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Eminem – Curtain Call 2 – Stream

Eminem Curtain Call 2 Album Art Breakdown and Reception

When it comes to the hip-hop and rap genre, not many artists can tout the same amount of influence and popularity that Eminem does. The 49 year old wordsmith has been putting rhymes to prose for the better part of his career now. Now he’s all set to do it once again as he begins hyping up his upcoming album release, Curtain Call 2.

Serving as the much anticipated second part to the original Curtain Call, Eminem’s Curtain Call 2 is set to be a grand compilation of all his work so far. Crumbs of this are sprinkled throughout the album art for the new record, which was teased earlier by the artist himself to drum up excitement for the new release.

The prospect of a new Eminem record is always an exciting one. So, let’s get right into tearing the new album art down to find what secrets it hides on djfresh2def.com, your best source for music news, as well as the greatest place to download free mixtapes!

Eminem Curtain Call 2 Album Cover Overview

The original Curtain Call served as a ‘Greatest Hits’ album for Eminem, featuring a lot of his best work from earlier in his career. This would cover his biggest songs from The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show in addition to a few outliers. Also on the album were four new songs, made specifically for Curtain Call itself. For Curtain Call 2, we’re expecting something similar.

Eminem’s Curtain Call 2 is sure to feature many of the rapper’s newer hits and singles, which covers a pretty impressive body of work. We’d be surprised if songs like ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Rap God’ didn’t make the cut considering how eponymous they’ve become. We’re also expecting a few deeper cuts on the album, and finally a few new, original songs to round things off.

The album art this time around seems to also hint at this, with many nods towards the artist’s various albums. At face value however, Eminem’s Curtain Call 2 album art is pretty simple. Smack dab in the middle of the record is Eminem himself, doing his popular goat horns sign. Flanking him are bright red curtains, as he’s laid against a dark background and some highlights.

Four number indicators in the shape of pills also appear on the album cover, with random number sequences on them. This works in tandem with the little “1 to 4 can play,” message on the album, with both having only the number 1 lit up. Other than that, we get other bits of imagery referencing Eminem’s career and achievements so far.

Now that we’ve given the general art of Curtain Call 2 a look through, let’s start breaking it down further. There are quite a few hidden references and messages in the album art, some more juvenile than others though. We’ve listed what we’ve found in the next section, so read on to find out more, and also check out our site to download free mixtapes!

Hidden References In The Eminem Curtain Call 2 Album Cover

So first of all, let’s break down the most simple part of the Eminem Curtain Call 2 album art. The random number sequences here don’t point towards anything themselves, but are meant to be read upside down. Flipping the album art reveals that they say “BOOBSS,” “HES ILL,” “HELLISH,” and “ASSHOLE,” which fits Eminem’s more juvenile side pretty well.

The little number 3s in the bottom left and right corner also say “E,” once flipped, which… probably just stands for Eminem. Nothing too special, but it is what it is. This opens things up so we can talk more about the references on the album art however. Also, before that, do check out our site to download free mixtapes and find out more rap related news!

First off, the most blatant reference here is the jet from Kamikaze, making an appearance. Kamikaze was one of Eminem’s more well received albums over the past decade, so it only makes sense he’d pull some songs off of it. The buildings right under Eminem are reference to Eminem’s hometown of Detroit, while the devil horns are often associated with The Marshall Mathers LP2.

Over on the left we have Eminem with a shovel, dressed in his garb from Music To Be Murdered By. ‘Godzilla’ was one of Eminem’s most well received singles, so we’re sure it’s going to be on Curtain Call 2 by default. The ghost flying out opposite of the jet is a reference to his collaboration with Royce da 5’9” Bad Meets Evil and its follow up Hell: The Sequel.

Along with that, we also get references to 2009’s ‘Relapse’, 2010’s ‘Recovery’, 2013’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’, and 2017’s ‘Revival’, all grouped into one package. It’s set to become one of the most impressive collection of hits that any rapper has put out to date, especially if you’re a big fan of Eminem’s recent releases.

Regardless, it’s quite fascinating how many references were fit into this album art, though whether it works cohesively or not is another story completely. The Eminem Curtain Call 2 album art was surprise dropped on the rapper’s Instagram page, along with a release date and the hashtags #Relapse, #Recovery, #MMLP2, #Revival, #Kamikaze, #MTBMB and #MTBMBSIDEB.

Social Media Reaction To The Eminem Curtain Call 2 Album Art

Social media has so far been split on the new album art, with some finding it hilarious and cool, while many others are ripping into its more juvenile elements. The more outspoken section of the internet seems to be bashing it non-stop, with many points of criticism being raised against the album art.

Many of the complaints towards Curtain Call 2’s album art have called it out as being corny and too self referential. This is especially noticeable when contrasted with the first Curtain Call’s more understated and simple approach to album art. Others yet are calling out Eminem, now almost 50, for continuing to be juvenile in his work.

On the more positive end, some fans find the detailed artwork to be fun, and opens the door to speculation on the tracks. For many fans, the juvenile humor is also perfectly fitting for Eminem, who’s never shied away from being silly in even his more serious works. It also works well as the album art for a compilation album, with so many little nods to his career so far.

Of course, Eminem himself seems to be riding the wave of criticism and positive feedback just fine. He’s not at all new to controversy, and he even seems to revel in some of his more contentious decisions here. If anything, it seems more like a calculated move for the artist, one that benefits the fans just as much as him.

As conversation and discussion surrounding the album ramps up, fans still remain unsure as to what the final track list will look like. Some unreleased tracks are set to appear on the album, and fans are also expecting to see his recent collaboration "From The D 2 The LBC" with Snoop Dogg to make an appearance.

Despite all this, even the fans bashing the album art are excited at the prospect of new Eminem music. The rapper’s vast catalog of work is as influential as his presence, and having the best he has to offer in one single album along with some new tracks is always going to be appreciated. We’re looking forward to the release of Eminem’s Curtain Call 2 on the 5th of August, 2022.

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Artist : Eminem
Album : Curtain Call 2
Genre : Hip Hop/Rap
Year : 2022
Tracks : 18
Playtime : 01:19:12
Size : 186.10 MB
Codec : MPEG 1 Layer III / 320 kbps

01. Godzilla Ft. Juice WRLD (03:34)
02. Lucky You (04:06)
03. Lighters (05:03)
04. Gnat (03:50)
05. Cinderella Man (04:39)
06. Walk On Water (04:57)
07. Rap God (06:03)
08. Love The Way You Lie (04:23)
09. Won't Back Down (04:25)
10. Higher (03:43)
11. Berzerk (03:57)
12. Not Afraid (04:09)
13. From The D 2 The LBC (03:33)
14. Nowhere Fast (04:24)
15. Fall (04:22)
16. Phenomenal (04:41)
17. Fast Lane (04:09)
18. You’re Never Over (05:05)

Artist : Eminem
Album : Curtain Call 2
Genre : Hip Hop/Rap
Year : 2022
Tracks : 17
Playtime : 01:22:00
Size : 192.24 MB
Codec : MPEG 1 Layer III / 320 kbps

01. 3 a.m. (05:19)
02. Space Bound (04:38)
03. Beautiful (06:32)
04. The Monster (04:10)
05. Venom (Music From The Motion Picture) (04:24)
06. Crack A Bottle (04:57)
07. Is This Love ('09) (03:32)
08. River (03:43)
09. Survival (04:32)
10. Best Friend (05:10)
11. Darkness (05:38)
12. Kings Never Die (04:57)
13. No Love (04:59)
14. Headlights (05:43)
15. The King and I (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS) (03:12)
16. Farewell (04:12)
17. Rap God (Mr. Cii Remix) (06:16)