A week ahead of dropping his Revival album, Eminem addresses White privilege once again on his new song "Untouchable." Also on Thursday, he unveiled the album cover for Revival, which shows him burying his head in his hand from behind an American flag.
Eminem has gotten political with his music before. In October, he voiced his disapproval of President Donald Trump with a freestyle rap performance that aired during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.
"Untouchable" is an up-tempo anthem that addresses police brutality, racial profiling, white privilege and systematic racism in America. The song also mentions other social issues such as segregation, poverty, high crime rates and low job availability.
Eminem raps "Black boy, black boy, we ain't gonna lie to you/Black boy, black boy, we don't like the sight of you/Pull on the side of you/Window rolled down, profile."
In the second verse, he speaks plainly to the message of his song, "Throughout history, African-Americans have been treated likes---/And I admit, there have been times where it's been embarrassing to be a ... white boy, white boy."
Song Lyrics: https://genius.com/Eminem-untouchable-lyrics
Check out the Revival cover and tracklist below.
Eminem's Revival Tracklist
1. "Walk on Water" Feat. Beyoncé
3. "Chloraseptic" Feat. Phresher
5. "River" Feat. Ed Sheeran
6. "Remind Me (Intro)"
7. "Remind Me"
8. "Revival (Interlude)"
9. "Like Home" Feat. Alicia Keys
10. "Bad Husband" Feat. X Ambassadors
11. "Tragic Endings" Feat. Skylar Grey
13. "Nowhere Fast" Feat. Kehlani
16. "Need Me" Feat. Pink
17. "In Your Head"
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I wasn't taking his lyrics seriously back in the days, why start now.
I would expect EM to throw a line about trump, say how US is racist (without mentioning the direction of the racism because honestly it goes both ways) and then destroy the laughable Social justice warriors, feminists that are screaming at everyone through frustration. I can already see the "comic book"-like video.
I guess that Eminem is gone.
Wondering though what's the background, what happened that Eminem tries to milk such subjects?
we all know he always had a problem with politicians, but he'd simply drop a line max 2 in a song filled with an avalanche of different ideas. Now 4 minutes about Trump.
Also how perverted from the "anti-racist" to expect whites to feel ashamed for... being white. This "anti-racism" war has gone to that step. Lest not forget the black lives matter list, where whites are supposed to simply give all their possessions to oppressed black people.
Proceed please, only that way US will be quiet. All whites better leave. Like Zimbabwe
No one asks you to be ashamed of being white. Only to reflect on your position in society, and to learn about how other people experience society.
One example I recently saw was an article about some white hippies in California smoking weed while doing yoga, meanwhile thousands of black men are behind bars for non-violent weed-related drug offenses. It's ridiculous.
yup, I already learned that my actions have repercussions: good or bad. let's get responsible for our actions and we will have a better world.
what is your source in regards to the thousands of black men that are behind bars for "non-violent" weed related. What was the reason for their conviction? did police bust into their homes while they were casually watching the Sunday football game and wooped their asses and put them in jail. How shameful.
Snoop dogg, a role model, is so busted all the time and flashing his bags of weed to his tens of millions of followers on instagram, like he's having soup. I'd expect the racist pigs to come after him, yet... nothing happens. it's ridiculous.
@Felicia5567 These black men are thugs !!!
Stop your pathetic ass kissing ! and shame any white man for just opening his mouth !!!
Jeesus Fucking Christ !