Eminem's new song Berzerk is awesome. It has a super hardcore, old-school sound and Eminem's lyrics and mic skills are as sharp as ever. Part of what makes the song so cool is the creative use of samples. The Beastie Boys vibe of the tune is melded with the main sample of early 80s hit The Stroke by Billy Squire. There is a little Beastie Boys sample from (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) too, ("Kick It!").

Here is the Eminem video (Launage Warning). By the way, the guy with the beard is producer Rick Rubin. If you don't know him, you have probably heard some of the stuff he has created.

Eminem's new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is out November 5th.