Monday, 24 September, 2018

Eminem drops surprise album 'Kamikaze'

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| 31 August, 2018, 19:56

Eminem released a surprise album Thursday night and appeared to reignite his feud with President Trump, with some of his new songs taking jabs at the commander in chief.

The 45-year-old tweeted: "Tried not 2 overthink this 1... enjoy".

"Shady punches back, and he's naming names", reads the album's description on Apple Music.

The album's artwork pays homage to the jet rudder and stabiliser cover art of the Beastie Boys' Licensed to III. The collection was executive produced by longtime collaborator Dr Dre.

He also says of Trump: "I empathise with the people this evil serpent sold the dream to that he's deserted".


In 2017, Eminem released a freestyle in which he called Trump a "kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust", said that "racism's the only thing he's fantastic for" and referred to Trump as "Donald the b--".

On the track Not Alike, he uses references to "bathrobe" and "roleplay" whilst calling the disgraced movie producer by his name in rap flow.

"How do I say this?" he raps on Fall.

Though his early work is generally considered to be hip-hop canon, Eminem's output has become increasingly divisive over the last decade. The closing track, "Venom", is also on the Venom soundtrack. "I don't know if that's really a great idea".

Check out some of the fan, critic, and celebrity reactions, both from HNHH's comment section and Twitter below.

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