Beginning with dozens of mini-Eminems running around with chainsaws and Jason Voorhees masks terrorizing a city, the apocalyptic video serves as the ideal backdrop for Em’s lyrics such as: “The G-U-Y with the mother-F-U-C-K-I-N/ C-H-A-I-N-S-A-W and the W-H-I-S-K-E-Y/ And I don’t wanna trouble you, wait/But before you skate, I’d like to try to break the ice.”
As the clip goes on, 50 Cent’s first verse blends brilliantly with a bank robbery. He raps: “I kill a bitch with a potato peeler for the skrilla/ I’m finna skin a sinner, dick robbed like Bruce Jenner.”
Spanning studio albums, collaborative projects, movie soundtracks and guest appearances, the double-disc effort also featured “Rap God,” “Not Afraid” and “The Monster” as well as special guests such as Lil Wayne, Rihanna and Beyoncé.
The project debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 43,000 total album-equivalent units in its first week, marking Eminem’s 12th Top 10 album and first since The Slim Shady LP not to hit No. 1. However, Curtain Call 2 was the best-selling album of the week in pure sales, with over 18,000 copies sold.