See Eminem as Max Headroom in Lewinsky-Referencing 'Rap God' Video

Slim Shady dons '80s suit-and-shades combo for 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' clip

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Eminem has unveiled the official music video for "Rap God," the speedy, six-minute single from the Detroit MC's latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Slim Shady hinted at his transformation into fictional '80s talk-show host Max Headroom earlier this month with a 30-second teaser for the clip — now we've got the whole visual, directed by Rich Lee, who also helmed the 2010 video for Em's Recovery hit "Not Afraid." The video falls in line with Em's recent nostalgic streak (see the title of MMLP2, its throwback cover art, and the Beastie Boys-biting video for "Berzerk") by tossing in screenshots from vintage video games, dusting off footage of Bill Clinton's "sexual relations" soundbyte, and working in a 14-years-late homage to The Matrix.

Watch the "Rap God" video above, then check out SPIN's review of MMLP2: we've got a written edition and a video version starring a pair of kittens.

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