Guess who's back? Shady's Back! Detroit born Rapper Eminem who goes by Slim Shady brought his Revival Tour show to a London crowd during the first of two nights at London's Twickenham Stadium. After playing two record-breaking shows and making history by becoming the first rapper to sell out two nights at London's Wembley Stadium back in 2014, Slim shady came back and brought his fans a bigger and better show than before.
The show featured a show that was filled with energy from start to finish. Eminem who appeared on stage along with a full orchestra, band and hypeman brought the fans a show that they indulged in. And even though production wise the show was quite basic using the flashing and strobe lights and occasional firework throughout the night. Once Em took the stage and started the performance all those details floated away.
Before Eminem took the stage fans were treated to not just one opening but three who kept the hype going until he hit the stage at around 8:45 Hip-hop legend and fellow Eminem Collaborator Royce 5'9", 2 Chainz and Boogie all hit the stage getting the crowd ready for the main act. And they weren't the only guests on stage. Having previously brought out Dr Dre during his London shows in 2014 this year Em brought out longtime collaborator and the G-Unit Frontman 50 Cent also took to the stage to steal the show and bring out his classic tunes such as In Da Club, I Get Money, as well as performing 2 tracks with Eminem including their hit Crack A Bottle. Also joining Em during the main stage was 2 Chainz and Royce 5'9" who performed their track Fast Lane. Female vocalist and singer-songwriter Skylar Grey also graced the crowd with her beautiful voice as she performed the tracks 'Walk on Water' 'Stan' and Love The Way You Lie' with Eminem.
Fans of Eminem were not disappointed either as Shady himself delivered an epic setlist which included tracks spanning from his 7 album catalogue from the get-go building the crowds energy with tracks such as Medicine Man, Won't Back Down and 3.A.M, notable and standout tracks from the setlist included songs such as Like Toy Solider, Rap God, his Drake collab Forever, The Way I Am, as his most recent Ed Sheeran collab River and his 2013 Rihanna collab The Monster and Not Afraid. As for long-time Eminem fans, they were not dissapointed either as Em included his old 'Slim Shady' classics including 'My Name Is, The Real Slim Shady and Without Me. Before losing out the show Eminem shook the stadium and brought the fireworks for an ending with his track 'Lose Yourself'
Over the general presence and essence of the show was great. Dispite the lack of production in terms of visual effects the rest of the show was another one in terms of Eminem. The Revial Tour concludes tomorrow night at the second and final night at Twickenham Stadium which if this one was anything to go off will be another great one in the books.
Words: Seneo Mwamba
Images: Jeremy Deputat