New Music: Eminem f/ Rihanna – ‘The Monster’

The Monster

Eminem and Rihanna topped the charts for seven weeks with their 2010 smash “Love the Way You Lie.” Just in time for Halloween, the dynamic duo reunites for “The Monster,” the haunting new single off Eminem’s upcoming album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, due November 5.

“I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed/ Get along with the voices inside of my head/ Keep tryin’ to save me/ Stop holding your breath/ And you think I’m crazy/ Well that’s not fair,” sings RiRi.

In addition to Rihanna, MMLP2 also features Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey, and fun.’s Nate Ruess, with executive producers Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. The deluxe adds five songs including collaborations with Sia and Jaime N Commons.

“[It's] not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation,” the Detroit MC told Rolling Stone of the follow-up to 2000′s The Marshall Mathers LP.

On his album release day, he will sit down for a Q&A with fans as part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series.

Unleash “The Monster” before it hits iTunes tonight.

Do Eminem and Rihanna have another hit on their hands? Weigh in below.

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93 Comments

  1. mumi

    Oh my god. This is song is so gonna smash the charts!

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    @SLICKERTHANSLY Reply:

    @mumi, CO-SIGN! This is hot already. Im happy he put her on it. #Navy

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    T-Bib Reply:

    @mumi, I agree, this is gonna be #1 in few days. The bad point is that doensn’t sound at all like MMLP or a back to the old eminem.

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    logan Reply:

    @mumi, This isn’t rap it’s trashy girly garbage this is pretty much the same as justin bieber that’s why nobody listens too the radio anymore and people like you with your extremly biased out look piss me off anything with a squeeky girl screaching her head off you would like 100 percent or a gay sounding male. I also bet you think garbage songs like “bruno mars grenade” and “all the right moves” are good songs this generation makes me sick.

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  2. CB_Lovah

    Love it~

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  3. Applause

    1st…… Smash!!!!!!

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  4. Kelly

    Rihanna and Em music >>>>> Rihanna and anyone else! I love this song! I like her more when does up tempo music! I’m downloading this!

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  5. Lovedopg

    Catchy!

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  6. Fawaz

    In 30 minuets it’s gonna be #1 in the charts!

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  7. Anthony Diaz

    Amazing Song!! Exito seguro

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  8. Tamara

    That bitch did that! I was prepared to hate it! :/ But, damn if I don’t love it! Grrrr

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  9. Lady Gaga

    Hmm… I swear I’ve head this before…

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    Mo Reply:

    @Lady Gaga, Same..the chorus melody sounds like “Eyes wide shut” by JLS

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  10. Grldtyo

    Cute song.Love Em&Rih together!

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  11. lola

    This will blow up the charts. its so catchy, Rihanna sounds great!

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  12. BEDSTUYFLY

    DAMN THIS IS THE DREAM TEAM! THIS RECORD WILL BE HUGE!

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    Meme Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, u see our girl. She making it hard for the haters. Their favs could never

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    what Reply:

    @Meme, please refer to SSLP, MMLP, and The Eminem Show, before you say this song is good

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  13. Brina

    Rihanna slayeddddd this

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  14. Ine

    LOVE DIZ OHMYGOD

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  15. Kipyt

    Hot100 #1 tbh. Like the song though

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  16. fuck you

    Rihanna fucking sucks. The beat is shit. This is not slim. Fuck you Rihanna dick riders

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    MrMythos94 Reply:

    @fuck you, Old slim isn’t coming back man. If you’re gonna have that mentality, then don’t listen to his shit anymore yo.

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    base Reply:

    @fuck you, u know rihanna is a cock rider she suck and rides any cock to get a hit (sadly) but yea this does suck not all that at all.

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  17. Sammy

    This is the Eminem i was waiting for !! RiRi you are gold !! Much love from India, pleaseeee do come once slim !! Once pleaseeesd

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  18. Elise

    RIHANNA SMASHED IT!!!!!!!! So did Eminem!!! Defo gonna smash the charts!

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  19. ChriLaDa

    The 3 first singles wasnt good at all! But this is crazy !!! I Love It!!!!!

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    Zack Reply:

    @ChriLaDa, thats the biggest crap ive ever heard. All three, especially berzerk and rap god were much better than this pop tune.

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    Chris Etrata Reply:

    @Zack, This sounds like a crappy maroon 5 track, not eminem.

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  20. alison

    OMG!!!! It’s great! It’s awesome!! I love it!!!

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  21. what

    Why is Eminem raping his own legacy with this crap

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  22. @radwanhussein

    This song is REALLY REALLY good don’t get me wrong, but Love The Way You Lie is so much better.

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  23. Zack

    This song will be a huge hit, but i dont like it at all. Very weak rapping and beat, way too pop for my taste. Still excited for his album though!

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  24. KenBarbUK

    *cries

    i don’t deserve to be slayed like this

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  25. Epikmonk3y

    Rihanna superb as always, eminem sounded so pop in this. So far 2 shitty songs, survival, and monster, berserk wasn’t all that great either. Berserk was suppose to be hip hop roots? Where is the high octane black man that is suppose to make you want to groove to the tune.

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    Perturbed Reply:

    @Epikmonk3y, rap god

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  26. EL

    Rihanna is a hitmaker. Plain and simple. She was born to do exactly this.

    Undeniable.

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  27. Ahmed

    So Amazing Song I Adore u Em

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  28. Chaima

    RIH SLAAAAYEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD YASSSSSSSSSSSS

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  29. me

    sucks

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  30. Meme

    Oh my fucking god this is why Rihanna is the #1 artist on the world. You can not deny this woman murders very thing she graces. Incredible. Big up to song writer as wel

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  31. Lolla

    Russell Wilson sighting!

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  32. xedos

    Rihanna has this voice that’s just take over a song and make it hers . its like rihanna ft Emnem

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  33. Truth Hurts

    This song is so generic. I expected something completely left field but its on the same lines as Love The Way You Lie. Radio will eat this up though. This is the reason why it sucks to listen to the radio now.

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  34. Well Dayum.

    Wow. Rihanna actually sounds decent and she is the best part of the song. Em’s verse are kinda lackluster TBH and bit is annoying. The song is 10x better than anything he’s released so far for this album. It’s sad he had to do a pop record just to get a hit though…..

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Well Dayum., Berzerk was a top 5 hit

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Well Dayum., Rap God debuted at #7. He got hits. Survival was top 20.

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  35. Honest

    The game oke is far better then what em has given us, people be honest this is pop Not hip hop… And yourl call it a come back 4m em.

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  36. BIGLP=LPun

    Gotta admit. The song is pretty catchy. No shit though it’s commercialized hip hop. Good stuff eminem.

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  37. Dez

    This beat sounds like Beyonce’s song “Runway” that she sang in Life Is But A Dream!!

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Dez, I was thinking the same.

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  38. Tracy

    Well look at GOD, Look at how this girl continues to WIN

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  39. Channel_ROMAN

    This is not Eminem this is B.o.B mixed with Nicki (Roman)

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    Zack Reply:

    @Channel_ROMAN, no hate to Bobby, that man can rap! (Eventhough he doesnt always prove and does it)

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  40. ProblemBITCHES

    BadGalRiRi Enought Said… Who gone take her OFF…

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  41. ,.

    Fire track,Caribbean girls run it ask Riri.

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  42. saint

    what’s with sh***y production? this beat and rap god beat are poor…

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  43. tony

    Does it have to be straight hip hop all day everyday for you heads? The man released a six min song last week where hes just ripping it. This is a good song. Yes its commercial, who cares. Good music. Heard no complaints when jay released empire state or when ye released all of the lights but em wants to do similar formula and heads tear him down despite lyrics on this song being far better than jay n ye

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    MrMythos94 Reply:

    @tony, fo sho.

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  44. justmaopinion

    Eminem and Rihanna collaborations are always a masterpiece!

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  45. SOS

    THEY GOT ANOTHER #1 ON THEIR HANDS

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  46. Nick Wright

    Too popish for Eminem

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  47. Chris

    This is the most pop thin Rihanna’s recorded in awhile.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Chris, Uhm… Right Now

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  48. Nick Wright

    You just let Nas down i mean i’ts ok but this is some shit you hear pitbull or flo-rida on,but i guess he’s just having fun

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  49. richard

    White people will luv anything from Eminem even if trash and this is one. Not impressed.

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  50. eoiny

    Dammit Em i hate it had to be him.
    Takin it back to straight hip hop apparently.
    Same generic bullshit pop song we’ve heard before and a disgrace that’s its on an album called MMLP2.

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  51. Disgrace

    Pop

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  52. Ellie

    Love this song so much amazing

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  53. Andy

    This is VERY generic. I don’t think it will be a hit. It will got airplay and downloads from every Eminem fans(white-wannabe-hiphop kids) and Rihanna fans but will not go high in charts, specially with already THREE songs in radio.

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  54. Sushi

    O_o oh my GOD I lOVE THIS!

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  55. Nick

    radio is going to eat this up, and I can’t wait until its put up on itunes. probably be the fastest selling single to go number 1 on itunes.

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  56. luv4u

    Im a fan of both I think this song is cute but it doesn’t sound like it should be on the mmlp2.but then again em singles r neva the sound for his whole album.but if yor gonna do pop records for the mmlp2 it should of been stronger then this.

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  57. Hugh

    Love it

    I remember not liking LTWYL the first few times I heard it

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  58. luv4u

    So we heard survival which I like because of the versuses, bezerk is ok once u get use to it, rap god is great lyrically and now the monster a pop record..remember people that was 4 songs out of 21 songs on the album hopefully the other songs are better then the singles. But still can’t wait to buy my copy November 5.

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  59. PETE

    i told everyone this is recover 2..i am not buying this crap….this is not mmlp2

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  60. Jlinz

    THIS IN NOT HIP HOP! eminem is a sell out this is straight pop and very underwhelming to say this least not feeling this. sounds like something flo-rida would do

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    K0kakw0rld Reply:

    @Jlinz, Really? one song? FOH

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  61. Vicky

    This is exactly what Kanye is always talking about, you people are always trying to stick people in a box and leave them there, let the folks be creative and do their thing, stop looking for someone to give you the same thing they gave you when they were 19 and 20, as you grown you evolve, things change, you have had more experiences, you experiment with your craft, if you don’t allow them to experiment, you will be the same people crying that they sound the very same, some of you fans stifle these artist, you so busy trying to box them in to fit our boxed in lives, they are artist and they will operate as such, his whole album will not be hard core hip hop, sometimes you have to mix it up.

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    from france Reply:

    @Vicky, Yeah you’ve had more experiences so you can do garbage music now….

    not logical

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    from france Reply:

    @Vicky, @Vicky, Yeah you’ve had more experiences so you can do garbage music now….

    not logical

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    Andy Reply:

    @Vicky, why would he experiment in his EIGHT album? It’s time to do records for your already big fanbase and that is exactly what he’s doing since he got the market of the white teens.

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    logan Reply:

    @Vicky, You support gay rights enough said.

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  62. man

    dont like it.it will be a hit in my basement not in the whole world

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  63. anita

    i hate eminem and his homophobic songs. when will he just quit. It’s Macklemore’s time now.

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  64. from france

    Eminem + rihanna : definitely NOOOO

    Eminem is not at his best level here and the chorus is basic.

    Nothing special . we want the REAL SLIM SHADY. but the eminem of 2002 is over unfortunatly

    Little girl will buy this garbage. good for them

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  65. vinylmank

    @Lady Gaga. also like “I am friends with the monster” the tune of this line and “and my time would be wasted” of beautiful girls b.o.b. ft bruno are whole similar!!!!!!

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  66. MMG-SUEDE

    I think Rihanna kinda outshined him & im not a Rhianna fan I just think Em sounds dated sometimes but ill buy it

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  67. @PrinceJawsh

    Good shit Em, this should give your album major attention :)

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  68. Princejawsh

    Rap God” – RAP “Berzerk” – Old Hip-Hop “Survival” – Rap + Rock “The Monster” – Rap + Pop

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    Andy Reply:

    @Princejawsh, rap is something you do in hip hop, is not a different genre.

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  69. JD

    I quite like this.

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  70. maya

    & when this bitch sings this live it’s going to sound like trash.

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