Berzerk

Eminem

About Berzerk

"Berzerk" is a song by American rapper Eminem, and produced by Rick Rubin. The song, released on August 27, 2013, is the first single from Eminem's eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song samples Billy Squier's "The Stroke", as well as the Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right", taken from their 1986 debut album Licensed to Ill, which Rubin had also produced, and Naughty by Nature's "Feel Me Flow". The song was heavily downloaded in its first week of release, resulting in the song debuting at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.  


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2013
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Now this shit's about to kick off, this party looks wack
Let's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch
I'm 'bout to bloody this track up, everybody get back
That's why my pen needs a pad cause my rhymes on the ra-hag
Just like I did with addiction I'm 'bout to kick it
Like a magician, critics I turn to crickets
Got 'em still on the fence ready to pick it
But quick get impaled when I tell 'em stick it
So sick I'm looking pale, well that's my pigment
'Bout to go ham, ya bish, shout out to Kendrick
Let's bring it back to that vintage Slim, bitch!
The art of the MCing mixed with da Vinci and MC Ren
And I don't mean Stimpy's friend, bitch
Been public enemy since you thought PE was gym, bitch

Take your shoes off, let your hair down and (Go berzerk) all night long
Grow your beard out, just weird out and (Go berzerk) all night long

We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the a.m.
So baby make just like K-Fed and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say f*ck it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (Go berzerk) shake your body

Guess it's just the way that I'm dressed, ain't it?
Khakis pressed, Nike shoes crispy and fresh laced
So I guess it ain't
That aftershave or cologne that made them just faint
Plus I just showed up with a coat fresher than wet paint
So if love is a chess game, check mate
But girl your body's banging, jump me in, gang bang bang
Yessiree Bob I was thinking the same thing
So come get on this Kid’s rock, baw-wit-da-baw dang-dang
P-p-p pow-pow chicka-chicka wow-wow
Catch a cab, I wanna go down b-b-bow, bow
Slow it down, throw in the towel, t-t-towel tow
Dumb it down, I don’t know how (Huh-huh) how-how
At least I know that I don't know
Question is are you bozos smart enough to feel stupid
Hope so, now ho

Take your shoes off, let your hair down and (Go berserk) all night long
Grow your beard out, just weird out and (Go berserk) all night long

We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the a.m.
So crank the bass up like crazy and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say f*ck it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (Go berzerk) get your vials

They say that love is powerful as cough syrup and Styrofoam
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
Bars hard, drugs hard thought that's the past
But I done did enough codeine to knock Future into tomorrow
And girl I ain't got no money to borrow
But I am tryin' to find a way to get you alone, car note!
Oh, Marshall Mathers shouldn’t everybody know
Get the bar soap lathered, kangols and Carhartt, these Cargos
Girl you’re fixin' to get your heart broke, don’t be absurd man
You bird brained baby I ain’t called anybody baby since Birdman
Unless you’re a swallow
Word, w-word man you heard, but don’t be discouraged girl
This is your jam, unless you got toe jam

Take your shoes off, let your hair down and (Go berzerk) all night long
Grow your beard out, just weird out and (Go berzerk) all night long

We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the a.m.
So baby make just like K-Fed and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say f*ck it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (Go berzerk) get your vials

We're gonna rock this house until we knock it down
So turn the volume loud, cause it's mayhem 'til the a.m.
So crank the bass up like crazy and let yourself go, let yourself go
Say f*ck it before we kick the bucket
Life's too short to not go for broke
So everybody, everybody (Go berzerk) get your vials

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Eminem

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (/ˌɛmɪˈnɛm/; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time in any genre, with Rolling Stone ranking him 83rd on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and labelling him the "King of Hip Hop". He will often be called " Slim Shady" at times. He has gotten into quite some rap battles against MGK, ( Machine Gun Kelly) Snoop Dog, etc. more »

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Written by: Marshall B Mathers III, Keir Gist, Vincent E. Brown, George Porter, Anthony Shawn Criss, Adam Yauch, Adam Keefe Horovitz, Joseph Modeliste, Cyril Neville, Aaron Neville, Rick Rubin, William H Squier

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Release Date
"Berzerk" was released on August 27, 2013 as the lead single from Eminem's eighth studio album, "The Marshall Mathers LP 2."
Production Team
The song was produced by the famously prolific Rick Rubin, who has worked with big-name artists such as Johnny Cash, The Beastie Boys, Metallica, and Adele.
Style
"Berzerk" sees Eminem returning to his roots with a sound reminiscent of the Beastie Boys, especially their album "Licensed to Ill." The track samples heavily from the realm of classic rock, particularly Billy Squier's "The Stroke" and The Beastie Boys' "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)."
Chart Performance
Upon its release, "Berzerk" debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, selling 362,000 copies in its first week. By the end of 2013, it was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.
Music Video
The song's music video was directed by Syndrome and features cameo appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Rubin, Kid Rock, and Slaughterhouse. The music video also reflects the song's sampling of classic rock by integrating elements of 1980s pop culture.
Award Nominations
"Berzerk" received two nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Editing.
Live Performances
Eminem performed "Berzerk" live for the first time on the French television show Le Grand Journal on September 7, 2013. He also performed the song at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Promotion
The track was used by ESPN as part of their promotion for the 2013 college football season, and Eminem appeared in a halftime interview during a game to promote the song and album.
Reception
"Berzerk" received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its fun, rebellious style and saw it as a successful return to Eminem's earlier form after the relative experiment of his previous album, "Recovery."
Album Impact
The release of "Berzerk" helped The Marshall Mathers LP 2 debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It was Eminem's seventh consecutive No. 1 debut, tying him with The Beatles for the longest streak of No. 1 album debuts in history.

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