updated 03:55 pm EST, Mon December 2, 2013
New Eminem album free, others discounted
Microsoft is giving hip-hop loving users of its Xbox Music service the chance to download a free copy of Eminem's Marshal Mathers LP2. The company's Major Nelson announced the giveaway on Monday, saying that it is open to Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone users. Downloading the album on any one Windows device will grant access to it across all of one's Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 devices, as well as on one's Xbox console.
In addition to the free Marshal Mathers LP2 album, Microsoft is discounting the rest of Eminem's catalog for Cyber Monday. Recovery, Relapse, Curtain Call, Encore, The Eminem Show, The Marshall Mathers LP, and the Slim Shady LP are all available for just $0.99 each.
Xbox Music users can take advantage of the free and discounted albums by opening Xbox Music on any Windows 8 or Windows Phone device and logging in with their Microsoft Account. They should then search for "Eminem" and click through to his artist page, and afterwards click through to the Marshall Mathers LP2's page. The price will automatically be displayed as free. Other albums will already be marked as $0.99.
Non-Windows 8/Windows Phone users can also stream Eminem's entire catalog for free today at music.xbox.com. Those with Xbox Music Pass and an Xbox Live Gold membership can stream the catalog directly from their consoles.