of Fox News that says the 'Shooter is Dead and Identified'

News: The video shows police officers entering the room after the shooter killed himself, with a news clip on TV that’s from ‘Fux News’ instead of Fox News that says the ‘Shooter is Dead and Identified’

When will this end: The video ends with a display of several TV sets, all fashioned into a makeshift version of the United States, all with different news reports about a different school shooting

When will this end: The video ends with a display of several TV sets, all fashioned into a makeshift version of the United States, all with different news reports about a different school shooting

Collage: The video ends with a chyron that reads, 'When will this end? When enough people care. Register to vote at Vote.gov Make your voice heard and help change the gun laws in America.'

Collage: The video ends with a chyron that reads, ‘When will this end? When enough people care. Register to vote at Vote.gov Make your voice heard and help change the gun laws in America.’

The video ends with a chyron that reads, ‘When will this end? When enough people care. Register to vote at Vote.gov Make your voice heard and help change the gun laws in America.’  

The album includes 20 tracks with several collaborators including Young Ma, Royce Da 5’9″, White Gold, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, Anderson Paak, Don Tolliver, KXNG Crooked and Joell Ortiz.

Eminem released his last album, 2018’s Kamikaze, by surprise as well. 

Register: The video ends with a chyron that reads, 'When will this end? When enough people care. Register to vote at Vote.gov Make your voice heard and help change the gun laws in America'

Register: The video ends with a chyron that reads, ‘When will this end? When enough people care. Register to vote at Vote.gov Make your voice heard and help change the gun laws in America’

 

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