Eminem Drops Surprise Album 'Kamikaze'
Canada’s Jessie Reyez appears on the surprise new album from Eminem, which dropped at midnight.
Kamikaze, which comes just eight months after Recovery, is the rap star’s 10th album and has cover art that borrows from The Beastie Boys’ Licensed To Ill.
The album features Reyez on two songs – “Nice Guy” and “Good Guy.”
“I feel like I wanna punch the world in the f**king face right now,” Eminem admits on “The Ringer,” where he reveals that following his freestyles last year about Donald Trump, the president “sent the Secret Service to meet in person / to see if I really think of hurtin’ him.”
He also speaks to Trump supporters: “I empathize with the people this evil serpent sold the dream to that he’s deserted.”
Eminem included a voice mail message from his manager Paul Rosenberg on the album. “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.”
Sure enough, Eminem targets everyone from Machine Gun Kelly to Lil Yachty. He also spews a homophobic slur in a reference to Tyler, the Creator.
The collection closes with “Venom,” a track from the upcoming Tom Hardy movie of the same name.