The Detroit rapper, who is gearing up to break his four-year hiatus in between albums this Friday (Dec. 15), has been expertly rolling out his highly anticipated ninth studio project, Revival. Unfortunately, there has been a bit of a change in plans, with the album leaking online two days before its long-awaited release.
While fans have been speculative since learning of the album's curious track listing, one that is relatively heavy on the R&B and pop-leaning collaborations, reactions to the leaked material are just as torn.
Regardless of whether or not you were hoping for a double album—a theory that since has been debunked by Slaughterhouse's KXNG Crooked—or you are totally hype over Beyoncé's involvement with the veteran rapper, it's clear that Em's Revival has got everyone talking. Not only that, but that there are a lot of unrealistic expectations thrown in the mix as well.
Now that the music has arrived, with some Eminem stans waiting for the official release date to digest their first listens, the season for passionate commentary has officially opened, with fans taking to Twitter to discuss the 45-year-old's latest material. May the debates begin.
See what some folks are already saying about Eminem's Revival in the tweets below.
I did not wait 4 whole fucking years to listen to a leak...I support my artist. I’ll be waiting for the official release to listen to Revival and giving @Eminem the support he deserves.— 𝔩𝔲𝔪𝔦 🥀 (@explorewithlumi) December 13, 2017
Listened to the #Revival leak. Best line Em said on the whole album is: "But Marshall, you are terrific, so smart and gifted / I'm so narcissistic, when I fart, I sniff it" on "Offended".— Matt (@mattwhitlockPM) December 13, 2017
I CAN'T BREATHE I LISTENED TO THE LEAK AND I'M NOT LYING Y'ALL THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST ALBUM HE'S RELEASED SINCE THE EMINEM SHOW. THIS SOUNDS FANTASTIC OML HOLY FUCK THE PRODUCTION IS WOW HIS FLOW IS CRAZY..... #Revival— Marshall (@LDR_Violence) December 13, 2017
Eminem using the Migos flow..... pic.twitter.com/6ztMRmtQxM— Sicksteen #YN (@Sicksteen_216) December 13, 2017
It’s time for Eminem to gracefully retire. I’m not wasting my precious time listening to his music in 2017— Buy Goreztka (@BasedChasen) December 14, 2017
This Eminem album might legitimately turn out to be the worst piece of music ever released I'm crying pic.twitter.com/5PwVNPvVDy— porzingis fan acct (@ELITEbreak_) December 13, 2017
Not sure if its real or not but this pic of Eminem's Revival is making its rounds online. If its real, I think it will leak soon. pic.twitter.com/b8Aox40dWV— Eminem & Shady News (@ShadyFansite) December 12, 2017
I told myself to resist the #revival leak but I would like to hear your opinion. Any "intouchable" beats? (I didn't like those) A dark tone? Personal songs? Calm songs? Straight bars? Tell me:) thanks #stan— M (@perceptionnnnn) December 13, 2017
So all the Eminem haters are just vanished after Revival's leak? Lmao where yall at bruh?— King Carter (@CarterAveiro) December 13, 2017
EMINEM FUCKING SAID "Started from the bottom like a snowman" pic.twitter.com/tYFm7V01Md— T. (@Riquestradamus) December 13, 2017
Eminem said "I'm so narcissistic, when I fart, I sniff it / Do a fake dab to smell my armpits with it" pic.twitter.com/qGV5kaMdfV— desp (@bigracks) December 13, 2017
Eminem in 2017 is the equivalent of Kobe Bryant in his final season. You tune in out of respect and stomach the trash performance because this person's gift once played a big part in your life.— . (@CAWBBBB) December 14, 2017
Eminem just named-checked Mitch McConnell, Rachel Dolezal, Kellyanne Conway, R Kelly and his own farts in one of his new songs.— Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) December 13, 2017
I dunno y'all...
joke's gonna be on y'all when the Eminem snippet with the Migos flow is just a set up for a follow up concept album about how mumble rap took over his brain— 03 Guido (@HaroldBingo) December 13, 2017
Y'all slandering Eminem but thought Jay Z rapped well on 4:44 🤣— Al Horford best C in the league (@streetsdiscip1e) December 13, 2017
Y'all really using the last free days on Al Gore's internet to listen to Eminem pic.twitter.com/HPG2o6sDfU— SKKRRRT Loder (@ScoobySteve15) December 13, 2017
Gotta respect Eminem’s hustle. His music is now political and soft as fuck to match this generation’s attitude— THот Desтяoчэя🇺🇸 (@Massai727) December 14, 2017
Rapgenius gonna take that "started from the bottom like a snowman" line and say— compare to me to who?If it aint the Notorious One (@KingUlyssesIV) December 13, 2017
"Eminem is both saying snowmen are constructed from the bottom up and referencing Young Jeezy and how he grinded to come up from the bottom"
Sorry for doubting you @Eminem. You still gotta lose Rick Rubin though...— EQB (@EyeQuoteBudden) December 13, 2017
Dudes listening to 20 second clips of Eminem songs and basing their whole opinion of the album on it lmao— Nique 🎄 (@DominizZzle) December 13, 2017