Eminem took to Twitter on Thursday evening to announce the release of the surprise album. Music To Be Murdered By is the rapper's newest effort following his 2018 album, Kamikaze

Check out Eminem's new album artwork

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What to expect on the album

Music To Be Murdered By runs for twenty tracks. Pop singer Ed Sheeran features on the track "Those Kinda Nights," while rapper Juice WRLD can be heard on a song titled "Godzilla." Other track titles include "Darkness," "Stepdad," and "Farewell."

Ed Sheeran attends the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2019 in London, England. 

Already generating controversy

Never one to shy away from controversy, Eminem has already provoked listeners of the new album with lyrical references to Ariana Grande and the Manchester bombing of 2017. Along with the album's gruesome artwork, Music To Be Murdered By is noted to explore dark and violent themes.

The album's release was accompanied by a music video for the track "Darkness," which appears on the 8 Mile actor's YouTube channel.

See the music video for "Darkness" here: