Eminem is here again because he has done something controversial, naughty little scamp. Always just… rapping, isn't he? Just rapping and rapping. He is rapping so much that he needed to make new songs to rap over because his rapping started spilling out of his computer and out of his house and everyone was annoyed and saying stuff like please stop rapping there are words everywhere now you're cluttering up the place but he was like oh no man I gotsta rap so everyone decided to leave him to it but they still look at him with a bit of an annoyed expression on their faces.

Well actually, it's not just Eminem. He's just invited some rapper friends who live in or otherwise have some kind of connection with Detroit for a Shady Records compilation, Shady XV. It's a double-disc affair marking the 15th year of existence for Shady Records. The first disc features just new tracks, but the second is more of a greatest hits compilation kinda thing, featuring past Shady Records artists like 50 Cent and Bobby Creekwater. It all started on 3rd June this year with an enigmatic tweet from Paul Rosenberg (Eminem's manager and Shady Records co-founder) that just said "Shady XV". The rest is a proud, unfaltering history of promotion that brings a tear to me eye.

One track on the comp, 'Detroit Vs. Everybody', features on a pretty all-star lineup, Danny Brown, Big Sean, Dej Loaf, Royce da 5'9", and Trick Trick. All on one song (with a skiffly, march-flavoured, serious beat), that is correct.

In a promotional whatsit for this treasure trove of musical gems, Eminem, yes, said something— no, wait, he rapped something. Same way he raps on the phone to the bank, or picking up his mum from the shops, he rapped about punching Lana Del Rey in the face (twice). Goodness me, crikey! Hooligan! Ruffian! Rowdy reprobate rapscallion! What's she ever done to you man, or was this just a rap too far? (Eminem: A Rap Too Far). His actual words were:

Play nice? Bitch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance / 'Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens

So yes, if you like this sort of thing I imagine you'd be delighted to purchase it when it's out 24th November. Same day as Beyoncé's deluxe limited amazing edition of her self-titled album. Careful how you spend your pennies on this incredible day.

Firstly you can listen to that nice 'Detroit Vs. Everybody' track and (or) you can listen to, plus also watch, the Shady XV cypher, or "CXVPHER" (pronounce it) in which Mr. Eminem does what he does best I suppose.