Eminem is back on top of the Billboard album chart this week with The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He’s already sold well over a million copies of his new album in only three weeks of release, and you can expect The Marshall Mathers LP 2 to remain in the top 10 throughout the holiday season.
Now comes the just-released video for “Rap God,” which casts him as a Max Headroom-esque character. For those of you too young to remember, Max Headroom was perhaps the most ’80s thing of all time, a marvel of then-cutting edge video technology who had his own TV show and sold Coke to children in a future dystopian hellscape.
In the “Rap God” video, not only does Slim Headroom rap via the miracle of neon green screen, but Em also references the video game Portal, re-creates some of those battle scenes from 8 Mile, and is possibly trying to learn kung fu.
Check out the whole six minute mini-epic below.
Since “Rap God” is the track that contains a lot of the lyrics that got people all hot and bothered in the walk-up to the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, expect the one-two punch of this video and Em’s consistently huge sales numbers to rekindle that conversation soon.
What do you think of the “Rap God” video? Eminem makes kind of a perfect Max Headroom, doesn’t he?