Eminem’s new album Marshall Mathers 2 is currently available to stream through iTunes Radio, and we can also see him on SNL tomorrow night. The album officially drops November 5th, 2013 and I’ve also got a post regarding his video of the first single Berzerk:
And it was also full of ‘666’ hand gestures:
The other videos he released since that didn’t seem to show anything that I could pick up, so I’ve omitted them.
The promo for his SNL appearance shows Em wearing a necklace of a triangle inside of a circle, which is probably just a motivational reference for him and his sobriety since its a common symbol for 12-step addiction programs, however there’s no sense in being rational when it comes to conspiracy theories, so we could also argue that it’s some kind of occult symbol:
“Above us floats a banner on which is inscribed the new symbol for A.A., a circle enclosing a triangle. The circle stands for the whole world of A.A., and the triangle stands for A.A.’s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. Within our wonderful new world, we have found freedom from our fatal obsession. That we have chose this particular symbol is perhaps no accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle enclosing the triangle as a means of warding off the spirits of evil, and A.A.’s circle and triangle of Recovery, Unity, and Service has certainly meant all of that to us and much more.” (p. 139)
The triangle is symbolic of pyramids, and other esoteric knowledge (as seen on Ancient Aliens Power of Three episode from season six). Given Em’s history though, we can probably dismiss this, but like I said earlier, it’s worth a note. Perhaps the warding off of evil is him trying to fight back against his demonic alter egos (Rainman).
So to take a listen to the album you can hear bits of Illuminati references throughout. He mentions the demon and alter ego Rainman in Rhyme or Reason:
A completely brain dead Rainman
He raps about this demonic Rainman, as do other prominent Illuminati affiliated musicians such as Rihanna (Umbrella), Lil Wayne (references himself as Mr. Rainman in the strip club anthem) and Jay-Z in Excuse Me Ms. where he says:
He’s not a sane man, he’s more like Rainman
Eminem’s original Rain Man song had the lyrics:
Cause I ain’t got no legs!
Or no brain, nice to meet you
Hi, my name is…
I forgot my name!
My name was not to become what I became with this level of fame
My soul is possessed by this devil my new name is….
So the song Rhyme and Reason implies that he is back with the demonic Rain Man. In the track for Rap God he drops a couple of lines speaking of the Devil again:
And I’m a million leagues above you, ill when I speak in tongues
But it’s still tongue in cheek, fuck you
I’m drunk so Satan take the fucking wheel, I’m asleep in the front seat
For more on Rainman, you’ve got to watch this Youtube video that goes into much more detail:
The final track of the album called Evil Twin sums up the main argument behind the conspiracy theories surrounding Eminem and his supposed Illuminati and demonic possession. The argument is that he (and others in the music industry) have these alter egos who they channel as the performer so that they can separate from the music industry because they truly understand how evil the industry is. These musicians have been in the seedy back room dealings and know that they’ve signed over their souls for fame and fortune. So here is some of the lines from Evil Twin that support this:
This darkness comes in me
And comes again
That ain’t me
He’s just a friend who pops up now and again
So don’t blame me, blame him
I step out and see my evil twin, he gives me an evil grin
We’ll have to see what imagery and symbolism we see in the future videos, particularly if he drops one for Monster since Rihanna will be in it.
For one last MM2 conspiracy, here’s a joke (I think?…) from Idolator that claims that Eminem had some weird connections to Kanye West throughout this album:
I think the new album is a subconscious rebuttal to Ye’s cultural takeover, Em’s Freudian way of horning in on Kanye’s pop culture kingdom. He’s reestablishing his presence via subtle markers, perhaps so that a few hip-hop fans would connect the dots. Or! It’s entirely possible (likely?) that I’m just waaay too deep inside my own mental rabbit hole and I’ve concocted a veritable Da Vinci Code based on clues that don’t actually exist. Either way — join me in the journey through the looking glass below.
First off, there’s the aforementioned handful of songs that, right off the bat, draw obvious parallels to Ye. As soon as “Rap God” dropped, it was seen as an overt response to “I Am A God” — Em’s outrageous boast is humbler than Ye’s outrageous boast; Ye wants to lord over all, Em is now happy to cede the pop culture throne and focus on reclaiming deity status within the realm of hip-hop.
There’s much more on that theory in Idolator’s website (hit that link above).