Imagine being Eminem and working on an album under the stress he’s been under to deliver to his fans and then you release the track list for this album and those same fans you’re trying to please largely bash the choices (without even hearing the album), then some rando on the internet makes a fake track list that someone you signed retweets, and it’s better received than the actual track list.
He took the fattest L of all, my friends. ———
Edit: I imagine Paul being very Jeff Green-esque from Curb Your Enthusiasm about it.
Paul: So something went down last night - I don’t want to get into specifics but, you need to make this a double album.
Em: What? The fuck are you talking about?
Paul: They think it’s two discs now. They think it’s a double album. Do you still have Reggie’s number? You think he’d fly out here if we asked him? Fly him out here like tomorrow morning?
Em: Who told them it was a double album??
Paul: Yeah he tweeted a track list...look we’re wasting time. How do you feel about “Microwave” for a song title.
Em: So Joe Budden tells people the album is coming November 17th, and Crooked said it’s a double album? This is who I signed? This is who I fucking signed??
2 Chainz: Motherfucker we gotta talk!
[Curb Your Enthusiasm theme music plays]
Second Edit: Wow! Thanks for the love and the gold you guys! Glad I could make you laugh 😊
Be careful what you wish for Cause you just might get it And if you get it then you just might not know What to do with it, cause it might just Come back on you ten-fold
So instead of 2 albums, we'll get 20? Sweet.
Oh god this reminds me of when Kendrick dropped DAMN. i might get PTSD...
Wow so dude was only like 21 when he was on Marshall Mathers and working on Devil’s Night. I’m 30. Excuse me going to re-examine my life.
Em only puts 1 middlefinger up, new single coming in 1 day??????
We eatin booooooiiiissssss!!!!!!!!!!!
He's no proof but he does his job. Not sure what your problem is.
Upstairs, clothed, with a finger drawn!
Really wonder if it’ll have that flag effect on it
Tough shit. You’re gonna get full on political storytelling Eminem. He’s going to save your fucked up country through sound.
Jay Z convinced Bey to feature you reckon he does that for everyone? Trump is only going at artists he doesn’t feel relevant. Maybe Trump has heard whispers the whole time and was told do not reply to the white boy. The white boy will cause riots and body him
Only Eminem has the balls to do that and not get a reply from the The President. Hopefully these smaller features are to make Trump retaliate. Trump strokes his own ego and doesn’t go after somebody he knows could rip him apart. I introduce to you - Eminem.
Edit - you also have to remember that Donald Trump publicly backed Political Eminem the first time. Can you imagine how bad it can be spun for Trump if he reacts?
Donald Trump resigning in disgrace because Eminem embarrassed him in a rap battle a la 8 Mile would be like the 7th weirdest thing to happen in 2017.
I’m not saying that. I’m saying he’s going to do what he wants. If it’s Political it’s for a reason. We all should know that by now.
The flag is backwards. Important. Revolution. Opposition to government. Rushing into battle. Against unruly ruliness. Themes.
Wait, so you know the theme of the album?
Great quality! Thank you!
Yeah please share!
Don't play with my emotions like this. If this is a double album i'll eat my own fucking ass.
In before someone makes a theory saying Eminem heard the backlash of the initial track list and made all these songs 12 hours ago.
Still no 2 Chainz lmfao
If this is legit I’ll shave my nuts. Tuck my dick in between my legs and cluck.
BITCH I AM STAN!
But for real though, I’m happy ed sheeran’s on it. My 2 fav artists in one song!!!
I like the DEC3MBER thing.looks dope
was hoping to hear a new snippet
Damn this hypes me up even more.
DecEMber... I like it.
Over the past ~2 months, Joe has been on fucking point about what Em is doing lately... at least as much as one can reasonably be about predicting the next move of someone who notoriously avoids following the same formulas that everyone else uses.
I don't understand how people don't get this. Ah well, they can be mad for no reason if they want. That shit must be miserable though.
So what are you pissed about? The fact that he has a bunch of females doing hooks(potentially, because we honestly have NO fucking idea what the songs will actually be like) or because of the lack of emcee features? Because if it's the lack of features that's just fucking dumb, do you want to hear Marshall or do you want to hear other rappers? I get that you and everyone else who is up in bunches thinks that this is going to be another Recovery but I doubt he'd do that. The couple of people from within the Shady camp who have heard shit from the album have said it's a classic. They could just be hype men or they could be telling the truth. Either way we won't know, or shouldn't form an opinion until we hear it for ourselves. Either way I guarantee you this project will be better than 98% of the shit that's been released this year. It's fucking Eminem.
Alright everyone, let’s quit bitching about the features for a sec and get back to work on analyzing the track list.
What do the titles give us? For instance, the song I put in the title has me intrigued. An interlude is a shift/change of dynamic. What could this be? Skit? Change in mood/style for the rest of the album? I don’t fucking know. Why the fuck would he name a song River? Is this shit about baptism? Lmao
I wanna know y’alls thoughts on allll of these songs, and what you think they’re gonna be about/your interpretation. Let’s mellow the fuck out and enjoy the fact that we have a new Eminem album out next week, huh?
Keep it Shady.
It's interesting that the album's title is an interlude. I don't know what to expect from it but I'm just hoping it's over a minute long and adds to the album. It'd be really interesting for Em to have a concept album which wouldn't be the same without a track, even if it was an interlude.
The message of Walk on Water is that he’s human and he’s struggling to keep up with expectations. But at the end he goes fuck it.
So I guess Believe, Chloraseptic, Untouchable, River and Remind Me would be lyrical showcases and I’m the GOAT type tracks.
After the interlude, maybe the tracks get more serious and show a more humane side?
Maybe I’m looking into this too much.
I’m definitely thinking along the same lines you are. I feel like the back half of the album is going to be very reflective/introspective.
I noticed that most of the features seem to follow that interlude. It had me intrigued as well.
I know this is a crazy concept...
Eminem is a music artist who enjoys listening to each person he chose to collaborate with on this album. He’s a guy making music, and he definitely doesn’t owe anyone anything. So why can’t we respect who he works with, listen to the album he drops, and commend him for putting out ANOTHER rap album (with 19 tracks, nonetheless) at the age he’s at, after being around for so long?
People are allowed to be miffed about his music choices, dude. Doesn't help that he spent a good chunk of his early career making fun of the exact type of person he has become.
Hasn't changed? I think if you showed current Eminem to 1999 Eminem he would be absolutely flabbergasted. He's a very different person. And why shouldn't he be? He's dealt with having a very public life and enormous amounts of fame and success. He's probably seen his actions have affects in both positive and negative ways. What he's experienced as a person would probably change just about anyone.
He made fun of the boy bands and corporate manufactured popstars. You think that's what he is now?
I don't owe him praise either. He doesn't become invincible to critique just because of his age.