Fans Rail Against Eminem's Pop-Heavy "Revival" of the list of Tracks And Come With a Double LP Theory
"Eminem's features of the reading like a we are the world album....for better or for worse."
Eminem revealed the Revival of the list of songs on Tuesday (5 December), leaving many fans scratching their heads. Ed Sheeran? P!nk? Kehlani? It hardly seems like the Slim Shady 2000 the Marshall Mathers LP, which I had bars to make fun of these artists, right???
The 19-track offering features the aforementioned pop stars, Beyoncé (who appears in the project's first single, "Walk On Water"), Alicia Keys, the rock, the outfit X Ambassadors, Phresher (the only rap feature), and frequent collaborator/songwriter Skylar Grey.
As Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg tweeted, "Eminem features of the reading like a we are the world album....for better or for worse."
Eminem features of the reading like a we are the world album....for better or for worse
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) December 5, 2017
The majority of the fans seem to be mainly confused by the Sheeran collaboration, "River", while others were disappointed Kendrick Lamar don't make it into the album. 2 Chainz was also noticeably absent, a collaboration of the fans thought it was a no-brainer. Tity Boi posted photos of himself with Ms in the month of June, prompting speculation of a whole track was in the way, but the following month, 2 Chainz was cautious about a reality existing during an interview with Hot 97.
I never thought I'd see the day where Eminem did a track with Ed Sheeran and now I'm mad that I did. https://t.co/WbtxGTXiH6
— The Last Of The Jedi Hype Train (@CASHEWJUlCE) December 5, 2017
eminem feat. ed sheeran will be the audio equivalent of a green chicken breast
— the death bionicle (@krumpbattle) December 5, 2017
Tech 9, and 2 Chainz?? Where?
— ElitE (@itsEliteShady) December 5, 2017
not the Griselda artists on the new album of Eminem & 2 Chainz song did not make the cut. but Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys And Pink, though! a lot of the waiting room tunes otw
— Quitter Fredette (@HaroldBingo) December 5, 2017