Much to fans’ disappointment, November 17 came and went without Eminem’s new album, Revival. Although the date was mere speculation to begin with, it quickly circulated around the internet as that magical day Hip Hop fans would finally get a Slim Shady album, his first since 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Now, the same site that initially sparked the rumor is back with another projected release date for Em’s ninth studio album. According to HITS Daily Double, Revival will hit the shelves on December 8.
“U2 is now expected on 12/1 and Eminem is believed to be coming on 12/8,” the post reads.
Although Shady’s camp hasn’t confirmed a particular date, the release of Em’s latest single, “Walk On Water” featuring Beyoncé, his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live,a rare interview with Shade 45 and the limited edition “Stan” merch all indicate a project is on the horizon.
It’s difficult to determine why the rollout is taking so long, but one clever Reddit user pointed out that “Walk On Water” is no longer being promoted as Revival‘s lead single on Em’s website. On November 10, it said the song was the “first single from his forthcoming album” and now, that part has been removed from the description.
Some are speculating the team is back to the drawing board.
Whatever the case, get ready for December 8 when fans can either rejoice or be let down once again.