Eminem Releases First Album in Four Years

Recently returning to prominence after a politically charged freestyle performance at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards, rapper Eminen has solidified this newfound interest with the release of Revival this week. The 77-minute album marks his ninth studio release and the first since 2013’s widely acclaimed The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The album boasts a number of notable collaborators including Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and production from Denaun Porter and Rick Rubin.

 

Produced over the course of 2016 and 2017, Eminem’s new album has a storied history leading up to its final release. Revival is notable for having only one track produced by the eminent Dr. Dre, whose unique production aesthetic is ubiquitous on Eminem’s earlier releases. Dre’s sole credit is on “Remind Me (Intro),” an interstitial of sorts at only 26 seconds in length.

 

While the album is packed with interesting features and collaborations, at least one track changed dramatically from initial plans. “Walk on Water,” which features powerful vocals from Destiny’s Child veteran Beyoncé was initially supposed to feature English singer-songwriter Adele. Like the guest spots, Revival features a broad range of interesting samples from Regina Spektor to Bette Midler. Sheeren revealed that his vocals for “River” were recorded at New Zealand actor Russell Crowe’s farm estate in Australia. Rapper 2 Chainz is alleged to have recorded a verse on “Chloraspetic,” the album’s third track, but this was unfortunately left on the cutting room floor. Instead the song features Phresher, a comparative unknown.

 

Overall, the album is seeing relatively mixed reviews, holding a 63 on Metacritic, though it may still be too early to fully gauge the Revival‘s merits and impact. The Guardian has been the harshest reviewer to date, giving the album a dismal two out of five stars and heavily criticizing its overall production.

Eminem to Release New Album

Eminem was the biggest selling musical artist in the United States from 2000-2009. He is also the biggest selling rap artist in history. His millions of fans around the world have been wondering when he will release a new album. He had not done so since 2013. However, their wait will soon be over. Eminem’s new album called ‘Revival’ is going to come out December 15th. He has been performing some songs from the album on various TV shows over the past couple of months. He recently made an appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as the musical guest.

Eminem has kept a relatively low profile since the release of his most recent album four years ago. He lives like a recluse. This is surprising for someone who is as famous as he is. ‘Walk On Water’ is the title to the first single from his new album. The song talks about how he can never meet the very lofty expectations that his fans have for him. This song is very interesting because it reveals the massive insecurities that Eminem has. This is very surprising when you consider the fact that he is one of the most successful musicians of all-time.

Eminem has not revealed any tour plans to support his new album in 2018. There were rumors that he might be doing some shows with his mentor and former collaborator Dr. Dre. However, that is just speculation at this point. Eminem made headlines several months ago when he released a freestyle rap about his hatred for President Donald Trump. He also received huge cheers from the crowd when he made an appearance at a Detroit Pistons game soon after the anti-Trump rap was released. Eminem has said that he took so long to released a new album because he was lacking inspiration.

Eminem’s New Album Features Some Major Artist Collaborations

Eminem’s long-anticipated album, “Revival”, is set to be released soon, and it features some big artists.

The Detroit-based rapper hasn’t released an album since 2013’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”, for which he earned two Grammy Awards. He started promoting the new album back in October, and recently released the track list on social media.

The album features 19 tracks, including his collaboration with Beyonce, “Walk on Water”. Alicia Keys appears on the 9th track, “Like Home”. English-born singer, Ed Sheeran, lends his talent to a track titled, “River.”

Other artists who appear on the album include Phresher, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey, Kehlani, and Pink. Eminem collaborated with Pink on the song, “Revenge”, which appeared on her album “Beautiful Trauma” that was released earlier this year.

Rolling Stone reports that additional tracks on the album are titled, “Believe”, “Untouchable”, “Remind Me”, “Framed”, “Heat”, “Offended”, “In Your Head”, “Castle”, and “Arose”.

It’s also been revealed that the rapper will kick off a tour in 2018 to support his new album. He will play in select cities, making this his first American tour since 2014.

He last appeared on The Monster Tour with Rihanna four years ago. Those six shows alone grossed over $36 million.

Eminem has sold more than 172-million albums since his debut with 1996’s “Infinite”. He was the best-selling artist in the United States in the 2000s, and has won 15 Grammy Awards over the course of his career.

With the buzz around social media intensifying, his next album is set to be one of his best yet. “Revival” is currently available for pre-order and is set to be released on December 15th.