Eminem surprised the world by releasing a new album called Music to Be Murdered By.
The new album features a verse from the late Juice WRLD. Black Thought, Q-Tip, Ed Sheeran, Young M.A, Anderson .Paak, and others also appear. Dr. Dre is credited on production throughout.
“Music to be Murdered by” quickly became controversial after its release because of lyrics in the song “Unaccommodating” that reference the bombing of Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert.
“But I’m contemplating yelling ‘Bombs away’ on the game like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting,” Eminem raps on the song.
A suicide bomber killed 22 people outside the singer’s concert in the English city in 2017.
Some users called the lyrics “disgusting.”
In addition to the new album, Em released a video for “Darkness.” It depicts a shooting at a concert, and then there’s audio and footage from the mass shooting in Las Vegas. As the video ends, there’s a plea encouraging people to register to vote. “Make your voice heard and help change gun laws in America,” the closing text reads, directing viewers to register at Vote.gov.