Eminem’s return to relevance has been a triumphant success with his latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, scoring the #1 spot as well as the second-biggest sales week of 2013, right behind Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience. As of this week he’s got three singles, “The Monster” feat. Rihanna, “Rap God”, “Berzerk”, in the Top 20 and at one point had four, a feat that until now had been held only by The Beatles.
Other than being a lifeboat to the industry’s struggling Titanic, Eminem wrapped up a fall European jaunt and already has a few shows on tab for Australia next year. Dubbed the Eminem 2014 Rapture Tour, featuring opening acts Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, raises the burning question: Is Slim Shady finally ready for a 2014 North American tour? 2011 marked the last time the rapper officially toured the US, but based on the hype of MMLP2, he could be prepping for a headlining return to the North American stages. In the event that the hip hop giant does decide to roll out a North American Rapture tour, Eminem fans have full permission to go berserk. Get warmed up with Em’s live performance below.