Without so much as a word of warning Eminem, returns with the full length album Music to be Murdered By, featuring a guest appearance from the late Juice WRLD and assists from Royce Da 5'9", Anderson .Paak, Skylar Grey and more.

The album was released with two different cover designs; one featuring Eminem wearing a trilby hat and holding a shovel, and the other featuring Eminem, hatless, holding an ax and a gun to his head. Both versions credit Eminem under his "reincarnated" alter-ego name Slim Shady.

The album's title and cover art allude to the 1958 Jeff Alexander album, Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music to Be Murdered By. Eminem tweeted an image of the album cover featuring Hitchcock holding an ax and a gun to his head stating the album cover was "inspired by the master, Uncle Alfred!".