5 Largest (and Most Surprising) Moments From Eminem’s ‘Revival’

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Shady’s again — and extra explosive than ever. Eminem launched his extremely anticipated ninth studio album, Revival, on Friday, December 15.

The 19-track report is the 45-year-old rapper’s first since 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and it covers an array of subjects, together with politics, drug abuse, household and fame. Right here, Us Weekly rounds up 5 of the largest moments from the album — which options collaborations with Beyoncé, Pink, Ed Sheeran and extra — that made Us do a double take.

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1. Donald Trump Tirade

It’s no secret that Eminem isn’t a fan of President Donald Trump. Two months after blasting the 71-year-old in a livid freestyle throughout the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Slim Shady is at it once more on the Alicia Keys duet “Like House.” The surprisingly patriotic observe consists of lyrics about how Trump watches “Fox Information like a parrot and repeats” after which bans “transgenders from the navy with a tweet.” Eminem additionally accuses the actual property mogul of taking part in golf with members of the Ku Klux Klan, later rapping, “Higher get the swastika together with your title carved in it / Ought to be your trademark ‘trigger hate’s all you performed off … So principally, you Adolf Hitler / However you ain’t ruining our nation, punk.”

2. Letters to Hailie

“Fort” is devoted to the Detroit native’s daughter Hailie, 21, whom he shares with ex-wife Kim Scott. Every verse serves as a distinct letter to Hailie; the primary seems on the weeks earlier than her beginning, the second comes a number of months later and the third falls on her 12th birthday. Early on, Eminem admits that he’s uncertain if he’s “capable of assist” his daughter however welcomes her to “Mother and Dad’s loopy world.” Within the ultimate verse, he assures Hailie that he’s “a superb individual” regardless of what critics might say.

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Eminem's album Revival
Eminem’s album ‘Revival.’

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three. Close to-Deadly Overdose

The MC addresses his near-fatal 2007 drug overdose on the closing observe, “Arose.” He recollects waking up within the hospital, “hooked as much as some machine,” and overhearing a nurse saying that his “liver and kidneys aren’t functioning.” Em apologizes to Hailie as a result of the well being scare occurred across the time of her 12th birthday. “Dad ain’t making it dwelling for Christmas,” he raps. Towards the top of the music, Eminem declares that he’s “rewinding the tape,” and the music ends earlier than the ultimate verse of “Fort” kicks in as soon as once more. This time, nevertheless, the lyrics are modified to “I’m pledging to throw this methadone in the bathroom.”

four. Ivanka Trump Reference

The simplistic instrumental on “Framed” doesn’t fairly match the four-plus-minutes of violent lyrics about murder. Taking a web page from his earlier music “97 Bonnie & Clyde,” wherein ex Scott is useless behind his automotive, Shady raps, “How the f–ok is Ivanka Trump within the trunk of my automotive?” Nonetheless, he later insists, “I’m nearly sure I used to be framed.”

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5. Movie star Cameos

Revival is a popular culture fanatic’s dream come true. “Remind Me” closely samples Joan Jett’s traditional “I Love ’n’ Roll,” whereas “Chloraseptic” finds Eminem calling himself the “Simon Cowell of rhyming foul.” And naturally, there are the numerous options from Beyoncé, Pink, Sheeran, Keys, X Ambassadors and extra. On the Pink collaboration “Want Me,” Em raps, “Beginning to suppose we have been made for one another / However certainly one of us on this relationship is elevating the opposite / You remind me of my mom.”

Inform Us: What’s your favourite music on Revival?

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