The rollout for Recovery is in full swing. Eminem’s new video for “Not Afraid” premieres Saturday at midnight on MTV, and a 15-second clip from the video has hit the Web.
In the preview, Marshall Mathers seems to have trouble on his mind. We see him standing on the ledge of a roof, in a basement throwing a chair against the wall and walking the streets of Newark, New Jersey. Em, of course, is no stranger to the Brick City. He used to run heavy with NJ rap collective the Outsidaz, which included Young Zee, Pace Won and Rah Digga.
Em has been overseas promoting Recovery, which drops June 22. On Friday morning (June 4), while speaking to BBC’s Radio 1 , he briefly delved into why he wanted “Not Afraid” to be the lead single from his new project. “It was one of them records that, as soon as it was finished, I felt like it should be the one,” he said on the show. He also revealed why he wanted Rihanna on a track called “Love the Way You Lie.” It was one of them songs I felt like it would be more special with her on it. Rihanna is super talented too.”
While in France a few days ago, he opened up about the upcoming album’s next single, “Won’t Back Down,” revealing that Pink was added to the track after it was completed. “When I did the song that I did with Pink, I laid my parts first and kind of heard her on the record and felt that she would smash this record,” Em said.
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