Eminem's 'Berserk' Video Takes a Page Out of the Beastie Boys' Playbook
Eminem has finally released the music video for his new track "Berzerk," and spoiler alert: It's excellent. With crazy cameos from Rick Rubin, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Rock, Slaughterhouse, and the Alchemist — not to mention the song's Khloe Kardashian-slamming lyrics like "all I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo/ with the ugly Kardashian/ Lamar, oh sorry yo, we done both set the bar low," — the video is truly Eminem.
Also noticeable is how full the video is all of Beastie Boys references — not only does the song actually sort of sound like a Beastie Boys track, but the Pistons jersey in the video is a very clear throwback to the Beastie Boys' video for "So What Cha Want."
Add in Eminem rapping to a fish-eye lens camera in front of a '90s-looking green-screened shot of Detroit, and the video has Beastie Boys' brand of hip-hop written all over it. There are also random scenes of people fighting, amongst other things, probably to keep things berzerk.
The video was directed by Syndrome, who also directed Rita Ora's video for "Radioactive." Eminem's new album MMLP2 will be released on November 4th.
You can check it the video for "Berzerk," in all its glory, below.