Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"

Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"

"Origins" offers a break down of the samples in each track featured on Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2."

Eminem took things back to basics on his new LP. The Detroit rapper recruited one of Hip Hop's pioneers, Rick Rubin, to help him channel some classic sounds and ideas, many of which came through sampling. 

The late 80s era of hip hop they pull from is well-represented in plenty of small vocal snippets and interpolations not instantly evident to the casual rap listener. Many of the musical samples also harken back to the days of Run DMC, where rock-based loops were the norm.

To make sense of the dense sampling techniques, we've organized a track-by-track guide to the album, giving listeners a chance to realize just how many pieces went into each beat.

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