Eminem has released an open letter, defending his new album Music To Be Murdered By. In a blood stained note, the rapper wrote, “In today’s wonderful world murder has become so commonplace that we are a society obsessed and fascinated by it. I thought why not make a sport of it, and murder over beats? So before you jump the gun, please allow me to explain.”
He continued, “This album was not made for the squeamish. If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you. Certain selections have been designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action. Unfortunately, darkness has truly fallen upon us.”
But Em insisted that there is a message behind the madness. He explained, “So you see, murder in this instance isn’t always literal, nor pleasant. These bars are only meant for the sharpest knives in the drawer. For the victims of this album, may you rest peacefully. For the rest of you, please listen more closely next time. Goodnight!”
Music To Be Murdered By is expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 270-290,000 units.