As fans eagerly awaits Eminem’s new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the Detroit rap legend begins to open up about the inspiration behind the disc.

Em says the album is not necessarily a sequal to his 2000 classic The Marshall Mathers LP.

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This is what Eminem told Rolling Stone:

“[It’s] not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation,” Eminem told Rolling Stone. “So there’s not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that. To me, it’s more about the vibe, and it’s more about the nostalgia.”

“Calling it The Marshall Mathers LP 2, obviously I knew that there might be certain expectations. I wouldn’t want to call it that just for the sake of calling it that. I had to make sure that I had the right songs—and just when you think you got it, you listen and you’re like, ‘F–k, man! I feel like it needs this or that,’ to paint the whole picture.”

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 hit stores on November 5th. The album will see appearances from Rihanna, Skylars Grey, and Kendrick Lamar.

The album already spawn the singles “Berzerk” and “Rap God.”

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