Eminem's new album will be released in November and will be a throwback to his early days as a rapper, if two new song snippets are to be believed.
The rapper shared the news during a Beats by Dre commercial that aired during the MTV Video Music Awards, revealing his first LP since 2010's Recovery would hit shelves on November 5.
Fans won't have to wait that long as Eminem also announced his first single, Berzerk, would debut on Tuesday.
Appearing to give a taste of the track, Eminem spits in a new clip posted on his website: "Let's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch/I'm about to bloody this track up, everybody get back/That's why my pen needs a pad because my rhymes' on the rag."
The new album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, is a follow-up to Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP, released in 2000.
MTV reports the project was executive produced by the lyricist's longtime collaborators Dr Dre and Rick Rubin.
Eminem also logged onto Instagram before the awards ceremony, sharing a photo of the VMA logo.
"Guess who's REALLY back? #VMAs," he teased.
Fans have been clamouring to find out more details about Eminem's new record since the Lose Yourself lyricist hinted he was working on the project last year.
"I've actually kinda just started (on a new album). I've been on the move a little bit too, so I've in between things, sneak songs in here and there," Eminem told MTV News in August 2012.
His frequent collaborator, DJ Alchemist, recently teased a few details on US TV show RapFix Live.
''(Eminem is) clearly going to further territories. I think what you would expect, especially after the last go-round,'' he said.
"That's my boss. I DJ for him and I'm not at liberty to speak on much, but you know his calibre and what he does."
The project will mark Eminem's eighth solo album.
His previous releases include: Infinite (1996), The Slim Shady LP (1998), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Relapse (2009) and Recovery (2010).
Watch the Eminem song snippets here.
- Cover Media