Eminem Evokes Beastie Boys on New Single ‘Berzerk': Listen

August 27, 2013 6:22 am
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Eminem has been making his way back lately between releasing a new song, “Survival,” on the trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts last week and announcing his new album in a commercial that aired during the MTV Video Music Awards.

And now, the rapper has officially released its first single, “Berzerk,” from his eighth album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, and it has a familiar sound … because Em evokes the Beastie Boys! The track also samples Billy Squier’s 1981 classic, “The Stroke.”

*Listen to it above (but be warned of some foul language) — or below, for the radio-friendly version.

The comparison makes sense considering “Berzerk” was produced by Rick Rubin, who is responsible for the rap trio’s Rock Hard and iconic Licensed to Ill albums.

“Berzerk,” off MMLP2, which will be released on November 5, can be purchased on iTunes here.

Here are the song’s lyrics:

Verse 1
Now this sh*ts about to kick off this party looks wack/ let’s take it back to straight hip hop and start it from scratch/ I’m ’bout to bloody this track up everybody get back/ that’s why my pen needs a pad ’cause my rhymes on the ra-ag/ just like I did with addiction I’m ’bout to kick it/ like a magician critics I turn to crickets/ got ‘em still on the fence whether to picket/ but quick to get impaled when I tell ‘em stick it/ so sick I’m lookin’ pale wait that’s my pig-ment/ ’bout to go ham ya bish shout out to Kendrick/ let’s bring it back to that vintage slim bi**h/ the art of MCin’ mixed with Divinci & MC Ren and I don’t mean Stimpy’s friend bitch/ been public enemy since you thought PE was gym bi**h

Chorus
Kick your shoes off let your hair down/ and go bezerk all night long/ grow your beard out just weird out/ and go bezerk all night long/ we’re gonna rock this house until we knock it down so turn the volume loud/ cause it’s mayhem ’til the AM/ so baby make just like K Fed and let yourself go let yourself go-oh-oo/ say f**k it before we kick the bucket life’s to short to not go for broke/ so everybody everybody go bezerk

Verse 2
Guess it’s just the way that I’m dressed ain’t it/ khaki’s pressed Nike shoes crispy and fresh laced so I guess it ain’t/ that aftershave or cologne that made ‘em just faint/ plus I showed up with a coat fresher than wet paint/ so if love is a chess game check mate/ but girl your body’s bangin’ jump me in dang bang bang/ yes siree ‘Bob’ I was thinkin’ the same thang/ so come get on this Kid’s Rock baw with da baw dang dang/ pow-p-p-p-pow chica pow chica wow wow/ got your gal blowin’ up a v-val-v-v-val-valve/ ain’t slowin’ it down throw in the towel t-t-towel-towel/ dumb it down I don’t know how huh huh how how/ least I know that I don’t know question is are you bozos/ smart enough to feel stupid hope so/ now hoe

Chorus
Kick your shoes off let your hair down/ and go bezerk all night long/ grow your beard out just weird out/ and go bezerk all night long/ we’re gonna rock this house until we knock it down so turn the volume loud/ cause it’s mayhem ’til the AM/ so crank the bass up like crazy and let your self go/ let your self go-oh-oo/ say f**k it before we kick the bucket life’s to short to not go for broke/ so everybody everybody go bezerk

Verse 3
And they say that love is powerful as cough syrup in Styrofoam/ all I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo/ with the ugly Kardashian Lamar oh/ sorry yo we done both set the bar low/ far as hard drugs are though/ that’s the past but I didn’t get enough codeine to knock future into tomorrow/ and girl I ain’t got no money to borrow/ but I am tryin’ to find a way to get you a-loan (car note)/ Oh Marshall/ Mathers sh*t head with a potty mouth get the bar of soap/ lathered kangol’s and Carheartless cargos/ girl you’re fixin’ to get your heart broke/ don’t be absurd ma’am you birdbrain baby I ain’t called anybody baby since birdman/ unless you’re a swallow/ word Rick word man you heard but don’t get discouraged girl this is your jam/ unless you got toe jam

Chorus
Kick your shoes off let your hair down/ and go bezerk all night long/ grow your beard out just weird out/ and go bezerk all night long/ we’re gonna rock this house until we knock it down so turn the volume loud/ cause it’s mayhem ’til the AM/ so baby make just like K Fed and let yourself go let yourself go-oh-oo/ say f**k it before we kick the bucket life’s to short to not go for broke/ so everybody everybody go bezerk Kick your shoes off let your hair down/ and go bezerk all night long/ grow your beard out just weird out/ and go bezerk all night long/ we’re gonna rock this house until we knock it down so turn the volume loud/ cause it’s mayhem ’til the AM/ so crank the bass up like crazy and let your self go/ let your self go-oh-oo/ say f**k it before we kick the bucket life’s to short to not go for broke/ so everybody everybody go bezerk


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