Eminem has released the official tracklisting for his forthcoming new album, Revival, which is slated for wide release on Friday, December 15, and I couldn't be less excited for this album.
Joining Eminem on the 19-track project are Beyoncé, who is featured on lead single "Walk on Water," Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Kehlani, X Ambassadors, Pink, Skylar Grey and Phresher. Yes, that Phresher.
While it's not fair to judge an album by its tracklisting, it's unfathomable that not a single one of Eminem's own artists, from veteran partner-in-rhyme Royce da 5'9" to new signees Boogie, Westside Gunn and Conway, will be a part of the final project.
Eminem is indeed trapped in an artistic no man's land, and with a bloated tracklisting full of pop features, it's unlikely he'll find salvation anytime soon.