Eminem sent the internet ablaze Friday morning when he came out of nowhere and treated fans to a surprise album called Kamikaze, featuring guest appearances from Joyner Lucas, Royce Da 5’9” & Jessie Reyez. The 13-track project finds Em responding to criticism he received for his 2017 album Revival and calling out other artists & industry heads throughout the album, including Charlamagne Tha God, Machine Gun Kelly, Joe Budden, Lil Yachty & more.
One of the tracks that’s been getting a lot of early attention is the title track “Kamikaze,” which finds Em criticizing rap in general and calling out his former(?) Shady recording artist Joe Budden. “Somebody tell Budden before I snap/ He better fasten it, Or have his body bag get zipped/ The closest thing he’s had to hits/ Since smacking bitches,” he spits.
Elsewhere on the record, Em has some words for DJ Akademiks & even Tyler The Creator, who he calls a “bitch. “Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch/ It’s not just ’cause you lack attention/ It’s ’cause you worship D12’s balls, you’re sacrilegious,” he spits.
Take a close listen to the fire new song and let us know what you think. Record available on iTunes.
Then give Album of the Year to somebody that no one’s ever even heard of
All I know is I wrote every single word of everything I ever murdered
Time to separate the sheep from goats
And I got no faith in your writers, I don’t believe in ghosts
When rap needed it most, I was that wing in that prayer
A beacon of hope, the B-I-R-D in the air
Somewhere, some kid is bumping this while he lip-syncs in the mirror
That’s who I’m doin’ it for, the rest I don’t really even care