Eminem Lists All The Reasons Why He’s NOT A Rap God In A Powerful New Song (Audio)
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Eminem season is upon us. Today (November 10), Eminem releases the first single, “Walk On Water,” from his ninth album, Revival. The apparent third in a trilogy (see: 2009’s Relapse and 2010’s Recovery), the upcoming LP finds the Detroit, Michigan Rap superstar looking back at his catalog, just as he did on last album, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP2. Having already asserted himself as a “Rap God” on that campaign, “Walk On Water” backs away from the claim in a major way. In a song featuring a tender performance from Beyoncé, Em lists all the doubts and insecurities that have amassed after a career of more than 20 years of seemingly impossible expectations. In articulating why he’s only human, Em shows exactly why he is truly extraordinary. Later this month, Em’ will be the musical guest on SNL‘s November 18 episode. Chance The Rapper will host.
In addition to Eminem’s revival, the playlist features past collaborators of his including Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B., Snoop Dogg, and Drake. Other highlights feature Wu-Tang Clan, Rapsody, Big K.R.I.T., and Freddie Gibbs. Together, these artists join Oddisee, Mozzy, Elzhi, J.I.D., Brother Ali, Lil Dicky, D’Angelo, Logic, The Roots, Saukrates, Vic Mensa, Common, Sean Price, and a host of others.