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Eminem to appear on "SNL" Nov. 18

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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Eminem hasn’t officially announced his new album yet, but he will be appearing on “Saturday Night Live” next month to promote it.

The Detroit rapper, who operates a studio in Ferndale, will be the NBC show’s musical guest on Nov. 18, during an episode hosted by Chance The Rapper. It gives more credence to reports that the album, Eminem’s ninth overall, will be coming out the previous day.

Eminem has teased the title, “Revival,” via a faux ad for a drug of that name that treats the non-existent condition Atrox Rithimus. The ad, accompanying video and toll-free number all contain references to Eminem and his music. The rapper shot the cover for his new album last week in Detroit.

He recently released a video for an anti-Trump freestyle rap called “The Storm,” which premiered Oct. 10 on the BET Hip Hop Awards, but it’s not known whether it will be included on the album or not.

Eminem recently prevailed in a law suit against the New Zealand National Party for using “Lose Yourself” in campaign ads last year. Eminem is donating his approximately $482,000 in winnings to victims of recent hurricanes in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. The song was featured in his first film, “8 Mile,” which celebrates its 15th anniversary with a special screening on Nov. 8 at the Bel Air Luxury Cinema in Detroit and a party the next night at Saint Andrews Hall in downtown Detroit.

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