If Eminem’s championship-level trolling appearance during Saturday night’s Notre Dame/Michigan game wasn’t proof enough of his special kind of whimsy, now there’s his just-premiered video for “Berzerk.”
The clip features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, track producer Rick Rubin, Kid Rock, and members of Slaughterhouse. There’s also ample footage of Billy Squier (whose “The Stroke” provides one of the samples that make up the Rubin-produced beat), some backyard wrestling shenanigans, a little riot video, and visual references to both the Beastie Boys’ “So What Cha Want” and Pharcyde’s “Drop.”
Oh, and there’s also a big-ass boombox in there.
It’s a visual feast that, in typical Slim Shady fashion, makes a strident track a lot more palatable. Watch “Berzerk” below.
What’s your favorite moment in the “Berzerk” video? And how does it stack up against Eminem’s other clips? The VHS-centric approach here is pretty thrilling, and is a nice compliment to the DIY-sounding nature of the track. Still, it’s no “The Real Slim Shady,” right?
Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will be out on November 5.