Eminem shared a photo of what seems to be a page from a CD booklet with a warning to a listener.
In a manner very much resembling the spoken words recorded by Alfred Hitchcock for his 1958 album, Marshall penned:
In today’s wonderful world murder has become so commonplace that we are a society obsessed and fascinated by it. I thought why not make a sport of it, and murder over beats? So before you jump the gun, please allow me to explain.
This album was not made for the squeamish. If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you. Certain selections have been designed to shock the conscience, which may cause positive action. Unfortunately, darkness has truly fallen upon us.
So you see, murder in this instance isn’t always literal, nor pleasant. These bars are only meant for the sharpest knives in the drawer. For the victims of this album, may you rest peacefully. For the rest of you, please listen more closely next time. Goodnight!
With deepest sympathy,
The picture is captioned with a quote from “Renegade”, a song he recorded with JayZ for his “The Blueprint Collector’s Edition”: “Cause, see, they call me a menace and if the shoe fits, I’ll wear it. But if it don’t, then y’all will swallow the truth, grin and bear it”