On this day, exactly 4 years ago (September 9, 2013), Eminem released the music video of “Berzerk,” the first single off The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
During the halftime at the September 7, 2013 Michigan–Notre Dame football game, Eminem premiered a preview of the music video for “Berzerk”.
Then the video was premiered two days later on September 9, via VEVO. It was filmed in Brooklyn, New York and directed by Syndrome. It features cameo appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Kid Rock (both of whom Eminem mentions in the song’s lyrics), Slaughterhouse, Mr. Porter, Yelawolf and The Alchemist, the song’s producer Rick Rubin and Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg.
The video also features short clips of backyard wrestling as well as short clips of the official music video of Billy Squier’s “The Stroke”, which is heavily sampled in the song. The video received a nomination at MTV Video Music Awards 2014 in the category “Best Hip-Hop Video”. It also won “Outstanding Video” at the Detroit Music Awards. “Berzerk” video holds the VEVO Certification award for more than 100,000,000 views.
Watch the video below: