Eminem tackles white privilege in 'Untouchable' — listen now
Eminem released a second taste of his forthcoming ninth studio album, Revival, on Friday. “Untouchable” is a strikingly political statement, particularly compared to the album’s uplifting, Beyoncé-featuring lead single “Walk on Water,” which Eminem dropped in November.
The lengthy song addresses hot-button issues including police brutality, mass incarceration, and racial inequality. Throughout “Untouchable,” Eminem references a litany of specific news stories related to Black Lives Matter, the death of Freddie Gray, the beating of Rodney King, and Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protests.
The charged cut harkens back to the President Donald Trump-bashing freestyle “The Storm” that the MC delivered at BET’s Hip-Hop Awards in October. In a conversation with Elton John published yesterday by Interview, Eminem continued to speak out against the president, saying he “does not give a f— about anybody” but his supporters.
Last month, Eminem appeared on Saturday Night Live to promote Revival, performing “Walk on Water” and a medley of old hits.
Revival drops Dec. 15. Earlier this week, Eminem shared the album’s 19-song tracklist, which features appearances from Ed Sheeran, Pink, Alicia Keys, and more. Hear “Untouchable” above.