May I have your attention please? May I have your attention please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
It turns out he will be doing just that, at RF18! Not only is it a first for the festival, but for Denmark as a whole.
All though it’s hard to imagine this man needs any introduction, I’ll give you a quick wikipedia-based runthrough:
Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. With 47.4 million albums sold in the US and 155 million records globally, he is among the world’s best-selling artists. Additionally, he is the only artist to have eight albums consecutively debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop.
After his debut album Infinite (1996) and then Slim Shady EP (1997), Eminem signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and subsequently achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. His next two releases, 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002’s The Eminem Show, were worldwide successes, with each being certified diamond in U.S. sales, and both winning Best Rap Album Grammy Awards—making Eminem the first artist to win the award for three consecutive LPs. They were followed by Encore in 2004, another critical and commercial success. Eminem went on hiatus after touring in 2005, releasing Relapse in 2009 and Recovery in 2010. Both won Grammy Awards and Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, the second time he had the international best-selling album of the year (after The Eminem Show). Eminem’s eighth album, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, won two Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album; it expanded his record for the most wins in that category and his Grammy total to 15. In 2017, he released his ninth studio album, Revival.
All though hardcore fans have had some trouble adjusting to his new album, especially for his collaborations with artists he used to criticize in his lyrics, everybody has been yearning for new material.
Eminem may have lost some of his anger, but his talent is still strong and present on the new album. As the RF official website says:
Revival is a new raw, honest and compelling record in Eminem’s discography. Another one that pulls us right into his evocative dramas. With Revival Eminem has set a new record: he is the first act to achieve eight consecutive album chart entries that debuted at no. 1 atop the Billboard tally.
When Eminem steps onto Orange Stage at Roskilde Festival, you will get a focused rapper on his toes like a boxer. Expect a bulging setlist full of hits and bangers, everything beefed up by a full backing band and an amazing production.
For me, Lose yourself, is still one of the most motivating songs ever and it will never disappear from my work out playlist.
Super stoked he will be at RF18!!!