"Don't take a scientist to see our violent nature lies in the poverty we face."
Eminem has released new single ‘Untouchable’, and it sees the rapper back on typically ferocious form as he tackles subjects including police brutality in America and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The track is the second to be taken from forthcoming album ‘Revival’, and sees the rapper offering a scathing state-of-the-nation address as he explores race relations in the US.
“Throughout history, African-Americans have been treated like shit, and I admit there have been times where it’s been embarrassing to be a white boy”, he raps on the track.
On another line, he offers: “We just want a safe environment for our kids, don’t take a scientist to see our violent nature lies in the poverty we face”.
He also directly references the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in police custody in 2015.
The latest release from Eminem is a marked contrast from first album single ‘Walk on Water’, which saw the rapper duetting with Beyonce and opting for a stripped back spoken word section.
Earlier this week, the rap icon announced that ‘Revival’ will be announced on December 15 and shared the tracklisting, which features star-studded collaborations with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Pink, Kehlani, Skylar Grey, X Ambassadors and Phresher.
Eminem also recently doubled down on his criticism of Donald Trump, claiming that the US President “does not give a fuck about anybody else in America” apart from his key supporters.
“We have a president who does not care about everybody in our country; he is not the president for all of us, he is the president for some of us. He knows what he’s doing”, he said.