Eminem’s Latest Music Video Draws Parallels to the 2017 Las Vegas Incident

Warning: “Darkness” contains graphic content.

By
Music
9,528 Hypes 7 Comments

After the surprise release of his 11th studio album late last night in Music To Be Murdered By, Eminem returns with the music video for his single “Darkness” and it’s just that – a graphic depiction of the mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip that killed 58 people and left 413 wounded back in October 2017.

“Feels like I’m loathing in Las Vegas/ Haven’t got the vaguest why I’m so lost/ But I’d make you this small wager/ If I bet you I’ll be in tomorrow’s paper/ Who would the odds favor?” Eminem raps as the music video intercuts the first person perspective of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock with Eminem alone in a dimly lit room that sees the walls gradually closing in. Eminem’s initial references to his anxiety and depression are paired with visuals of American news outlets covering mass shootings in recent years.

Music To Be Murdered By features Slim Shady channeling his inner Alfred Hitchcock on the cover and delivers a wide-ranging 20 tracks with help from collaborators like Royce Da 5’9”, Juice WRLD, Ed Sheeran, Black Thought, Q-Tip and Anderson .Paak. The 47-year-old hip-hop legend touches on themes of alcoholism, American gun violence, critical reception of his last handful of projects and more. Watch the video for “Darkness” above and stream Eminem’s latest LP in full below.

In other music news, revisit Dreamville’s latest Revenge of the Dreamers III Deluxe Version

Read Full Article
Image Credit
Barry Brecheisen/Wireimage/Getty Images

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

102 Users Online

What to Read Next

Raised By Wolves Adds Stash Pocket to the Saucony AYA "Asphalt Jungle"
Footwear

Raised By Wolves Adds Stash Pocket to the Saucony AYA "Asphalt Jungle"

Inspired by ’90s skate footwear.

AMBUSH FW20 Is an Eclectic Blend of Heritage and Hip-Hop
Fashion

AMBUSH FW20 Is an Eclectic Blend of Heritage and Hip-Hop

Baggy denim, kimono collars and more angles of the collaborative Converse.

Junya Watanabe FW20 Redefines the "Retro Uniform" With Updated Workwear
Fashion

Junya Watanabe FW20 Redefines the "Retro Uniform" With Updated Workwear

Over a dozen collaborations including Italian motor sports companies, Levi’s and more.


Essentials: Jon Warren of Herschel Supply Co.
Fashion 

Essentials: Jon Warren of Herschel Supply Co.

The lead designer of the household bag brand shows us what he’s packing.

The Air Jordan 4 "Black Cat" Returns Later This Month
Footwear

The Air Jordan 4 "Black Cat" Returns Later This Month

For the first time since its initial release in 2006.

Madlib and Oh No Flex Their Family Chemistry With Debut 'The Professionals' Album
Music

Madlib and Oh No Flex Their Family Chemistry With Debut 'The Professionals' Album

13 new tracks from Madlib’s infinite instrumental archives.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We noticed you are using an ad-blocker

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.