Shady's back, tell a friend.
Eminem released his first new song in years today, debuting "Survival" as a part of a video game commercial. The new ad for "Call of Duty: Ghosts" is set to a clip of Slim Shady's latest. After an intro of female vocals, Marshall Mathers raps, "Wasn't ready to be a millionaire / I was ill-prepared / I was prepared to be ill be though / the skill was there." Take a listen to "Survival," albeit with some added weapons sound effects, above.
"Survival" is likely the first track off of Eminem's upcoming eighth studio album. Em, who released his last album, "Recovery," in 2010, recently returned to the rap game, recording a track called "Symphony in H" for DJ Tony Touch's latest mixtape, and performing to a packed crowd earlier this month as part of an event for G-Shock.
While there has yet to be an official announcement of an album title or release date, Eminem's new music will likely hit stores later this year. "We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013," Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg told Billboard earlier this year. "He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up."
Dr. Dre confirmed the news of the upcoming album in March, telling Power 106 that the Detroit rapper is "finishing up his project."
UPDATE: "Survival" made its full official debut on Wednesday afternoon, this time without the added sound effects. Eminem's camp confirmed that the track will be included on the rapper's next album. Take a listen to the full version below.