Eminem's eighth-consecutive No. 1 album, Revival, caught a fair share of heat from rap fans following its arrival last month. Despite its politically-charged lens and Em's obsession with high level rapping, signature Em-style raps, the project was critically-panned (even before it officially arrived) and even caught controversy after 2 Chainz was infamously left off the Phresher-featured "Chloroseptic."
Well, rap fans received a rebuttal on Monday, as Em not only unleashed the anticipated 2 Chainz verse for the official remix of the song, but also clapped back at critics who lambasted Revival from jump street. To hear him tell it, "I draw inspiration out of hate."
"You just called my shit trash? Thank God, I rap better when the odds are stacked," Em vehemently raps in a verse that may very well be his most fiercest to date. While 2 Chainz delivers another standout verse, it's Marshall Mathers who seemingly steals the show, as the rap god points the finger-wagging back at the critics, who shelved his release.
"Revival's wack, I don't like the "Zombie" track / Or when he's talking that garbage like hotter crap / Where's your content at? What's with all the conscious rap," he raps on his nearly two-minute rhyme. "Pink, Beyoncé this and Kehlani that / I just added to the fuel in my rocket pack / 'Til I'm ready to respond, then I'ma launch it at 'em / Idiotic from the fuckin' embryonic sac / To the bodybag, I'll be back / And when I am, I'll be at your fuckin' throat like chloraseptic."
Even with all the hate poured on the album, Revival continues to sit in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, nearly a month after its release. As Billboard reports, the album, Eminem's ninth studio release, currently sits in the sixth spot after moving an additional 41,000 equivalent album units.
Listen to Em's pointed "Chloroseptic" verse below, also featuring 2 Chainz and Phresher.