"Berzerk"

Marshall Mathers returns in rabid, pop-hook-baiting form. With both Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin on board, this metal-rap rant conjures License to Ill-era Beasties – even biting the "Kick it!" from "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" – to celebrate old-school hip-hop, with shoutouts to new-school labelmate Kendrick Lamar, triple-entendre punch lines and a mob-chant chorus. Yeah: I guess we did miss him.

From The Archives Issue 1192: September 26, 2013