After weeks of Eminem’s new album being teased in the form of an elaborate joke based around a fake prescription medication used to treat “Atrox Rithimus,” the release date for Revival has finally been disclosed.
On Tuesday, Dr. Dre posted a video to his Instagram which at first glance appeared to be another “Revival” medication spoof. This one was special, however, because it features company spokesperson Trevor announcing what we’ve known all along – Revival is the name of Eminem’s upcoming album – and something we didn’t know until now: the album will be dropping on Dec. 15.
“If you happen to run into me out on the street, please don’t ask me anything about the album,” says Trevor in the reveal video. “Em told me he likes to keep people guessing. Just kidding, I…don’t know s**t…I’ve never met Eminem.”
“Walk on Water” featuring Beyonce is the only single to be released from the album so far. The Detroit rapper gave an emotional performance of the track while appearing as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live earlier this month, with frequent collaborator Sklar Grey filling in for Bey.
Em also performed his classic hits “Stan” and “Love the Way You Lie,” with Grey performing Rihanna’s part.
Check out the reveal video up top.