If you happened to go to bed before midnight, your final thoughts were likely about the Detroit Lions and how you really hope the regular season looks absolutely nothing like the preseason did. (Don’t worry, it will)
Well, if you also happen to be a fan of Eminem, the Lions will be the last thing on your mind today as the Detroit rapper dropped a surprise new album at midnight which is titled, “Kamikaze.”
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 31, 2018
The album is a full-length release that features songs targeting the Grammys, the press, and of course, President Trump.
“With album art featuring the rear end of a fighter plane with the tail marker “FU-2” (and bearing an uncanny resemblance to the cover of Beastie Boys’ 1986 album “Licensed to Ill”), the new release clocks in at around 45 minutes with 13 tracks.”
Here are some other highlights:
“Two of the tracks — with the “skit” label — clock in at under a minute and are voicemails between Rosenberg and Em. In the first one, Rosenberg says he’s listened to the new album and asks Eminem: “Are you really going just to deride everybody who, you don’t like what they have to say about you or the stuff you’re working on? I don’t know if that’s really a great idea, it’s like what’s next, ‘Kamikaze 2,’ the album where you reply to everybody who didn’t like the album that you made replying to everybody that didn’t like the previous album? It’s a slippery slope, I don’t know if it’s really a good idea.”
Other topics and personalities addressed on “Kamikaze” include President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the Grammy Awards and the press, which Em calls out for panning “Revival.” Indeed, Em’s own tweet announcing the album notes that the rapper “tried not to overthink this one.”
Here is the full track listing:
Lucky You (feat. Joyner Lucas)
Paul – Skit
Em Calls Paul – Skit
Not Alike (feat. Royce Da 5’9′)
Nice Guy (feat. Jessie Reyez)
Good Guy (feat. Jessie Reyez)
Venom – Music from the Motion Picture
This surprise album drop by Eminem has many of us feeling like he must have felt during his awkward interview with Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger during the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game in September of 2013.
In case you forgot about that one, check it out.