Eminem and Beyonce Team up for New Song
Eminem’s new single featuring Beyonce ‘Walk on Water’ produced by Rick Ruben has been climbing the charts. This is the first single of his upcoming album ‘Revival’ which is scheduled to be released December 15. You have to admit this was not an anticipated musical combination. When two superstars with significant followers and fan bases with names like Beyhive and Stan’s, they will listen. The new single is the chart's highest arrival during November, at No. 14. It opened on Digital Song Sales at No. 2 with 64,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music, and Streaming Songs at No. 15 with 18.3 million U.S. streams. Beyonce opens up the song with the verse, “I walk on water, but I ain’t no Jesus, I walk on water but only when it freezes.” One of the verses Eminem raps, “Why are expectations so high? Is it the bar I set? He continues to say, “Kids look at me as a god, this is retarded. “If they only knew, it’s a facade and it’s exhaustive.” He opens up a lot about his insecurities most people would not expect him to have. Eminem performed the song on SNL with host Chance the Rapper November 18.
Of course after making headlines when he fearlessly criticized Donald Trump in his freestyle at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards, it was only right for some to criticize his collaboration with Beyonce. He rapped, “But we better give Obama props/Cause what we got in office now is a kamikaze/ That’ll probably cause a nuclear holocaust. “When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that in/instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada/ All these horrible tragedies and he would rather/Cause a twitter storm with the Packers.” Some are saying his spurting of lyrics, stopping mid sentence and rhythm is not the sound fans are use to. Eminem is 45 years old and been in the hip hop game long enough to evolve and be able to open up about his experience to his fans. He is aware of his platform and expressing his beliefs and struggles at the same time. Music is a form of healing and therapy. How would you feel knowing so many people have high expectations of you? Take a listen to the singe “Walk on Water and let me know your thoughts.